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Is it possible to get scholarships if i graduate in 3 years?

morganpapmorganpap Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited May 2006 in High School Life
I'm seriously thinking about graduating in 3 years. High-school is just not for me. I will be a sophmore next year & I have already completed 3 math classes & 2 foreign languages. I can't stand my honors classes that I have now, simply because the teachers still hand feed you the material & the kids in my classes are extremly immature. I don't hang out with anyone in my grade & all of my friends are seniors & have just graduated. So I really think I'm going to try the 3-year plan, but I was wondering if it is still possible to get scholarships?
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Replies to: Is it possible to get scholarships if i graduate in 3 years?

  • Bobert_McCloudBobert_McCloud - Posts: 743 Member
    Yes-in your junior year (i.e. senior year) you can apply for scholarships just like all the seniors in your area.

    But you need to reconsider your plan. There are many many downsides of graduating early. First, colleges don't really like it. Second, you can't build up you resume more with higher scores and AP classes and EC activities. Third, you may need to simply mature naturally in high school for one more year. But if you really think you are ready to graduate early, go ahead. I am doing the same, and I am a sophomore/junior right now.
  • Bill_h_pikeBill_h_pike Registered User Posts: 1,208 Senior Member
    Lookf for need based aid.
  • morganpapmorganpap Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Yes, all of this I know. I've done a lot of research on it. I'm ready to get out of here. I thought high school was going to be a lot harder & more of a challenge but it's really not. I can basically sleep in my classes & still maintain all A's. And as for the maturity, I know I'm ready. If I stay for four years I would end up killing myself. I can't stand the immaturity of my grade.
  • Bobert_McCloudBobert_McCloud - Posts: 743 Member
    well, don't want to burst the bubble, but anyone that says he's too mature for his peers are very immature
  • WindSlicerWindSlicer Registered User Posts: 1,173 Senior Member
    What logic do you have to back up that statement?
  • Bill_h_pikeBill_h_pike Registered User Posts: 1,208 Senior Member
    By your "logic" it iss immature to think that there are more important things in life then getting drunk every night.
  • morganpapmorganpap Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I dont think you have the right to say whos mature & whos not, seeing as you have never met me, or the people at my school.
  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,568 Senior Member
    I would say wait to make sure that you really want to graduate early. Like my freshman year I though I was going to be so smart, taking like 3 AP's my sophmore year, but that soon changed. Reality struck. So just wait to see if you really want to graduate early. Also try like online classes or community college courses if these seem too easy.
  • Justinian IJustinian I Registered User Posts: 1,362 Member
    First, colleges don't really like it.

    That ain't true! I know of a lot of kids who graduated early, and got into the college of their choice, Bobert. Stop making blatant assumptions.
  • Bobert_McCloudBobert_McCloud - Posts: 743 Member
    i wish it were otherwise, justinian, seeing that i myself am caught in the predicament.

    and morganpap, being humble without losing one's dignity is a key aspect of maturity. i can't say that you are not somewhat condescending in your original post.
  • Justinian IJustinian I Registered User Posts: 1,362 Member
    Sho yano, a child prodigy, graduated from Loyola University at the age of ten. Colleges didn't care that much. As long as you can write a check, they don't care when you graduate.
  • leah377leah377 Registered User Posts: 3,834 Senior Member
    A prodigy is a little bit of a different case.

    A person who has proclaimed himself "more mature" than all of his classmates seems to need a slight reality check..
  • thesiren72102thesiren72102 Registered User Posts: 1,672 Senior Member
    I'm graduating early (I will be class of '07, rather than '08); I contacted the colleges that I was interested in, and asked them directly about the matter. The general consensus was that it would probably hurt one's chances, because the people graduating early are held to the same standards as the seniors, when it comes to ECs, rank, GPA, hardness of courseload.

    Now if one does manage to max out the hardest courseload, excel in their ECs, and etc. then colleges won't look down on you for that.

    Colleges are worried about early graduates' maturity level, it's all good and great to be book smart, but the colleges also value "street smarts" (basically the ability to be able to handle the college environment.)

    As long that you know that you will be judged to the same standards as the seniors, then it will be alright.

    Now for your question about scholarships...go on fastweb.com and complete a profile, and start looking for those scholarships. Merit scholawrships from a specific school might be a little hard to get, especially if you don't have those AP's, high rank, SAT scores, and all that stuff. It's possible, but just know that it might be a little difficult.

    Knowing all this, I'm still graduating early, and I am excited to be a "senior" for next year.

    Best of luck to you.
  • CK61188CK61188 Registered User Posts: 215 Junior Member
    I graduated early, '05 rather than '06. Colleges won't care as long as your resume is strong. When i contacted colleges, they suggested including an essay on why i decided to graduate early. That was the only extra thing i did. i got some scholarship even though I graduated early. I don't think it really makes a difference.

    As for maturity levels... no matter where you go there will be immature people. people being mature enough to go to college doesn't really matter. you'll be just fine. it's just whether or not you'll do well, or as well as you intend. you need a work ethic, common sense, and be able to handle freedom, and know how to drink/smoke/whatever smart, caution while exploring new things, stuff like that. you can be immature about all that, and you'll probably still be able to get by. it might just suck, that's all.
  • epenhosepenhos Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I am graduating early and I do not regret it one bit. People have tried to talk me out of it and you just have to do what's best for you. Best of luck!
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