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How do colleges view homeschoolers?

Hello everyone, I'm a junior and I've been homeschooled throughout my high school years. How do colleges view homeschoolers in the admissions process, and are there any specific things I should emphasize in my application? CollegeVine, your resources have been super helpful!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great to hear that you've found CollegeVine's resources helpful. As a parent with a child in college, I can tell you that colleges generally view homeschoolers just like any other applicant. They understand that each student's educational path is unique, and they evaluate each application on its own merits. However, there are a few things you can do to help strengthen your application as a homeschooler:

1. Make sure you have a solid transcript that clearly outlines the courses you've taken and the grades you've earned. If possible, include any standardized test scores (AP, SAT, ACT) that demonstrate your academic abilities.

2. Emphasize your extracurricular activities, especially if they showcase your ability to collaborate, lead, or engage with your community.

3. Secure strong letters of recommendation from people who can speak to your academic and personal strengths. These could be tutors, coaches, or community leaders you've worked with.

4. Consider taking college-level courses at a local community college or online to show your readiness for college-level work.

Best of luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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