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In terms of the workload--it only accelerates the transition into college inasmuch as you will get pounded with an unreasonable amount of work, coupled with hand-holding. I don't mean to take the wind out of your sails, but none of my friends like it. They feel that the work isn't a good preparation for transition into other schools, and the majority of students are not serious about academics.
CGS is basically like high school, from what I've heard. You do a lot of work that is, no offense to CGS people, kind of dumbed down.