Students find their way to Arizona State University at many points in their lives — straight after high school, transferring from community college or mid-career.
One group of students is pursuing a degree at ASU in lieu of attending high school. The university has 45 students who are 16 or younger attending on campus or through ASU Online.
Here are some of their stories:
A second-generation Sun Devil
Valerie Tan, who is 15 and a student at the West campus, is the second in her family to attend ASU. Her mother, Daphnie Chong, also graduated from ASU.