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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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Random Testimonial

I'm almost out of here, and in all honesty, I cannot wait another second. Not because I am a PEG, but because I am fully ready to graduate. I've found in the past four years that everyone has a different experience and everyone has positive and negative things to say. I've been through the destruction of Bailey, the year in Kable, and the construction of the new PEG dorm. I think that the newer classes take a lot of things for granted. Firstly, their classes are not as elite as mine and the ones before mine. It's a fact. PEG stopped receiving information from gifted summer programs that they could use to recruit. Now, the people who are accepted, for the most part, contact the program themselves. Also, they are younger than the previous classes, and it shows. The Traditionals on campus have a harder and harder time relating to the PEGs because they cannot behave like adults. I know that I couldn't when I got here in 2000, but I've grown up, and I hope they do, too. Also, I think that PEG can be the beginning of something great for a person, or the beginning the end for them. The problem with this is that the program asks 16, 17, 18 years olds to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives, and that can be problematic. I think the PEG program would be well-served to allow themselves to be smaller and more elite. We do not need to take up all of that spanking new dorm, and we need to be more than girls who can make the grade. There is more to being a college student than that...even stuff that PEG doesn't want you to do. So do it, you only get to be in college once. Just because you are a PEG, doesn't mean you aren't a person. Get drunk, get laid, get the grades, and get out. You'll be happier if you do all the things you want to do, [... more]

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

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