Hey, I'm a homeschooled junior and I'm curious about how colleges view homeschoolers during the admissions process. Are there any specific things I should focus on to make my application stand out? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi there! I can understand your concern regarding the college admissions process as a homeschooled student. From my experience with my own child, colleges are generally open to admitting homeschoolers, as long as they can demonstrate their academic prowess and involvement in extracurricular activities. To stand out, make sure you have a strong academic record, which includes standardized test scores (if required), a well-rounded homeschool transcript, and possibly some letters of recommendation from tutors or mentors who know your abilities well. Additionally, showcasing your involvement in extracurricular activities, whether they be community-based, online, or related to your homeschool group, can make a big difference. Colleges like to see students who are engaged not just academically but also in their communities and with their peers. Best of luck with your college applications!