Using Class Standing or Class Year for Internship Apps
I hope this is the best place to post this question.
I have 35 college credits from high school. I just finished my 1st year at college. Because of the 35 college credits, I am a junior standing. However, I intend to not graduate early and go to three more years of college. Also, I have taken most of the same courses as actual Juniors would have at my school.
I want to apply for interships next summer, hopefully at a MM bank, equity research, or PWM. I think I would have a better chance of getting an internship offer if I said I was a Junior. However, if a MM bank attempt to extend a full time employment offer to me at the end of the internship, thinking I was a Junior, I would have to decline the full time offer.
So, I am wondering if it is best to say that I am a Junior on applications or use my years in college and say I am a sophmore.