I came here last year around this time seeking advice about college, life, finances, etc and got some wonderful advice. Now I'm back.
I am a first year engineering student with junior status. I didn't transfer or anything, I just got credit for APs and took classes at a college throughout highschool and transfered those. As I've been planning out what to take in the upcoming semesters what I'm realizing is that in taking a normal 16 credit course load I'll be out of college in three years(a total of; two more years after this one). If I take the right courses in the proper sequence I will be able to complete all of the required courses for my engineering degree and also obtain two minors. So you're probably thinking, "Okay, whats the problem?" Well, I'm young and my parents see this as a big problem. I skipped a grade in gradeschool and now with my recent college plans, I'd graduate undergrad having just turned 20. I plan to go onto some type of grad school but they don't want me "out on my own" so young. My response is "So you want me to waste a full year of college and spend a full year of tuition?"...
They have a point in questioning why to hurry through my younger years and get right to the workforce, but as much as a I like college, I don't think that staying here and taking random(not necessary) classes is going to do me much good. My minors are in my fields of interest so its not like I won't take any *fun* classes.
Will I encounter problems with grad school admissions being so young? Does anyone have experience with this?
My normal adivsor doesn't see any problems with my plans but I'm meeting with another(more experienced) individual later on this week to talk it out some more. I don't need to decide NOW but if I do want to try to graduate early I have to take certain classes at certain times and not take too many slacker classes.