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View Poll Results: How old were you when you graduated high school?
15 or younger 2 0.94%
16 15 7.08%
17 115 54.25%
18 64 30.19%
19 8 3.77%
20 or older 1 0.47%
Did not graduate/got a GED/other 7 3.30%
Voters: 212. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Space Coast
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I was 17 and 1/2. I never skipped a grade or anything. At the time, the birthday cut off in that state was Nov 30, and my birthday is in early Nov. There were no issues academically or otherwise. Actually, I was ahead most of my peers academically and socially. On the other hand, my brother (almost exactly a year younger than me) wound up repeating the 5th grade for academic and social reasons. He just wasn't ready to start school at age 4. I was.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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17 and turned 18 a week after graduation.

Didn't really do anything exciting, but I thought it felt kind of special being under-age throughout all my high-school years.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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17 and turned 18 a week after graduation.

Didn't really do anything exciting, but I thought it felt kind of special being under-age throughout all my high-school years.
I thought so too until I saw the math.

More people are born in the summer than any other season, so proportionally more people are going to have summer birthdays than others. The 4 1/2 month period from mid June to the end of October (the cut off around here) has something like nearly half the birthdays.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I was 17. I started kindergarten when I was 4..... They made an exception since my bday was in December.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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I was 18 when I graduated. My birthday is in December so I started kindergarten later than others
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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I was 17y, 8mo old when I graduated from high school. I started on time and graduated on time. The cutoff date in my district was Nov 30 and I have a late Sept birthday.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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16. I started school early. My grandmother was a teacher and she funded my enrollment in a private school so I could start early. I skipped kindergarden and started 1st grade 2 weeks after I turned 5. I really didn't like being younger than all my classmates, especially once I was in high school. I really didn't like it when I was the only 17 yo my freshman year of college but I survived!
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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So you joined and got out all before 18?
The voting age was 21 up until 1971 so I am guessing he or she graduated and got out of the service before 1971.
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