Hello, I applied to REUs for the summer, and was happy when I got accepted to one. Now I feel like the school has ambushed me and lied to me. When I applied, I was told that if accepted, I might have to send in my transcripts, which seems true for any college. Now I am being told that I have to fill out and pay $35 for a complete application, and because they are a religious college, I have to apparently get "vouched for" by my religious leader or one of theirs, so that I don't... do something bad(?) when I get there. I feel like this is something that a college should not be allowed to do, especially since this is a government run program. I am attending this to learn, and to pay off loans. It seems wrong that I have to pay for an application and that I have to be interviewed by a religious leader for a government run program. I am getting no credits out of this, and now I feel uncomfortable going. What does anyone else think? Am I being silly?