As school begins : Have you and your student decided on your next step in education?
One of the topics In my group home school is going to college after being schooled at Home. , College admittance will very with school and State requirements for your student . So contact schools you are interested in early and find out there admittance rules. . So here’s some Basics and my own experiences with my student. Lisa
Fortunately, college admissions is handled very similarly for homeschoolers as it is for traditionally schooled students. In fact, many admissions offices actively seek out homeschoolers. Admissions officers evaluate each student within the context of his/her own background and the opportunities they’ve had.
Some top colleges https://www.bestvalueschools.com/colleges-for-homeschoolers
Your transcript should include all of the following information:
You can download this form here:
- Your name, the name of your homeschool (if applicable), address, and phone number
- Your high school course list ordered by year (grades 9-12)
- The institution where each class was taken (i.e. homeschool, online institution, community college)
- The grade scale being used in your homeschool
- Your overall GPA
- Credits given per course (listed per semester and per year)
- Expected graduation date
- Parent signature with a date
If you’ve taken classes online or outside of your homeschooling, contact each institution to make sure they also send schools an official copy of your transcript. The transcript your parent creates should be cumulative and include both your homeschooled classes and any classes you’ve taken at an outside institution.
GED and diploma
Homeschoolers do not need a GED or a diploma to apply to college or qualify for financial aid; you just have to declare that your homeschool education meets state law requirements . When filling out the FAFSA, be sure to check “homeschooled” when it asks for your high school completion status Homeschoolers do not need a GED or a diploma to apply to college or qualify for financial aid; you just have to declare that your homeschool education meets state law requirements
Free home school diploma’s to download: http://www.pros-and-cons-of-homeschooling.com/homeschool-diplomas.html
Letters of recommendation
Colleges typically prefer recommendations from external teachers as opposed to recommendations from a parent so if you’ve taken a class at a local community college or online
Colleges want to see you have at least a few activities that demonstrate your long-term commitment and unique interests.
Colleges will typically place more weight on your SAT/ACT scores if you are homeschooled. Many colleges recommend that you take one or two SAT II tests although it’s not required by all schools. Check with each school to see what their testing requirements are.
Our Story :
Since we are in a virtual school that is part of the public school system we were already for admissions into the local state colleges. But I was surprised of the Number of Private colleges that reached out for my son. This I found out is a norm for non traditional students. Since they are usually smaller with smaller classrooms this may be a match for your student. So Apply early and then work on scholarships to schools you are interested in.
Our biggest concern was the social side and not having been in a regular classroom for 6 years. So we visited lots of school and found a campus that he felt comfortable attending. Now in his sophomore year hes living the college life. Lisa