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should i apply a year early?

i set up a poll but if you're willing to write out your reasoning that woud be great

i'm graduating from high school a year early. i was thinking of working at a hospital during my gap year so i'll have a better chance of getting accepted to a good university (i want to go into pre-med, it's relevant) but i've been considering just applying to my dream school right now. would it hurt my chances if i get rejected and then apply again a year later? if not then i think it's a good idea.

 
yes, apply
60%
 
no, don't apply
25%
 
need more information (comment)
5%
 
unsure
10%
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27 days ago[edited]
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Go for it. A friend of mine applied to a bunch of his dream schools a year early, and is now going T10 a year early. If you're ready to graduate, you might as well. And worst case scenario, you take the gap year you had already planned and reapply with an even stronger profile.

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29 days ago

DEFINITELY apply now and just defer your acceptance. Also, make sure you make it clear that you’re taking a gap year to work and not just travel or something else. If they know it’s for work, they are much more likely to let you defer. Also, applying this year gives you the option to apply next year if you don’t like any of the schools you get into.

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a month ago

Applying shouldn't hurt your chances next year. I highly recommend giving it a try and see what happens!

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🎤a month ago

great, thanks! i'll submit my app when it opens

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