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How to graduate college before finish high school

Let me show you how a 17 year old completed her college degree in USA 6 months before graduating high school.

  • Sean Chen
    Let's Stop Doomsday!
  • Valerie Chen
  • Shihyun Wang
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  • Shihyun Wang
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  • Juan Bravo
    Key Cast
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    Animation, Documentary, Short, Student
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    7 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2016
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Director Biography - Sean Chen

Sean Chen wrote in his 2nd grade homework, "I want to direct movies and live in Beverley Hills". A surprising goal for an 8 year old, but not too surprising for someone who just finished his first TV public Service Announcement commercial the year before.

In the next few years, Sean's career goal will seem to have taken a different turn, despite starring in a Burger King commercial and publishing his first youtube video teaching people how to sync their ipod both at the age of 9. The new Sean Chen developed a passion for computers. He became a Microsoft Certified Professional at age 11 and became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist when he passed "Window Vista, client configuration". He got his CompTIA A+ at 12 and CTT+ certification at 12. When he was finally old enough to take the Microsoft office exam at 13, he passed on his birthday. He became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Office Master 2 months later. This may sound like a Science Fiction tale, but it is true. Sean then passed the Adobe Photoshop Certification at 13 and became California's 3rd Certified Adobe Educator.

Despite his busy school work and non-stop self study on new softwares, Sean was also featured in the 2012 Cisco Commercial "Built for NBA" while still in middle school. In high school, Sean attended 4 years of Marching Band, joined ASB, and graduated high school at the same time he completed his Associate of Arts degree at Irvine Valley College.

Before attending University of California, Irvine in 2016, Sean visited Taiwan and China and Europe. The changes he saw moved him. With support from the Skills Enrichment Learning Foundation, he directed "Let's stop doomsday!" There may not be much one person can do, but if we don't try, we would still be living in Stoneage. Let's make tomorrow a better day.

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Director Statement

Valerie is my sister and the 2 years age difference meant I had to live under her shadow till 11 when I reach her height and starting breaking her world record on IT certifications by age. But the 2 year difference also helped me enroll in "Early College" program in Beckman High school because my family did not know what that program was when she started high school.

The easy route means I did not have to take AP exams to get my college credit, I just have to sit in 2 classes a day and earn both high school and college credit at the same time. However, only a few schools have such programs and only well informed Freshman could get in.

So, instead of telling you my story of starting college at 13 in high school, I made this film so you can see how anyone can fulfill their college dreams.