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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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As a student accepted to TAMS, TALH, and Simon's Rock I took a chance in attending the relatively unknown program in Beaumont at a small university. I don't regret it, knowing many students who chose TAMS I think I made the right choice because of the level of social interaction I had with the other students at the University. At the time I attended TALH there were only about 50 students and it was a close environment, but not overly secluded. I often had acquaintences or friends I would meet outside of class who were part of the general student body of Lamar. Although I would have loved to have gone to Simon's Rock the exponential increase of fees couldn't be justified when I had two such programs (basically free) in my own state. There were great things about the academy, the close friends I still maintain, the academic preparation for being on my own in college, the credits that transferred towards my BBA, but I don't think any were more important than the feeling I developed, that I could do anything. There are also, of course, flaws in the Academy (as we call it) many of the rules seemed silly while I was there, and have only increased in severity in these few years. Our chief complaint at the time was the lack of social interaction between guys and girls. Unlike TAMS we weren't allowed to ever be on the girls side of the dorm, after hours or not. The social interaction was there, but it was certainly hard to find. I did end up meeting my fiance though there, and we've been together for 3 years in 2 weeks. The academy is definately worth checking out, but if your student is extremely artistic, brighter than the university professors will be, or doesn't like to be controlled, he'd do much better at Simon's Rock.

- Johnathan Vaverka, Former Student (Class of 2002)
Texas Academy for Leadership in the Humanities

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