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College Deferrals in a Nutshell

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

College admissions season is well under way. By now, hopeful seniors are waiting to hear back from colleges they applied to early action or early decision. These tense times will soon be greeted by the joyous celebrations that come with acceptance or the disappointment of being rejected. But there is a third option, one that … Continued

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Start Planning for 2021

Author: Marianne Lontoc

We are excited to announce our 2021 dates! Summer Springboard combines academic immersion with hands-on learning, career exploration, and college prep on the campuses of top American universities.

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Guide to Living on a College Campus for the First Time

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Written by Lillie Dawes, Summer Springboard alumni Living with Roommates At college, most students live with a roommate or several roommates. Summer Springboard pairs you with either one or two roommates who you will live with for the two weeks. Having roommates can be challenging at times, as personalities and habits can be different, but … Continued

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ZipRecruiter Survey – the most and least regretted college majors

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Choosing the “right” college, the “right” major, and the “right” career path are among the most important decisions a young person will make during their high school years. However, pursuing the wrong path can be extremely costly and time consuming. A recent ZipRecruiter study highlights the most and least regretted college majors.

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Quantitative Impact of Summer Camps for Teens

Author: Marianne Lontoc

The ACA 5-Year Camp Impact Study explores if and how camp prepares youth participants for college, career, and their lives outside of camp. Under the direction of an all-volunteer Research Advisory Committee and in partnership with researchers at the University of Utah, the Youth Impact Study aims to document the distinct and transferable outcomes of … Continued

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Don’t (Just) Follow Your Passions

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Following your passions doesn’t get you a job or lead to happiness. Follow your aptitudes. There is a disconnect between jobs and workers. The workforce needs certain jobs but people are not trained for them, and are interested in doing other jobs. A McKinsey article highlights this interesting dilemma. On the one hand, almost 40 … Continued

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Research on Impact of Summer Programs on College Readiness

Author: Marianne Lontoc

In today’s knowledge-based society, there is an increased demand for individuals who are prepared to succeed in academics and the workplace. This is an individual who is academically prepared in reading, writing, and mathematics knowledge AND possesses life skills (e.g. interpersonal skills and leadership) . A LinkedIn survey highlights that employers regularly identify social competencies … Continued

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2019 Program Availability

Author: Marianne Lontoc

Summer Springboard uses a rolling admissions process. Student applications are reviewed as they are submitted. Once a program fills, then we will add students to a wait list. We encourage students to apply as soon as they know which academic program they are interested in so that they can get their first choice of program. … Continued

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Overview of The True You

Author: Marianne Lontoc

The purpose of the True You is to increase student’s self-awareness so they can make better decisions about college admissions, academic major and career paths. The program includes the following components:

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Program Availability

Author: Andrew Motiwalla

Summer Springboard uses a rolling admissions process. Student applications are reviewed as they are submitted. Once a program fills, then we will add students to a wait list. Here is the current availability of our programs.   

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