It's not officially winter, until tomorrow, but we have already been thinking about Summer 2017. That's right, some STEM programs are already accepting applications for next summer. In our house, we have already submitted two applications and are working on a third! In January, many more summer registrations open. If you are looking at pre-college programs some of these applications provide a good opportunity for the college application process. Many applications have multiple essay questions for the student to answer, so set aside some time to be able to provide thoughtful responses. One application that my son completed even required a video introduction from the student.
Financing summer programs can be a significant concern for many families but please be aware that many programs offer financial aid and even a few are free for those whom are selected. Some colleges provide a fundraising guide for students with ideas on how to raise money for tuition. A few of the summer pre-college program require an application fee and they can be highly selective. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch you might qualify for an application fee waiver.
If you're "Wondering why would I consider a pre-college summer program?", here are our reasons:
Debbi - Proud mom of two beautiful boys who have benefited from some amazing STEM opportunities!