College Connection: Ivy League summer program for high school students
High school students who are dreaming of attending an Ivy League school can have their dreams come true sooner than they planned. All eight Ivy League institutions are offering “pre-college” programs, including the three that are an easy commute for Central Jersey students: Princeton University, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn).
Princeton University will be hosting a three-week Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) program from July 22 through Aug. 11 on its iconic campus. Students ages 13 through 17 can choose from a wide variety of courses in Humanities, Math, Science, Technology, Visual & Performing Arts and Fitness & Recreation. The application deadline is May 15 and tuition ranges from $4,895 for commuters to $5,795 for residential students.
UPenn in Philadelphia is offering a choice of two-week Penn Summer Prep Programs. Session A runs from July 9 through July 21, while Session B runs from July 23 through Aug. 4. During both sessions students attend one “module” for two-and-a-half hours in the morning, and another one for the same amount of time in the afternoon. Subject areas include: Science, Math, The Arts, Communication, Philosophy and English & Writing. The application deadline is May 1 and tuition ranges from $3,100 for commuters to $4,300 for residential students.
Columbia University, in the heart of Manhattan, will be hosting a three- week “Summer Immersion: NYC pre-college program for high school students from July 17 through Aug. 3. More than 60 courses, in a dozen subject areas, will be offered including: Architecture, The Arts, Business & Economics, Creative Writing, Engineering & Computer Programming, Law & Conflict Resolution, Marketing, Media & Communications, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physical Sciences, Politics & International Affairs and Psychology & Social Sciences. The application deadline in March 15 and details regarding tuition and fees will be available in early February.
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Students who want to experience an Ivy League education can get a jump start this summer, while delving into subject matter that may later help them choose their college major!
Susan Alaimo is the founder and director of SAT Smart. For the past 25 years, SAT Smart’s Ivy League educated instructors have prepared students for the PSAT/SAT/ACT exams with preparation courses and private tutoring throughout Central Jersey. SAT Smart also offers private tutoring for subject tests, AP courses, and all high school subjects. Visit www.SATsmart.com, or call 908-369-5362.