Early Entrance To College

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Making informed decisions about college is difficult enough for traditional students who plan to enter college after their senior year. Those who deviate from this trajectory and exhaust their high school's course offerings 1, 2, or even 3 or more years before their age peers may consider part-time or full-time college as an alternative. Understandably, for prospective early entrants and their parents, decisions regarding college are considerably more complicated. This comprehensive guide, which incorporates the ...
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Overview

Making informed decisions about college is difficult enough for traditional students who plan to enter college after their senior year. Those who deviate from this trajectory and exhaust their high school's course offerings 1, 2, or even 3 or more years before their age peers may consider part-time or full-time college as an alternative. Understandably, for prospective early entrants and their parents, decisions regarding college are considerably more complicated. This comprehensive guide, which incorporates the views of experts on early college entrance (ECE), ECE program administrators, early entrants, and their parents, is aimed at helping families navigate through the complex decision-making process. This book identifies important issues that need to be discussed and choices that need to be made before and after one enters college. Factors affecting academic, social, and emotional adjustment to college are explored, and information about ECE programs in the United States is provided.
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VOYA - Teri S. Lesesne
Are teens bored with the classes offered by their high schools? Do they need a challenge? Are they thinking about entering college early? If so, this book will provide some of the factors to consider in the decision. Intended for students and their parents, this guide examines the history of early admission, programs offered to younger students, and resources for parents and students. Perhaps the most valuable chapter in this book is one that details seventeen separate programs that offer admission to students younger than the typical college freshman. Short descriptions of each program are included in chart form for easy reference. Other chapters contain information for parents who are concerned about sending their children off to college early. Alternatives to early admission will also be helpful to students who do not feel ready to take on the challenges of college. Despite the author's intent, some information in early chapters (for instance, a historical analysis of the trends in early admission) will be of little interest or help to students and parents. Limiting also is the focus of the discussion as it applies to acceleration as the only method for challenging gifted learners in the high school. Most experts in the field of gifted education would argue that differentiation and enrichment are also essential components of a well-rounded program. Questions to focus readers at the beginning of each chapter are of questionable value, as most readers are seeking information that is readily accessible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593631994
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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