Hello, I'm starting to get a little nervous for the application process this fall. I've been homeschooled for all my years of high school, and we've kept great records, I've taken online AP classes, classes at a community college etc. What I'm worried about however, is getting recommendation letters. Does anybody know how I could get them? I don't exactly want my parents to write them lol.
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I used to be homeschooled so I know how you feel. You could try your AP class teachers as well as the community college ones. Since they are the only formal teachers you have I guess you could say they should be able to write them. The only problem might be how recent you took the classes. I would reach out to your top school directly and ask what they recommend you do. Asking them directly would help demonstrate interest and give you a solid answer. Some school sites also have a separate section for homeschooled students too so I would check for the schools you like. I think it was somewhere under applying. You could also google school name homeschool application or something similar and see if something comes up to.
Good luck, we got this class of 2022!
If you've ever volunteered or worked a job definitely try asking a volunteer coordinator or your managers :)
Teachers, coaches, or mentors are usually where to start. I’ve found that English teachers tend to be the best recommendation writers, for obvious reasons lol, but anyone who has an intimate knowledge of you/what your passions are is great
I'm also a homeschooled junior, and I'm planning on asking adults I've known for a long time and people in charge of my extracurricular activities. For example, I'm in the symphony and take violin lessons so I might ask my teacher or my conductor. I'm also planning on asking some adults from my church, so really I think any adult that knows you pretty well will be fine.
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