Originally Posted by HowlerKarma
The thing is, by making it not an "official" hard limit, it permits age to be used as a factor in "holistic" admissions instead.

As I said de facto... if MIT has a few 14yo freshmen since ~1950 and Harvard has none under 16 at enrollment that suggests a unwritten rule.

That isn't a problem; just something parents with accelerated kids should be aware of...

PS. I have searched around extensively and can't source my original information. I've never seen it online and can't find it on google books.