Without naming the university (to protect my privacy), I attended one of the top 20 universities in the US for my undergrad and graduated in 3 years with honors. While graduating from this school in 3 years isn’t impossible, it’s certainly rare. On top of that, I have a good GPA and finished a humanities-based CogNeuro major, a Writing minor, and all my pre-med coursework.

Now I’m applying to grad school for CogNeuro, and I’d like to highlight the fact that I graduated in 3 years on my CV, for 2 reasons. First, I genuinely think my accomplishments are made more impressive by that fact. And second, because it explains why I have less research experience than some of my peers. So I guess my question is twofold: Should I even bother mentioning that I graduated early, or am I just being arrogant in doing so? And if that’s a good thing to mention, how can I do so without being heavy-handed?

Currently I have my high school name and graduation year listed under my “Education” section, not because my high school matters, but because it’s the only way I can think of to show that I graduated from college early.

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