To graduate early or not, if full ride pre med

<p>Hello, Im currently a sophomore, and i was wondering if i should graduate high school one year early. The school i plan to apply to if i graduate early gives a full ride if the student's gpa is higher than 3.5 and their sat scores are over 1100 (Indiana University Northwest). I've heard that where you do preemed does not matter, and that inflating your gpa at an easy premed college, is preferable to doing premed at a more prestigious/ivy league school and killing your gpa. I would plan on graduating early for these reasons, but i feel as if i am not learning all i can possibly learn in preparation for college. For example, if i were to graduate early, I would not be able to take many important AP classes such as Physics, Calculus, Chemistry, and English 12. Also, i was wondering whether it is true that taking certain AP classes in high school can save you money in college, as you would not have to take these classes. In the end, im looking for the most financially responsible decision.</p>

<p>I should assure you, there is no such thing as easy premed college. Keep in mind and be prepared to work your ......off at any place that you ended up going to get GPA=3.6+
Yes, some AP's will allow you to skip classes in college, others will not. for example, it is not advisable to skip Bio, Chem. It is OK to get credits for Math, English, History and it definitely would save time and money to take AP's for these classes in HS.<br>
I would not advise to graduate earlier from HS. Enjoy your HS while it lasts, it is such a wonderful time, you will never have it back.</p>

<p>Taking the AP science classes will prepare you to get the A grades you will need in science classes in college for your application to med school.</p>

<p>It really did not matter for my D. She did not have AP Chem. (was not offrred at her HS), ended up her easiest college science class and a job offer as an SI, the best job on campus. AP will definately not prepare for any upper Bio, all pre-meds take whole load to be better prepared for MCAT. D's first college Bio went thru AP Bio material in first 2 weeks, then they moved on to brand new material. You will have to study so much harder in college (any college) than in HS, there is no comparison.</p>

<p>if i graduate early, im getting a full ride premed at IU northwest. I dont care for all the senior year social events such as prom and "enjoying your high school" doesnt matter to me. The only reason i want to do all four years is to take all the ap classes i possibly can and be more prepared for college, yet i still dont want to miss out on the full ride premed at IU northwest. Is graduating early and getting the full ride worth sacrificing the possible ap classes i could take and is it possible that the state school would still offer a full ride if i could maintain a high gpa and sat score through all four years?</p>

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if i graduate early, im getting a full ride premed at IU northwest. I dont care for all the senior year social events such as prom and "enjoying your high school" doesnt matter to me. The only reason i want to do all four years is to take all the ap classes i possibly can and be more prepared for college, yet i still dont want to miss out on the full ride premed at IU northwest. Is graduating early and getting the full ride worth sacrificing the possible ap classes i could take and is it possible that the state school would still offer a full ride if i could maintain a high gpa and sat score through all four years?

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<p>OP, is it possible that you don't have to "miss out" on anything? I did HS in 3 years. After sophomore year I took an English class over the summer and was a senior the following fall. In my last two years in HS I did 10 APs. (Lang, French, Physics C, Calc BC, Bio, Chem, USH, WH, Stat, Music Theory) I also did all the things seniors do in my last year and am now in my second year in college on a full ride.
Are your stats really good? Did you take the PSAT? You might be able to get merit aid at a higher ranked university. Best of luck.</p>

<p>Are you saying that the college will only give you a free ride if you graduate early? That sounds funny to me for some reason</p>

<p>To be one of the youngest applicants to Med. School is NOT advantage. it might actually be a bit disadvantage, although not a big deal.<br>
Don't you enjoy you HS though? It is hard to believe that you do not have friends. Spending time with your friends is much more important than all this rush. Social skills are very important in you future, no matter where you end up going.</p>

<p>DO not fool yourself. As at poduck univerisity are not equivalent to Bs at Harvard.</p>

<p>The reason for taking AP classes in high school is not to make the class easier in college, but to give you a chance to take higher level (ie harder) classes. Adcoms do look at whether you are simply "repeating" a class to inflate your GPA. When I get a college transcript to look at, the "office" has already marked it up showing me this.</p>

<p>The purpose of college is NOT to get into grad school. That is an unfortunate myth. The purpose of college IS to get a well rounded education.</p>

<p>Miami is totally correct here. Enjoy being a kid!</p>