Our Opposition to Summer Enrichment Programs

We at Ivy Coach have been leading many charges over the years in highly selective college admissions. We recently led the charge against the SAT’s Adversity Score. On national television, we announced it wouldn’t last long. It was nixed mere weeks later. We’ve been leading the charge against the practice … 

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On Summer Pre-College Programs

Do you want your child to attend a fancy summer enrichment program at an elite university because you think it’ll improve his or her odds of admission to not only that school but all highly selective colleges? If so, get that kind of thinking out of your head because these … 

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Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer enrichment programs at highly selective colleges are a great way to stand out in the highly selective college admissions process, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. You may think that attending, say, a summer enrichment program at Stanford will help you stand out in the Early Action round at this very school. … 

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Fancy Summer Enrichment Programs

If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that we at Ivy Coach stand firmly against fancy summer enrichment programs. So many parents believe that these fancy summer enrichment programs will help improve their child’s odds of getting into a highly selective college. These parents couldn’t … 

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Prestigious College Summer Programs

We wrote a few days back about prestigious college summer programs and about how popular these university summer enrichment programs were becoming nationwide. If you’re reading this blog to find out which programs are best, to learn about whether the Harvard summer program is better than a similar program at … 

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College Summer Programs

There was an article in “Bloomberg” recently by Mary Camille Izlar entitled “Harvard Summer Program Recommendations Come at Hefty Cost” that discusses the price parents will pay to send their children to expensive college summer programs. They do this of course to improve their child’s odds of getting into the … 

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University Summer Programs

There is an article in “Smart Money” entitled “The New Kids on Campus” by AnnaMaria Andriotis who focuses on colleges that have been expanding summer programs to younger students each year. How young? Kindergartners can now attend college! That is not a typo, you read it right. University summer programs … 

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