I want to go to medical school and want to graduate from medical school as soon as possible, so I want to go to college a year early. I have good grades and I am in 9th grade. I already take 2 AP classes and the rest of the classes I take are advanced classes. So, what can I do to graduate early?
Hey there @sheetalkiran!
I have a friend who is graduating a year early to become a professional ballet dancer. She has to take all of the required courses for my school in three years instead of the typical four. For her, this means taking summer classes, opting out of a study hall, and taking multiple English classes in one year. If you don't already have something worked out with your head of school, guidance counselor, and/or college counselor, it may not be possible for you to graduate a year early. Schools may not be willing to make accommodations for students in your position, regardless of what grades they receive and what they want for the future. The best way to figure out is to ask someone, but be aware that graduating in three years will give you a lot of extra work and much less free time.
Online classes! I live in Florida, so I've taken many classes with Florida Virtual School over the summer, which will allow me to graduate early (if I chose to). The virtual schools available to you differ depending on where you live, but there are many options.
Obviously talking to your guidance counselor will help you get more situation-specific advice.
Best of luck!
Talk to your counselor about this.
They can help you graduate earlier but remember that you will have less time to earn your credits.
Keep those grades up and make sure to get leadership positions.
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