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What age do you think is appropriate for going to college?

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I've known some early teens that would be better there than suffering through high school. I've always held the belief that age is a state of mind, not a time of life.

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I agree, good answer.
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Personally.. I think it depends on the student's maturity.

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I wish I went when I was 12 like some friends of mine did... I went at 16.

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12? What could you have majored in?
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Whoa whoa whoa! What year was it when you went to college?!
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I don't like divulging too much information, but it was in the sciences.
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Dude at 12 you don't even learn the process of meiosis or mitosis. Im call bullsh1t on this.
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Aha! Through further study you must have completed high-school and have been accepted.
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No, I was in high school while I was in college. They admitted me because I took the final exam in my major (that most people take when they're seniors) when I was 15 and I got 99 in it...
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Ahhhh I see. You didn't mention that.
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When you get out of High School

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I went to college before finishing.highschool. Why wait?
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Around 18, after you graduate. It's a really good way to learn how to take care of yourself and your life, which is important for growing up.

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I think whenever your 11-12 grade highschool. 12 is too young. Because there is also a need for maturity in the social part of college, not just the academic part.

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If you're 12 and already in college, you're probably more mature than the average 18 year old...
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Perhaps academicly, but what about socialy?
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Age doesn't matter for these things these days. Haven't you noticed that?
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son as you get out of hight school

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Like a few of these people said, it depends on the level of maturity you have at the age you start. It also depends on how developed your social, educational, mental skills, and intellectual level is/are. Personally I know some people who are really young, but are already at the college level. However we must all remember that immaturity is everywhere these days, so we can't base our answers solely on that. I think a good age to start college would be from 13 to 16 years old.

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18

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nooooooooooo tooooo earily
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19

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Right after high school but after you get things together and know what you want to do. If your not planning on having a kid i would say 18. If you are planning to move somewhere else and go on a trip i would wait a few years maybe 21.

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When you're ready. My cousin went to college at 16. I went at 18, after high school. A friend went at 22, after working a few years because she just wasn't prepared for college yet.

The plus of going earlier is that there are more scholarship opportunities for recent high school grads. The cons are that you may not feel prepared, or not be mature enough to take it seriously and drop out. You also don't have any time to save up for college while in the work force.

The plus of going later is that you are more prepared, know exactly what you want and have had time and experience in the work force. A lot of people who wait are actually able to get their degrees faster than younger students following the same path. The cons are that you won't have as much financial aid available (except for a few specifically geared towards older college students), and you will be a little older than most people so may feel a little left out.

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you can go from 18 or older when it comes to college

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Why? Ya aint gonna find a job with that 50k history degree bubba.

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I went into the Air Force for 4 years before college, thus eliminating the need for basic life skill courses that occupy the curriculum of most colleges and universities.

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