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Engineering Summer Programs?

I would like to look at some options for some summer programs, I am in 11th grade at the moment with an Engineering or Computer Science interest. 3 WEEKS MAX!

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I've pulled together a list for you and saved it in your folder - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FexZHgX7F7CxNnUaq4sKDfkdFlFszK0rnrWDf0BcmRE

Some of the programs you will have seen in last year's list I provided but I've tried to include the ...

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Admission Statistics

Where can I find a comprehensive table with admission statistics including admission rate, GPA, SAT and ACT scores?

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This sheet provides a list of admission statistics from 2018 of each major college in the US.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NUeb2Ht-GfRH8GeSxVUz-FWBYBDUkcaE1_n-18pRmQo

The data is taken from the Common Data Set which is sourced ...

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What is the average number of AP courses a student should have completed to increase their chance of being admitted to challenge/reach schools?

What is the average number of AP courses a student should have completed to increase their chance of being admitted to challenge/reach schools?

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There is no magic number of AP classes a student should take but it’s important to bear in mind that if you intend on applying to the more selective universities, you should take the most challenging courses available to you, which include AP ...

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Where in the the Common Application should a lower GPA be explained?

Where in the the Common Application should a lower GPA be explained?

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If explaining the GPA is preferred (it doesn’t always seem to be the best approach) an applicant could include it in a personal statement, in the additional information field on the Common Application or a supplementary essay section.

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Accepted essays for summer high school programs

Can you provide some examples of essays that were submitted to competitive summer programs and successful?

Julia  - research team

In this folder - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1OvmrvSG-REWWxXazlEdEtkM0U - you can find summer program application essays that were accepted. It includes essay written for the COSMOS program - https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/, MIT Launch - ...

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Comprehensive Summer Programs List

Does Empowerly have a recommended Summer Programs list?

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Yes we do!

You can find a comprehensive list of summer high school programs here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GCR1IWOmwRZB136LQffwAYhHivzqq9XDxvPzAYghBOg/edit?usp=sharing

This includes programs in several different fields. Note ...

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Which colleges require SAT subject tests?

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Several colleges require that students submit Subject Tests scores from typically two content areas. These tests are in addition to the SAT I or ACT.

Most of the colleges that require (or recommend) these tests are highly selective ones (like ...

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Scholarship websites

Do you know of any resources or websites where my student can search for scholarships including scholarships that focus on women in STEM?

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Ideal applicant

What school(s) are looking for a student like me based on my academic profile. In other words, what school(s) I would be the ideal applicant for?

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Your question is a difficult one to answer. Colleges aren't looking for one ideal candidate rather they are looking for students with varying backgrounds and interests. However there are some commonalities - they look for students who have the ...

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Majors that increase admission chances

Can you tell me which majors will increase my chances of admission at the UCs? My areas of interest are business, psychology, cognitive science, political science, communication and sociology.

Julia  - research team

For the most part, none of your majors of interest will impact your chances of admission.

UCLA
All of your areas of interests lie within the College of Letters and Science. The College does not consider the major when choosing its ...

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