College Admission Tips for Homeschoolers

Across the country, colleges are recruiting homeschoolers and homeschool graduates are changing their professors’ views on the effectiveness of homeschooling.

However, despite the increasing demand for high-achieving homeschoolers, as well as a variety of homeschool-friendly colleges available to graduates, homeschool families still need to have a strong familiarity with the college application process and what select upper-education institutions are looking for on your student’s educational resume. With that in mind, U.S. News & World Report recently listed these three tips for homeschoolers after consulting with a few college admissions experts:

1. Provide information about academic curriculum.
“It’s really important that a homeschooled student shares with us a really detailed account as to how they came to be a homeschooled student and what they’ve done with their time as one,” Brittney Dorow, the assistant dean of admission at Colgate University in New York, told U.S. News & World Report.
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2. Know that test scores matter.
Standardized tests are still the easiest way for schools to compare the knowledge of their incoming students.
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3. Take courses at a community college.
“Not only do these courses provide college credit and serve as an example of the student pursuing courses with academic rigor,” wrote Farran Powell for U.S. News & World Report, “but classes are also a way for homeschoolers to make connections with instructors who can provide college recommendation letters.”

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