The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted

MBU offers an opportunity for bright and accomplished young women between the ages of 13 and 15 to bypass all or some of their high school grades to pursue an undergraduate degree. PEG students live in a fully supervised, state-of-the-art residence hall with their true peers on the beautiful campus of Mary Baldwin.

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The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, established in 1985, offers an opportunity for bright and accomplished young women between the ages of 13 and 15 to bypass all or some of their high school grades to pursue an undergraduate degree. PEG students live in a fully supervised, state-of-the-art residence hall with their true peers on the beautiful campus of Mary Baldwin College.

The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted is continually refined and reflects the latest research in educating gifted students, evaluations by faculty and staff, and feedback from student and parents.

Today, Mary Baldwin welcomes more than 70 PEG students on campus from all over the country and beyond. The program is part of the college’s Early College program, which also offers a higher ed jumpstart for older teens in the Early College Academy. A member of the Early College Staff can determine the path that best fits you.

For more information on Mary Baldwin’s college programs for high school students graduating early, check out this profile that appeared in The Washington Post, “Young, Gifted, and Skipping High School.”

Discover the right program for you:

You have a hunger for knowledge and a thirst for deeper understanding. You have big plans to earn multiple degrees or get started early in a career. You think you just might be ready for college before you’re expected to finish high school. You might be right. MBC’s programs for academically gifted children can help you reach your goals.

  • The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted is for students 13–15 years of age who will bypass all or some high school grades.
  • Early College is home to an early college program for gifted students 16 or 17 years of age who can choose to complete high school degree requirements in tandem with college courses.

Profiles


ASYRA CUNNINGHAM ’18

Pictured far right
Age when she entered Mary Baldwin: 15
Lives in: Knightdale NC
Major: Undeclared, interested in biomedical sciences