Expert College Advisors from International College Counselors Share the Top Five Reasons High School Students Should Take Summer College Classes

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International College Counselors summarizes the benefits of summer college classes for high school students. The New York, Boston and Miami college advisors at International College Counselors have helped hundreds of students get into the college of their dreams.

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Colleges like to see that a student is interested in learning, especially if the course is connected to any future goals.

Summer is a great time for high school students to get ahead. Instead of a blank space on a high school resume, students can show they are keeping busy with school and are that much closer to their goal.

International College Counselors’ Five Reasons to Attend College This Summer

1. Increase chances of getting accepted into a better college

Colleges love to see that a high school student has taken college courses. With college courses on the high school resume, students demonstrate they can do college-level work. They also show their motivation to learn beyond basic curriculum requirements.

2. Save money on college by earning college credit over the summer

For students and their families who are looking to save money on college, college advisors at International College Counselors recommend summer college courses. These can be taken locally at a community college, as part of an intensive summer program created for high school students, or online. Students can earn college credit towards their degree, and summer courses are typically less expensive. College counselors at International College Counselors recommend using the summer to fulfill core requirements like foreign language. Most schools will accept credits from other colleges.

3. Explore personal interests

College is a great time for a student to expand his or her mind and explore interests in a particular profession or field of study.

“Colleges like to see that a student is interested in learning, especially if the course is connected to any future goals,” said college advisor Mandee Heller Adler, founder and CEO of International College Counselors.

Summer is also a good time to take harder courses, like robotics or Chinese. During the summer, students will be able to concentrate on the subject and instructors will be more accessible because there are fewer students.

4. Give college a try with easier and shorter classes

Summer classes are much shorter than classes that take place during the regular school year. They move quicker when there are fewer students to interrupt the professor. Classes also tend to be more relaxed and the professors seem to be friendlier, as well.

5. Shorten the time to college graduation

With enough extra college classes and Advanced Placement (AP) classes a student may be able to compress the typical four years of college, into three. College tuition is expensive and if you can do it for less, why not give it a go?

This year, college advisors at International College Counselors helped more than 200 students find, apply to and gain acceptance into the college of their dreams. The expert college counselors at International College Counselors are dedicated to helping students and their families successfully navigate the college application process.

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International College Counselors provides expert college counseling on undergraduate and graduate college admissions, financial aid, tuition, essays, and college applications to domestic and international students. The college counseling and college coaching services are tailored to address the goals, needs, and dreams of each student. Mandee Heller Adler, founder of International College Counselors, is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She also received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Adler's achievements have brought her recognition as one of South Florida Top 100 Small Businesses in 2010.

International College Counselors has offices in White Plains, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Miami Beach, Florida; Miami, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Boca Raton, Florida; Medellin, Columbia and Caracas, Venezuela.

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