Hello all, just got an acceptance from PCOM, my 1st choice. My jumping for joy lasted about 2 minutes until I read that I had to attend a mandartory 5 week summer start program starting in June, which focuses on biochem. Ummm...not good. I've got plane tickets to North Carolina, Europe, and California, for travel from June-July. Why should I sacrifice this all to spend my summer studying biochem and "learning how to use the library" when I've got a nice acceptance from Nova as well? I need some guidance you guys, this is a huge bummer. I was so set on going to PCOM, but this just sucks. I don't think its worth it, I loved Nova as well. Would it be stupid to ask the admissions commitee at PCOM to waive this requirement, and list my reasons for why I think they should? Or is that just impossible. Anyone out there also required to do this? Any current students done this before?!