Do colleges prefer some online courses over others?

<p>Are CTY or EPGY[/url</a>] courses really more challenging than cheaper online courses (from [url=<a href="http://highschool.unl.edu%5DIndependent">http://highschool.unl.edu]Independent</a> Study High School, North</a> Dakota Center of Distance Education, or BYU</a>). Will they seem more impressive to college admissions than other online courses or community college courses? Are they worth the money?</p>

<p>I'm not sure about impressions; it seems like everyone does some form of summer "enrichment" so they seem fairly ubiquitous. </p>

<p>I can speak to the prices; as a rising sophomore, I was forced to take a form of Honors Chemistry from CTY (I chose online due to scheduling conflicts as well as the cheaper price) in order to take AP Chemistry that year. </p>

<p>Honestly, I didn't learn anything, and that was a $600 course. The on-campus courses are much more expensive too.</p>