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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Pre-College Summer Programs Offer No Edge

In a piece published this week in The Washington Post — a piece in which Ivy Coach is featured — writer Anne Kim, a skeptic of the value of pre-college summer enrichment programs, documents what Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University state on their websites about their pre-college summer program: … 

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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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Summer University Enrichment Programs

As it’s now summertime, the floodgates of criticism about Ivy Coach’s position on summer university enrichment programs have opened. And you know how we feel about that? Let it flow, baby! If you’re not familiar with our unapologetic position on summer college enrichment programs, we think they are more likely to hurt … 

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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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