Guten tag, everyone.
Today, I would like to speak on a subject that is of particular interest to myself: Early Entry. For sixty-one years now, Shimer has been accepting students who have not yet graduated from high school, and turning them into Shimerians. This Early Entrant Program is no college-prep course; it is a full-blown Shimer education, with all the privileges that come with that.
Generally, high-school students in their sophomore and junior years apply to the Early Entrant Program, then attend during what would otherwise be their junior/senior year(s) of high-school. As an early entrant myself, I can say without guile that there is absolutely no condescension or sense of superiority from any of the other students or facilitators. Simply put, other than some extra paperwork, you are an ordinary student, albeit at an extraordinary college, with an incredible community. Personally, this program has done a lot for me, including but not limited to rescuing me from what I see as a somewhat-less-than-satistactory education. So, while my opinion is obviously biased, I can recommend the Early Entrant Program without reservation.