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Has anyone graduated high school early?

I'm considering graduating high school early to start college sooner. If you've done this, what were the steps you took, and how has it impacted your college experience? Any advice is appreciated!

7 months ago

Hello! I know a few students who have graduated high school early and started college sooner. Here's a general outline of the steps they took:

Meet with your high school counselor: Discuss your plans and reasons for wanting to graduate early. They will help you understand the necessary steps and evaluate whether this is a good option for you.

2. Review graduation requirements: Make sure you're aware of the courses and credits required to graduate early. Plan your schedule accordingly to complete these requirements in a timely manner.

3. Take necessary tests: Depending on your school's requirements and college plans, you may need to take the SAT or ACT, AP exams, or other standardized tests. Make sure you prepare for them and take them early enough.

4. Apply to colleges: Prepare your college applications as early as possible, making sure to research deadlines for early admission or rolling admissions to start college sooner.

5. Obtain high school diploma: Once you complete all necessary requirements, obtain your high school diploma and keep a copy of your transcript for college applications.

As for the impact on their college experience, some found it to be a positive transition, as they got to start pursuing their passions sooner. However, some mentioned they felt a bit rushed and could have taken more time to explore high school activities. Everyone's experience will be different, so it's important to consider what your priorities are and what kind of college experience you want.

My advice would be to evaluate your reasons for wanting to graduate early, and weigh the pros and cons with your counselor. Make sure you're prepared for the increased independence, responsibilities, and potentially faster pace of college. Good luck!

7 months ago

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