Can homeschooled kids get into college?
Homeschooling teenagers should contact the colleges and universities they would like to attend and ask about their admission policies. In a 1994 telephone poll conducted by the author of this brochure, a select group of admissions officers from large universities and colleges indicated willingness to consider applications from homeschooled students. In addition, all of the officers said that they accept standardized admission test scores -- along with other material showing experience in learning and collaborating with others -- in the absence of a regular high school transcript. Although admissions officers do not monitor this practice, some estimated that they admit a handful of undergraduates each year without a transcript. Interested teenagers should ask their local homeschool association for the names of college students who were homeschooled and would not mind offering advice about the college application process.
[The answer above is excerpted from a homeschooling brochure written by Patricia M. Lines, Senior Research Analyst, National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking and Management, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education.]
I would like to say that I'm a prime example that homeschool kids can get into college. I was homeschooled from 2nd grade to graduation. I started college in the 9th grade so that I could get a jump start on my degree. I'm majoring in Health Information Management. While I was in highschool I was only allowed to take so many classes toward my degree but what little bit I took helped me get finished sooner. I only ended up going a year to college instead of two. I also want to mention that I did receive a diploma from American School instead of a GED.
Yes, they absolutely can. From our experience, they also score higher on their tests a lot of the times.
No, children at public schools get better grades. They are taught by better "teachers" than their parents. The children at public schools have better oppurtunities to get into college. They have more experience and are heard from more than the isolated homeschooled kids. Students at public school get better amounts of time to study and get things done. Also, waking up early for public school trains children for when they get older and have to…
I don't know if that # is out there, but if it is it'll be on the Home School Legal Defese website, (www.hslda.org--or similar). Some people view college as necessary to their goals and some do not, just like PS. I predict my HS kids will go to college, because that is important in our family. We've talked about it since they were young. Miz
Demi Lovato has not gone to college, she's only 17. Demi Lovato just graduated from high school. She has not been to college yet. Demi did NOT drop out of school. She chose to be homeschooled after people bullied her in seventh grade. She was bullied because she opened a concert for JoJo. She's glad that she was (and still is) homeschooled because she can concentrate on her music.
I'm not sure of the entire turnout, but I do know that I am homeschooled and I am highly advanced. I know the material more than kids who know it ok but still get passed through. What I'm trying to say is that I stop and go over what I got wrong, rather than just saying ehh, i did ok. i can continue. I get more answers right.
Does the average college look down on homeschooled students who are trying to get into their college?
Homeschool kids will differentiate in weight, just like formally schooled kids will. My kids homeschool, but we live on three acres, they go out on scooters, are on community soccer teams, and go hiking with their scout troop. They are pretty thin and muscular. They have other homeschooled friends that range from very fit to a bit chunky. It really depends on the habits, diets, and activity level of the household they come from.