Stanford EPGY... and some other stuff...

<p>Is it a good thing to be invited to the Stanford EPGY Program? Or is this also just one of the mails that universities send to almost every students? I was just wondering... in the site, it says that only invited students can be a member of the site. I want to know if this is good because I would like to use this invitation as additional stuff in my app.
Also, is it good to be invited to the Global Leadership Conference? Or is this again one of the mails that the organization sends out?
Just wondering... Any answers?</p>

<p>Very different. In EPGY you have to work and finish each course (usually lasts 3-6 months) before you can get any credit. it's great if you are motivated enough to self study over a long period of time, setting aside some time every day to learn new stuff on your own.</p>

<p>simply saying you were invited to the EPGY program on your app is useless. it won't mean anything until you've done some courses and gotten a grade for it. if you become a student you can have access to the member part of the site.</p>

<p>I take a number of classes through EPGY, so I have a bit of first-hand experience with this.</p>

<p>First of all, you do NOT need to be invited to get in. You can apply, submit test scores/writing samples/etc., and pay your fee. This is how I applied way back in 5th grade. The info on the application process and requirements is at <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;.&lt;/p>

<p>Most of the classes are somewhat self-paced. Technically, they are entirely self-paced, but I say 'somewhat' because getting through the course before they charge you another $600 is a fairly good incentive to move at a decent pace. ;) Recommended schedules for progressing through the course are usually given, and if you pretend that they are hard deadlines, you'll finish fairly quickly (and inexpensively). Otherwise, they'll be glad to let you move at as slow a pace as you like, charging you $160/month all the while.</p>

<p>The exception to this is the English classes. They are quarterly, do have actual start/end dates and deadlines, and (most) require participation in a weekly "virtual classroom" session. The virtual classroom software is annoying, but usually functional. Supposedly, they are beta-testing a new version at the moment that fixes a lot of the problems that have plagued it over the years. I'll believe it when I see it. :)</p>

<p>I've enjoyed my time in the program. The English teachers are, for the most part, very good. However, the main reason I am participating in EPGY is to get the official transcript. I am a homeschooled student, so the program serves the purpose of providing me with some 'real' grades to show colleges. I am not sure if there is anything that EPGY teaches that can not be learned just as well in a regular high school honors/AP class. In many cases, I would imagine that due to the lack of interaction with a real teacher, the instruction is actually a good bit worse.</p>

<p>IMHO, the main thing the program has going for it for a non-homeschooled student is being able to say, "I took classes from Stanford during high school!" :D</p>

<p>if my PSAT math score is a 74 will I get accepted into the AP Physics B online program? And how much financial aid do they give u if your family's annual income is <45 k?</p>

<p>I think your best bet for getting those questions answered would be to give their admissions office a call.</p>