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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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How can homeschoolers raise their chances of getting into the Ivy League?

Hello everyone! I'm currently homeschooled and I'm aiming to apply to Ivy League schools. Does anyone have any tips on how to make my application stand out or any unique challenges homeschooled applicants often face? Thanks for any assistance!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great to hear that you're aiming high with your college applications! As a homeschooler, it's important to demonstrate that you've had a rigorous and well-rounded education. Here are a few tips:

1. Well-rounded coursework: Although you're homeschooled, taking AP or dual-enrollment courses at a local community college can show that you can handle a challenging curriculum. My child took a few AP courses online during high school, which helped raise their academic profile.

2. Participation in extracurriculars: Engage in activities that interest you or display leadership skills. Clubs, sports, or volunteer work can provide opportunities for personal growth and impressive application additions.

3. Standardized tests: While not all schools require these, a strong SAT or ACT score can set you apart.

4. Build a strong portfolio: Many homeschoolers have unique talents or passions. Showcase these in your application, through work samples, research, or competitions.

5. Recommendation letters: They're important for all applicants but especially for homeschoolers as they can provide another perspective on your academic abilities and personal traits. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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