Class of 07's: Anyone applying to colleges in their junior year?

<p>I just thought of applying to colleges in your junior year; it can't hurt you.</p>

<p>again, its just an idea. get some hands on experience before the actual terror comes. </p>

<p>is anyone doing this? you must be pretty rich though.</p>

<p>y do u have to be rich?</p>

<p>What if they accept you? Do you go without finishing high school? lol that'd be pretty ..cool actually
You have to be rich because applications are like 40 bucks apiece to send.</p>

<p>yeah my mom thinks i should apply to 1 or 2 schools. The safteyish kinda ones. So I get the 'feel' and get more prepared for senior year. If I don't get accepted, poos. If i get accepted, yay but I won't be attending.
I personally think it's a waste of time and money.
But what my mom says, goes!
(technically, I'm a junior right now, but I'd be applying for the same class as you guys because of our different graduation months (im in new zealand) and stuff)</p>

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What if they accept you? Do you go without finishing high school? lol that'd be pretty ..cool actually

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<p>Depends on how you arrange it with your high school. Some high schools offer early graduation but some don't. I WAS a member of the class of 2007, applied to the UWashington in sophomore year, got in, and am going to be a high school dropout. =D I applied to the UWashington through this program: <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/cscy/academy/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://depts.washington.edu/cscy/academy/&lt;/a> and it's full of high school dropouts. ;) Unfortunately, there are few such early entrance programs around the nation - I should feel lucky to live here.</p>

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<p>As for hands on experience before the terror actually comes, try summer programs. Few have application fees and summer programs have essays that are just as stressful as college essays. Only that colleges require filling out more info that requires no brainpower.</p>

<p>**** no... don't do it...</p>

<p>I'm applying! (to super-reach schools, too...) Next year'll essentially be my senior year, even though my school insists on holding back that diploma until I actually get accepted into college.... btw, I'm basically done with testing (exc the New SAT for a few schools, and TOEFL (intl here), which'll be a breeze) so not so much pressure there.</p>

<p>um, yeah, okay... 40 bucks a waste of money. come to think of it... sats are pretty expensive too, y dont u not take those either? y bother with the act? that's expensive too!</p>

<p>O.O I don't think I would apply colleges in my junior year. :] I think I rather have stress when I'm a senior. xD</p>

<p>I said you gotta be rich since the college app. do cost quite alot of money. app. fee 50 bux and all those extra costs</p>

<p>Here's a list of early entrance programs, some that accept juniors:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.earlyentrance.org/index.shtml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.earlyentrance.org/index.shtml&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>personally, i dont think apps are a waste of money at all. its like taking a practise real sat. is that a waste of money? it costs 50 bucks, yea, but theres no "extra cost".. and 50 bucks isnt really that much in terms of what it gives u. i mean.. im not "rich" but i applied to 15 schools senior year. all my friends are like "ur only going to one school, y apply to so many?" well.. yah im only going to one school.. so i wanna go to princeton.. problem is they didnt accept me so what am i suppose to do if i only applied to one school? it is soooo important to apply to a lot of schools. u have to have 1-2 safties, 2-3 match, and as many reach as you want. reach is like buying a lottery ticket. u mite get in; i never would've known if i get into princeton or not if i dont apply, but u mite not get in, but the more u apply to, the more likely u will get accepted at at least one of them.</p>

<p>I was talking about Junior year, not your senior year.</p>

<p>I'm thinking about applying to 1 or 2 reach schools in my junior year just to get the feel of the applications. I don't expect to get in, but if by some odd chance I do, I'd probably go. However, I don't know if I would have my high school diploma yet because my school hates when people graduate early. </p>

<p>Does anybody know if there is a directory or something of colleges that don't require high school diplomas? (I think MIT is one of these schools)</p>

<p>I applied to USC my junior year, but I didn't get in. I'm actually going there next fall, after my senior year. USC has an early entrance program called the Resident Honors Program, which allows you to begin college a year early. That program actually doesn't have an application fee, at least it didn't when I applied. It might be worth a shot since the application is actually kind of fun (I sound like a masochist). USC is pretty expensive, but the application part is free and you've got the same shot at a scholarship as everyone else. Best of luck with your decisions.</p>

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Does anybody know if there is a directory or something of colleges that don't require high school diplomas? (I think MIT is one of these schools)

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<p>UWashington and Caltech are off the top of my mind. There is a directory - I think you can google it but I forgot the URL</p>