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The Early Entrance Experience

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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The Academy gave me a way not only to excel, but to capitalize on opportunities available only on the collegiate level. Additionally, attending the Academy gave me the opportunity to get ahead in my classes and gave me the freedom to explore interests later in my college career without feeling like I was wasting time. After leaving the Academy to continue my education at Georgia Tech, I felt that I had the confidence, knowledge, and drive to achieve all of my goals--no matter how high they seemed. This confidence and leadership aptitude is something that I gained through my Academy experience. Currently I am a 20 year-old, third year student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and will graduate in May with a Bachelor's Degree in Polymer and Textile Chemistry. Had I not attended the Academy I would not have attended undergraduate school in Georgia; instead, I would have attended a private, out-of-state institution. After graduation, I plan on obtaining a Master's degree in Public Health from either the University of Michigan or Harvard University , two of the top public health schools in the nation. As a younger college graduate, I'll have more time to travel and pursue a diverse array of educational opportunities before I settle on a career. I think that after having gone through the Academy I've become more focused and am able to dictate exactly what it is I want to do with my career; something other undergraduates my age cannot yet comprehend. The Academy experience is essential in creating students who are exceptional and who will ultimately graduate from the Academy as good citizens, not just good employees. The programming, along with the mentoring from Academy faculty and staff, results in students with holistic outlooks on life who are more than prepared to [... more]

- Davene Wright, Former Student (Class of 2000)
Advanced Academy of Georgia

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