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UBC Transitioning 7th Graders Into University Programs

15 JAN 2015
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The University of British Columbia is one of the only universities in North America that has a high school to university transition program. In this program, 7th graders are gradually incorporated into the university setting, and eventually will skip several years of high school to begin attending university right out of the program. The program has been called a “rapid acceleration” into university, designed for young students who show enormous potential. Most students in the program begin attending university at age 15.

The only other program similar is at the University of Washington – however students there must pay university tuition. The UBC program takes place at the university and comes at no cost. Aspirations of students in the program range from science, medicine, law, commerce, writing and politics.

Source: Vancouver Sun