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In our catalog, you will find a variety of courses. As you read through the descriptions, keep these questions in mind:
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First, check the eligibility information. Remember that you may be eligible for humanities and Writing courses, math and science courses, or both.
Be sure to check the course descriptions for prerequisites. Documentation that you have completed any prerequisites must accompany your application. We suggest that you upload a copy of a report card or transcript showing that you have taken, or are currently enrolled in, the required course.
As you read through the course descriptions, no doubt some courses will immediately catch your interest. Others may be on subjects that are new to you have. One of the benefits of CTY is the opportunity to discover new interests. If you would like to know more about a particular course you can:
For many students, CTY courses provide a challenging and satisfying experience and help them to develop strong academic skills, yet do not directly affect the courses they take at school. This is particularly the case when a CTY course covers material not included in the school curriculum. CTY offers some courses, however, that do overlap with courses traditionally offered during the school year.
We strongly recommend that before you send in your application, you meet with your principal or guidance counselor and discuss the courses that interest you. This gives you the chance to explore how your school might recognize your CTY coursework and whether you should take more advanced courses based on what you learn in the summer program.
For example, you might take a fast-paced science course in order to take an Advanced Placement course at home at an earlier age than you otherwise would. Access to more advanced courses usually occurs when the school agrees to grant placement and/or credit.
Placement means that your school recognizes that you learned at CTY the material covered in a particular course and agrees to place you in a higher level course. With appropriate placement, you avoid repeating material you have already mastered. Credit means that your school counts your CTY course toward graduation and/or grade promotion requirements. If you are interested in pursuing placement and/or credit:
Keep in mind CTY is not a credit-granting institution; only your school can give you placement and/or credit.