Love and work the legacy of early university entrance

  • Noble K
  • Vaughan R
  • Chan C
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Abstract

This is the second follow-up study of the Early Entrance Program at the University of Washington. Ninety-five individuals (45%) participated. Respondents overwhelmingly chose early university entrance because they were excited to learn; many also praised the peer group, intellectual stimulation, and faculty and staff support. Some reported feeling too young to make important academic, career, and social decisions, with more males regretting the lack of dating partners because of age differences. As the program has matured, so have students' positive experiences in it. Significant differences were found among three groups of students who entered at different points, reflecting this maturation. A wealth of open-ended comments indicated that the program continues to exert a profound and positive influence on graduates' lives.

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  • Early university entrance
  • Gifted adults
  • Radical acceleration

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Authors

  • Kathleen D. Noble

  • Robert C. Vaughan

  • Christina Chan

  • Sarah Childers

  • Bryan Chow

  • Ariel Federow

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