So I recently (a few months ago) found out about the UWC movement, and since then have spent a good portion of my time searching all over the internet for more and more information about the schools, because I just want to be accepted so much! I've read through all of the UWC threads here, but they're old now and not being posted in, so I thought I'd start a thread here for those applying in 2012/2013 for the school year beginning in 2013.
And yes, I know that I'm posting this ridiculously early, given that the application won't even be available for another 3 months... Hopefully those who want to discuss will find this thread when they need it :D
Anyway, if anyone else is as excited as I am or has any questions (as I do), feel free to post here!
In the meantime, this is my main question:
Does anyone know about acceptance for slightly younger students? I skipped a grade, and thus would apply at 14 (even though I'd be applying as a sophomore), interview at 15, and only turn 16 near the end of my first year. The admissions website states that students outside the normal age range are welcome to apply, but that exceptions are rarely made, which kind of freaks me out. It'd be amazing if I got in this year, because my family has to move after this school year and spending two years in my home high school and then two years at UWC would help my educational circumstances QUITE a bit. It would calm my nerves a bit if I learned that there were, in fact, younger students accepted in the past. I have above a 4.0 grade average, and am taking junior-level math, science, and English classes as a sophomore, so I'm not worried at all academically, but...aaaaaah.