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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 07-13-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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15. I went through tenth grade, graduated by exam (CHSPE), turned 16 during the summer, and started college that fall.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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17 (and turned 18 in August)
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I was 18 (no skipping grades, no staying back).
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: La-La Land
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17. Was still 17 when first semester of college was over.
Started kindergarten at age 4--the age cut off in that town was December 30.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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17. My birthday is right at the beginning of the school year so I wasn't that much younger than most of my classmates.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Duncan, Oklahoma
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I graduated at age 17 in May 1971. I started first grade at the age of five. There was no kindergarten.

Mom had three children; I am oldest and my brother was born eighteen months after me. Our youngest brother was five years younger than me. Mom was busy. I always tell her (jokingly) that she sent me off to school that young to get at least one child out of the house for a day. LOL

However, it was the normal thing done around here back then.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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17, turned 18 that summer.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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I was 18 years old and 1 month.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Lemon Heights, Orange County, CA
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16. I skipped third grade and was put in a group called MGM, which stood for Mentally Gifted Minors. Naturally we were taunted and called Mentally Gifted Morons. Good times. Lol
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I just turned 18 when I graduated. I had one week of it after I turned 18 and I can remember only taking like two finals (one of which I thought was during the last day of classes for seniors.)
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