Can I get in early if I graduate high school early?Answered
I'm currently 14 and would like to graduate my sophomore year. This is because I simply have always wanted to, and want to push myself. I would like to know if a college would accept me at 15 or 16? I'm more than willing to put in the hard work necessary.
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I'm sure it's possible! If you look it up, there are very bright students that already have a degree at such a young age, sometimes before people typically graduate from high school, which is around 18. You can definitely try, but the workload will become quickly difficult and rigorous, especially at an age like yours. BUT, I guess it is different for some people who know the material quite well and work faster than others. It's up to you, and if you're up for the challenge, I'd say go for it.
It's possible but it'll almost certainly make it really hard to get into colleges and near impossible to get into any super competitive or prestigious ones. Graduating in two years will almost certainly do more harm than good for you and this coming from someone who is a three year graduate and understands being ready to move on and go to college. Only doing two years of high school gives you pretty much just enough time to take the basic courses to graduate with almost nothing else and this will make colleges inclined to not accept you. I would recommend aiming for a three year graduation instead and graduate at the end of your junior year. This will give you more time to take more of the classes colleges want to see (APs, duel credit, etc.). Also most colleges will let you live in dorms as a minor (plenty of people don't turn 18 until a few months into college) but I highly doubt you'd even be able to get accepted anyone there isn't a community college with only two years of college courses. You also need to see if your High School would even allow this, it took a lot of bargaining with my school for me to get approval to graduate in three years, I can't imagine them ever approving a two year graduating unless they had a really good reason.
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