Karen Berlin Ishii, One-to-One ACT Test Prep in NYC and via Skype
The short answer is "no." If the reason for registering your child for [email protected] (or Harvard, Stanford, etc) is to increase your child's chances for admittance to that university, you should reconsider. At the most competitive colleges, quite frankly, your child would be expected to be doing something more original or self-guided during the summers. Taking that college's summer program almost looks like an attempt to curry favor with admissions. Certainly, college summer programs can be awesome and kids learn a lot while enjoying a collegiate experience and making international friendships. But unless the student is specifically studying something at a high level that s/he is already showing particular interest and achievement in, there is no college application benefit.