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Early College

I was browsing the site and came across a paragraph on early colleges. I had no idea I could go to college in my sophomore or junior year (I just started my junior year). I immediately talked to my parents about it and we researched Simon's Rock, the only early college I could find. My parents don't want me to go because it's in Massachusetts (I live in Florida) but if I get a scholarship I'd gladly go anyway if it was worth it. My question is, is it worth it? The whole concept of early college is a bit difficult to wrap my head around. Can you get a full degree and graduate at an earlier age than normal college students? Aren't SAT or ACT or some form of standardized testing scores required for college admission? Are there any other early colleges besides Simon's Rock? If someone could give me a bit more information, it would be much appreciated. :-)
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Re: Early College

This is news to me. I'm looking it up right now. It seems perfect. You refer to your professors on a first name basis, and teaching is centered around open discussion.
These are the active clubs:
Hidden stuff:
Anime Club
Dance Company
Women's Center
Free Trial (a cappella group)
QueerSA (queer-straight alliance)
Language Club
Campus Labor Alliance (CLA)
The Llama Ledger (newspaper)
Women in the Sciences
Politics Society
Environmentally Conscious Students
Model United Nations
International Students Club
Bible Study
Gore club
Black Student Union
Race Task Force
Latino Student Alliance
Owl's Nest Coalition
Amnesty International
Yearbook Committee
Inadequacy Club
Skull and No Bone Society
Student Action and Service (SAS), run by students and the Win Commons.
Okay, getting carried away, here's the important info I gathered:
List of Early Colleges
They don't require SATs are ACTs but they are highly reccomended.

Oh, and the part no one wants to see:
Hidden stuff:
2009-2010
Tuition: $39,380
Student Activity Fee: $150
Campus Residence Fee: $10,960
Health Services Fee: $640
First-Year Orientation Fee: $550
I do believe my hopes and dreams just died.

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Re: Early College

There's some more info and links here:
http://www.school-survival.net/wiki/Start_college_early

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I got in my college by taking a test specifically for it. No SAT's or anything, but if I want scholarships, I'll have to swing back and take one. This was all done with a GED, so if you just dropped out, got that, and did the placement testing for your college, then you should be okay.
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Anyone have suggestions of saving up money for this?

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