Trying to get into an Ivy League, but a small problem.?

By | October 20, 2015

I am a 14 year old freshman, and I just turned 14. I’m looking to go to Princeton for an Engineering Degree, or Baylor University for a Med degree.

I intend on taking summer courses as well as online courses, and I am entering a college preparatory school next year. By the time I graduate, I will be little over 16.

My question is, do the Ivy League schools accept minors? My teacher pointed this out as a possible crutch, and I was quite devastated when I started to think about it.

What large colleges do not accept anyone under 18?

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2 thoughts on “Trying to get into an Ivy League, but a small problem.?

  1. MM

    Your age shouldn’t stand in your way as long as you’re on your way to completing your diploma and can demonstrate your maturity in your application materials and interview, but if I were going after an engineering degree, the Ivies wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice. You’ve got time, so think through what you want to do and where you want to study it more, and then get in touch with the individual admissions departments regarding your age if you’re still concerned once your list is more solidified.

  2. bee b

    They accept 16 year ods but not many. The reason for that is that most 16 year olds have not put together the kind of resume to meet the standards of ivies. These college look for leaders, and it’s the rare 16 year old who has been president of national student organizations. And they look for kids highly accomplished in things outside of the classroom and most 16 year olds haven’t had the years to build up to getting national and international honors and awards.

    Great grades and SAT scores are just the start at Princeton. Those things get you into the pile that they will further look at to see if they have the accomplishments and leadership to get in Sweetie.

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