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Testimonials From Those Who Have Lived It

Here you can find the words of students, parents, faculty and others talking about their experience with Early Entrance programs.  What appears in this section are the unedited words of people who have participated or known participants in one of the Early Entrance programs that have been identified.  Comments are evaluated before being made available, but it is not the policy of this site to censor opinions, and both positive and negative views will be represented. 

The best way to get a feeling for early entrance is through the words of those who know it best, so please enjoy what you find here.  If you have experiences in early entrance that you would like to share, then please take advantage of the testimonial submission form to tell your story.

The Testimonials have been grouped according to program:

9 Advanced Academy of Georgia
4 Bard High School Early College
3 Clarkson School Bridging Year
5 Early College at Guilford
8 Early Entry Program at CSULA
3 Early Honors Program
5 Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering and Science
7 Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing
1 National Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
34 Program for the Exceptionally Gifted
7 Simon's Rock College of Bard
6 Texas Academy for Leadership in the Humanities
8 Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
4 Transition School and Early Entrance Program at UW
1 UW Academy for Young Scholars
(Programs not listed, currently have zero submitted comments)

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This program takes quite a bit of maturity, independence, self-governance, and self-discipline. Unlike boarding schools throughout the nation, Mary Baldwin College's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted is not about reforming an individual, but giving them the platform from which to gracefully step into the real world. Although the Program does emphasize individuality and strength, it also has a backbone of caring staff who, like every other human being, are capable of mistakes.

Gifted young women can be found everywhere, but because of inadequate schools and opportunities, many are unable to find that niche that they need or desire. When I was in the 8th grade, I received a postcard from PEG. I visited, investigated, and finally applied-- with my parents guiding me to make the decision that was right for me. It was incredibly difficult to choose between two worlds, one that was socially accepted and normal, the other remotely out of the question to so many. I decided to take the leap. I found my niche and I have been grateful ever since.

This is not a College pushed or paid testimonial. This is from me: a real student who is graduating May 16th at the age of 18 with a double major in International Relations and Political Science, two political internships, an extended family of supporters, offers from Graduate schools and governmental organizations alike, and a bright future full of opportunities.

I will say that, yes, COLLEGE is difficult. You learn so much from everything that you involve yourself in. Like any undergraduate, you will grow exponentially in your four years, building upon everything you have already learned and discovering bits of yourself that you would never have found if not for various opportunities. Please remember [... more]

- Claire, Student (Class of 2004)
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted

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