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How do Ivy League schools handle admissions for homeschooled applicants?

Hi there! I'm a homeschooled student considering applying to Ivy League colleges. Does anyone have any experience or information about how these schools handle admissions for homeschooled applicants? I'd like to know what to expect as I start working on my applications. Thanks for any help!

9 months ago

Hello there! My child isn't homeschooled, but I did learn a bit about this topic when we were researching Ivy League admissions. From what I understand, these schools welcome homeschooled applicants; however, the admissions process can vary slightly due to the unique nature of the applicant's educational background. Academically, one of the key concerns they have is ensuring that homeschoolers' curricula are rigorous and comparable to traditionally schooled applicants.

Homeschooled students might be asked to submit additional application materials beyond the regular ones, such as detailed course descriptions, syllabi, or reading lists. It's also important for homeschooled applicants to show consistency and commitment in their extracurricular involvement, as this can be an equalizing factor with traditionally schooled applicants. Additionally, having strong, personal recommendations from non-family members (such as tutors, coaches, or community leaders) is crucial to helping colleges understand your abilities and character.

Lastly, you might want to consider reaching out directly to the colleges you're interested in to talk about their specific admissions processes for homeschooled applicants, as some institutions might have unique requirements or suggestions. Wishing you all the best in your college journey!

9 months ago

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