Hey guys, this is a copy of the popular “List of Top, Prestigious Awards” thread, but for summer programs only. Let’s make a list of the top summer programs for high schoolers based on selectivity, honor, credibility, and overall impact on college admissions, etc.
Feel free to make changes or add on to the list; this is by no means “correct” or comprehensive.
9: Almost a ticket to a prestigious school
8: Amazing accomplishment; Large boost
Summer Science Program (SSP)
U of Iowa SSTP
Bank of America Student Leaders
BU RISE Internship
5: Pretty good; will complement an already strong record
BU RISE Practicum
Many Governor’s Schools
“Pay-to-Play” Programs (Many University Summer Schools )
Edits and updates to this list are based on recent program graduates’ college matriculation data and a few other factors (ie acceptance rate increases/decreases)