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High schoolers get boost from summer courses

Long gone are the summer days of bike rides, camping trips, and swimming. The rules for college-bound high schoolers have changed.

Each summer, thousands of ambitious high school students pour into Boston-area colleges, filling up dorms and classrooms that would otherwise be empty, to give the students a taste of college life, as well as a leg up in the competitive world of college admissions.

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