Nixing Summer Programs

Ivy Coach, as referenced on “The Huffington Post,” stands firmly against fancy summer enrichment programs (photo credit: King of Hearts). A number of folks have been writing in to us of late inquiring about summer programs. Maybe they’re thinking of sending their children to the Stanford Summer Enrichment Program. Or … 

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College Summer Enrichment Programs

We came across a radio segment on “Public Radio International” that we figured we’d share with our readers. The segment focuses on college summer programs. For those of you who read our blog regularly, you know where we stand on the topic of fancy summer programs. We think they’re a … 

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Ivy League Summer Programs

There’s an article on “Slate” in which a reader wrote in to “Dear Prudence” asking if Ivy League summer programs are worth it. Well, Dear Prudence got it wrong when it comes to these Ivy summer programs. Dear Prudence wrote, “Yes, the program sounds great” and argues that being on … 

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Summer College Enrichment Programs

The Founder of Ivy Coach, Bev Taylor, has an article up today on “The Huffington Post” entitled “Summer College Enrichment Programs Are Sleep-Away Camps” in which she discusses how summer college enrichment programs are essentially a waste of one’s time and money. So many students and parents believe that attending … 

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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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