The days of being a certain age to go to college are over. Your age no longer matters, just your desire and ability to learn. You can go to college at age 12 and this article will explain how you can do that.
How to Take a College Course at Age 12
Set up an appointment with the dean of students. Let him know that your 12-year-old child would like to start taking a course at his college. This should pique his interest when hearing that a child wants to go to college.
Have your child dress nice for the appointment and explain to the dean of students that your child is ready to take a college course. Tell him that your 12-year-old would like to start out taking one course and gradually take more courses until eventually he has a full load.
After receiving the dean's approval and signature, sign up for the chosen course that the 12-year-old would like to take. You can choose a campus course or one that is online. It may be wiser because of your child’s age to choose a course that is offered online. Either one will give him credit towards his college degree.
Pay for the course and purchase the books that go along with the course. Check with the teacher of the class for the title and author of the book he will be using. See the resources section below to learn how to save on text book costs.
Make sure your child is always doing his work on time. Keep on top of his academics so that his grades do not fall.
Based in central New York, Michele Martinez has been writing self-help articles since 2007. Her articles have appeared on eHow, Associated Content and Helium. She attended Mohawk Valley Community College and has over 20 years of experience in the areas of aviation, real estate, student loans and education.