Are summer programs really useful?

Like everything else in life, you get out of it what you put into it. Summer programs are useful for a multitude of reasons…

  1. They show admissions counselors that you had the initiative to utilize your summers learning something rather than doing something else less productive
  2. They allow you to experience life on campus and explore what it would be like to be a student at that particular University, as well as a college student in general
  3. If you take courses that you are interested in, you can learn something that is important to you or you might discover that you’re not that interested after all
  4. Occasionally, the instructor may write you a letter of recommendation outlining the skills that he/she saw evident during the course
  5. It provides for meaningful content to add to your resume

At the end of the day, learning is never a waste of time.

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