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I am currently a freshman at a huge public unversity in the midwest. I would love to attend an Ivy League school during the summer for 2-3 classes to boost my resume and help me with my pre-med requisites.

Is that possible? Is there any programs that allow me to do that? Is that a good idea, to begin with? Thank you!
 

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More trouble than it's worth tbh. The only benefit you'll get is the "experience", which really isn't worth too much
 
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Hey! Enroll at Penn Summer at UPenn! I just filled in my application and received an acceptance letter. I'll be taking some post-bacc classes there starting in May. Just make sure it's affordable to you. In my opinion, a few Ivy classes can't hurt you. You can see if you like the school and tack in off or on your 'to apply to' list in the future. If you find you enjoy the school, campus, and teaching styles, then you might want to stay. Also, it's a good opportunity for networking.

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Taking prereqs at an Ivy League School doesn’t significantly boost a resume. If you take them at your school and do well, then that should be enough. The problem is if you take them at a community college.


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Hey! Enroll at Penn Summer at UPenn! I just filled in my application and received an acceptance letter. I'll be taking some post-bacc classes there starting in May. Just make sure it's affordable to you. In my opinion, a few Ivy classes can't hurt you. You can see if you like the school and tack in off or on your 'to apply to' list in the future. If you find you enjoy the school, campus, and teaching styles, then you might want to stay. Also, it's a good opportunity for networking.

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Taking prereqs at an Ivy League School doesn’t significantly boost a resume. If you take them at your school and do well, then that should be enough. The problem is if you take them at a community college.
Some medical schools also have a bias against summer classes, especially prereqs. Taking a few summer classes at an Ivy will not boost your application by some brief prestige connection and can be a negative by taking prereqs in the summer away from your home institution. It would appear a waste of time, energy, and money.