Ysp 2012

<p>Do you need prior research experience in order to be accepted? </p>

<p>Also, is YSP more competitive than COSMOS, or are they equally competitive?</p>

<p>Thank you for your help</p>

<p>I've heard that YSP is a LOT more competitive than COSMOS. Not sure about the prior research experience though; I would think you don't need it but if you did it would help you get in.</p>

<p>Yes, YSP is definitely more competitive; ~40 accepted each year. COSMOS, on the other hand, has four different campuses, each with about 7 or 8 clusters of 20-40 people.
Prior research experience is not required (or even expected, I think).</p>

<p>Can someone who has attended the YSP comment on the experience in this string - the good and the bad? Also, can anyone contrast the experience with COSMOS?</p>

<p>Also, I'm applying and though I probably won't get in, what kind of writing sample is it best to submit? My teacher grades slow so I don't have many choices....</p>