Summer plans matter big time in Ivy League admissions! To paraphrase Dr. Seuss (who, it should be noted, attended Dartmouth College), “the time has come, the time is now.” No, this reference in the context of this blog has nothing to do with Marvin K. Mooney and everything to do with what high school students should be doing right now. Not tomorrow. Not next Tuesday. Now. And that’s planning out how they’re going to be spending their summer months. Because how high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors spend their summer months proves to be very important in the highly selective college admissions process.
If your daughter is a rising high school senior, were you planning on sending her to a summer enrichment program at a prestigious university like Stanford? If so, you are not a regular reader of our college admissions blog because a regular reader of our blog would know better. And they’d have saved the $10,000 that these fancy summer enrichment programs — programs that not only don’t help students gain admission to top colleges but indeed can hurt their candidacies — cost. There are way better ways to spend the summer months and depending on a students’ interests, academic passions, and extracurriculars, we regularly help students shape their summers so that they can have a leg up in the admissions process to Ivy League colleges and other highly selective schools. It’s not a one size fits all. Like the Taylor family that heads Ivy Coach, it is all tailored to the individual student. You like what we did there? Ok, that was lame. We’ll own it.
But don’t waste another week. The time has come, the time is now. Some of the ideas that we’ll have for how your child should spend his or her summer will take a little bit of work and planning but it’s all still doable even as we approach June. So if you’re interested in planning out how your son or daughter will spend the summer months, set up a free consultation today by filling out this form (which you can also find by clicking on our orange button). We’ll go over our services with you offer more specifics on our one-hour evaluation in which you can hear our advice that is specific to your child. We look forward to hearing from you.
Curious to hear what Ivy Coach Founder Bev Taylor has to say about summer plans for high school students? Watch the segment below on “Huffington Post Live” and you’ll see where our tell-it-like-it-is approach all comes from. Note how the direction of the entire conversation changes once Bev offers her opinion. Everyone was all about these summer enrichment programs. It’s exactly the kind of direction change we’ll help implement for your child with his or her summer plans.