This is not the admission essay verbatim but would this story get someone into Caltech?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This person left formal high school at 15 (still got diploma) to independently study before applying to Caltech at 17. He participated in a few science fairs, taught himself trigonometry and calculus up to the multi-variable level. He also taught himself differential equations and linear algebra, studied several physics texts including the Feynman lectures, nuclear and particle physics books, and Nuclear Energy. This man also read a few chemistry books and has mathematical talent. He does experiments in his garage. Can be described as a hard worker and talented by his teachers and peers.

I can answer any additional questions concerning the student's motivations and anything regarding his personal life.

Also, how high can you be placed in classes according to a placement exam? For instance, would someone be able to test high enough to take graduate classes when he enters school and complete a phd while others of his age get bachelors. Any insight on what other maths I should teach myself, books I should read or where I am lacking.

I say "this person" because I haven't decided if I want to leave school for independent study yet. My major would be physics by the way. As far as experiments go I've made lasers, bombs, and makeshift guns, a mortar, toy cars and frequency transmitters(remotes)

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