Attending a pre-college summer program is a great way for high school students to prepare for the transition to college. Experience life on campus. Test drive a future major. Meet students from all over the world. Develop skills to succeed. Pre-college programs help students get ready for college in a number of ways!
In speaking to parents and students interested in pre-college summer programs, one question I always ask is “what interests you about attending a pre-college program?”
Every student arrives to a pre-college program for their own reasons – just make sure you’re attending for the right reasons. The list below is a brief overview of the worst reasons I’ve heard for attending a pre-college summer program.
If any of the 5 below apply to you (or your family), we suggest that you take another look at your summer plans and reconsider.