Hey... I am a high school sophomore in Cheshire, Connecticut. I plan to study engineering once I get to university. In order to get a feel for what engineering entails, I decided to check out some engineering programs. However, I came across two college credit summer programs too - Harvard and Cornell. More details on why i wanna go for these programs are listed below.. Additionally, I'm taking algebra II now... Ideally, I would like to finish Precalculus in summer, then do Calculus Honors in my junior year and finally AP calc in my senior year.... If I dont land up doing precalculus in summer, my course plan would be as follows: precalculus honors in junior year and Calculus honors in senior year.. I really do wanna be able to do AP calculus... My search led me to the following: 1) Worcester Polytechnic institute ( July 10th- July 22nd ) It's a two week on-campus program which exposes high school students to different fields of engineering ( I will most proably pick Mechanical Engineering since im leaning towards that for now ) ( link ) ___________________________________________________________ 2) Harvard Summer School ( June 25th - August 19 ): Being able to do Harvard level college courses is attractive and would definately be educative. In addition to this, I figure the name Harvard on my resume could look good... Also, this would enable me to do a Precalculus course .. ( http://www.ssp.harvard.edu/ ) ___________________________________________________________- 3) Cornell Summer School ( June 27th - August 9 ): Cornell seems to have a good arabic program wherein they teach arabic courses... I was born and brought up in the middle east and I particularly like Arabic. My conversational skills are very poor although my reading and writing are mediocre.. I have always wanted to perfect my arabic skills and this seems like an oppurtunity to do while taking another precalculus / science / writing / economics course or maybe even marksmanship??? ( link ) _____________________________________________________________ 4) Michigan Technological University ( july 17-july 31) : This program is similar to that of W.P.I. Here, I would pick Engineering Design and Autmotive Engineering ( its to do with cars.. ) .. I am waitlisted for the mechanical engineering program. ( http://youthprograms.mtu.edu/eie/index.html ) ______________________________________________________________ I'm really confused and any help would be much appreciated.. I'm not sure if my post makes any sense but I hope it gets my point across.... Thanks much!