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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #340 on: October 07, 2020, 12:16:46 pm »
But getting a four year degree in two years?  Maybe graduated high school earlier (from skipping a grade) or was lying. (Iíve noticed a lot of lying in my life experience.)


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #341 on: October 07, 2020, 12:17:20 pm »
You really can knock some time off college if you go hard in high school. I did the IB diploma and got around a term's worth of credits, and that's only because I didn't do as well as I'd hoped in my higher-level classes.

Yeah, definitely possible....I graduated high school with around 53 ish college credits but I did dual-enrollment, not IB or AP.....graduated early but choose to stick around for a few minors while working at the university


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #342 on: October 07, 2020, 12:29:37 pm »
But getting a four year degree in two years?  Maybe graduated high school earlier (from skipping a grade) or was lying. (Iíve noticed a lot of lying in my life experience.)
No, as a posted stated above, it's possible to do a lot of uni while still in high school.
I did almost all of my first year credits as AP classes in highschool.
I mean, it still took me like six or seven years to finally graduate uni (with a bunch of degrees mostly unrelated to ESL. Go figure. :rolleyes: ), but I could've done it in 2 if I had really wanted to. Most people could if they were organized and motivated enough and loaded up on intersession courses.


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #343 on: October 07, 2020, 12:37:48 pm »
In the USA a BA typically takes four years. In Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain, South Africa, and Canada (or maybe just parts of Canada?) itís three.


Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #344 on: October 07, 2020, 12:54:10 pm »
depends on the university too. AP classes got me out of some intro courses, but i couldn't use them as credits towards graduation


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #345 on: October 07, 2020, 12:57:26 pm »
But getting a four year degree in two years?  Maybe graduated high school earlier (from skipping a grade) or was lying. (Iíve noticed a lot of lying in my life experience.)

It's probably possible. I did a Bachelor's in the US in three years (summer credits and extra credit for music lessons does help), and probably could have cut that down by another year if all my APs and my dual-enrollment Spanish classes had transferred. I knew someone who did PSEO (basically you're technically a high school student, but you take some / all classes at a local uni), and if you play that right, that definitely shaves off some time.

I also heard of a homeschool student who did college classes, starting quite early (she was in my band class, so I did meet her, but I didn't know her class situation), and graduated college shortly after high school, or something similar. Got some special permissions or something.


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #346 on: October 07, 2020, 01:04:34 pm »
Can we agree an American with a BA at age 20 is highly uncommon?

Might have made up a BS story.

Or might be a genius.

(But would a genius act like the above story described?)



Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #347 on: October 07, 2020, 01:12:36 pm »
In general, unless foreigners are pumping out babies, Korea with its extremely low birth rate isnít going to be a great place to experience rising salaries as a teacher going forward into the 2020s.



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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #348 on: October 07, 2020, 01:17:58 pm »
Can we agree an American with a BA at age 20 is highly uncommon?

Might have made up a BS story.

Or might be a genius.

(But would a genius act like the above story described?)

Uncommon? Sure. Unlikely? No.

Several people have given you examples of ways it's possible to shave a year or two off your time in uni, so I'm not sure why you default to "might have made up a BS story." It also doesn't take a genius to knock a bunch of extra courses out in high school, just somebody with a good work ethic (which is admittedly rare in most teenagers).


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #349 on: October 07, 2020, 01:23:45 pm »
Those extra courses ainít gonna shave off half the credits needed for a BA.


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #350 on: October 07, 2020, 01:27:38 pm »
A year? Maybe. If youíre extremely lucky. Two years? Hell no. Iíve met more liars and mentally ill people in Korea than I have geniuses. So not true is a possibility.


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #351 on: October 07, 2020, 01:28:53 pm »
Uncommon? Sure. Unlikely? No.

Several people have given you examples of ways it's possible to shave a year or two off your time in uni, so I'm not sure why you default to "might have made up a BS story." It also doesn't take a genius to knock a bunch of extra courses out in high school, just somebody with a good work ethic (which is admittedly rare in most teenagers).

Or just parents with a good work ethic (ie Tiger moms, which Korea is infamous for)!


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #352 on: October 07, 2020, 01:31:30 pm »
Have yíall met women who lie about their age (even when young)? I have. That could have happened. ďIím 20Ē could just be a general age.


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #353 on: October 07, 2020, 01:32:30 pm »
A year? Maybe. If youíre extremely lucky. Two years? Hell no.

I mean, you're just wrong about this, man. I don't know what else anyone can say to convince you when you just choose to shut it all out and pretend you're right anyways.


Have yíall met women who lie about their age (even when young)? I have. That could have happened. ďIím 20Ē could just be a general age.
And now you've even managed to work the lying women trope into it  :rolleyes:
« Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 01:34:14 pm by 745sticky »


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #354 on: October 07, 2020, 01:34:03 pm »
Those extra courses ainít gonna shave off half the credits needed for a BA.

But any mix of being a young kindergartener (just at the edge of the cutoff age), skipping any lower grades, and taking extra classes in high school / college could get you to graduating college at 20 - those two years don't have to be shaved off of college only.

For example, say you skip a grade in elementary (doable, my cousin managed - though rare), and graduate college in three years instead of four (certainly possible with the correct high school classes and summer credits). There, now you're 2 years younger than expected for your graduating class.


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #355 on: October 07, 2020, 01:37:10 pm »
A year? Maybe. If youíre extremely lucky. Two years? Hell no. Iíve met more liars and mentally ill people in Korea than I have geniuses. So not true is a possibility.

It's entirely possible. As I said, I graduated with over 50 college credits, a 2 year degree is worth 60 credits. Students from my high school graduated with both their high school diploma and their AA degree at the same time, I could have as well but I didn't want to take extra classes. My last 2 years of high school were made up of 90% college courses.


Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #356 on: October 07, 2020, 01:42:17 pm »
wait what i graduated college when i was 21 and didnt do any smartypants strats. i was just on the younger side for my grade


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #357 on: October 07, 2020, 01:48:08 pm »
wait what i graduated college when i was 21 and didnt do any smartypants strats. i was just on the younger side for my grade

Same here actually, although I turned 22 like a month later


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #358 on: October 07, 2020, 01:54:01 pm »
Tbh a religious leftist from Texas sounds a lot more unrealistic than a 20 year old American with a BA.

You don't need 4 years to do a BA...you can do your BA in a year or two if you wish. You just need to do the required assessments and gain the necessary credits - which would be a shit ton of work to do in a very short amount of time, but people do it.

My ex gf's mum is a PhD holder...did her PhD at Warwick Uni in the UK in 18 months, for half of which she was pregnant with my ex gf at the time. Was also one of the most chill people I've ever met.

Some people are just super organised superhumans that can get shit done in record time.


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Re: It is 2003, again!
« Reply #359 on: October 08, 2020, 05:41:46 am »
You don't need 4 years to do a BA...you can do your BA in a year or two if you wish.

Not at an accredited American university. It's a ton of work to pass. Many fail out. Universities in the United States are ranked the highest in the world.

120 credits are needed for a BA. To take more than 15 credits per semester requires special permission (at the university I attended at least). Two semesters a year. 18 credits per semester would be a really heavy course load. So how's someone gonna graduate in a year?