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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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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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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Expensive Summer Programs

Back in the nineteenth century, French novelist Alphonse Karr was quoted as saying: “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which roughly translates to “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” We couldn’t help but think of this quote as we read “Pricey summer programs raise fairness … 

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