My understanding is that most colleges will accept homeschooled kids, as long as there is some placement testing done - some evidence of their academic ability.
I know I've read a few articles about homeschooled and unschooled kids getting into college - even into Ivy League schools. So it does happen, and it's going to happen more and more as homeschooled kids of the past decade grow up.
|My understanding is that most colleges will accept homeschooled kids, as long as there is some placement testing done - some evidence of their academic ability.|
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There are so many differences between public school and college that I wish I had known when I tried a hundred ways to get kicked out of school as a kid. I definitely think that college is a lot more like homeschool than like public school, the way we learn anyways.
As for the technicalities, there are more requirements where I am, as far as crediting classes etc for a regular high school diploma, but its definitely doable. I'm sure my DS will be ready to take SATs and ACTs and CPTs when the time comes. I am more confident of that since its my job to make sure that he IS ready for them.
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I graduated with my two year associates degree two weeks before high school graduation.
In my state, homeschoolers can enroll in public school, and then attend a community college during 11th and 12th grade...paid in full by the state. The credits count toward both the high school diploma and the college degree..double whammy bonus! As pp have said, lots of hs do that.
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i live in spain so i don´t know how it is here, but it´s great to know it´s like this in the us. thanks!
Both also had foreign language - spanish- which they primarily took via a video school, but I also took them to a private spanish class once per week for about 3 years where a lady from Mexico worked with them. They both also worked at a fast food restaurant where many of the cooks spoke spanish so this helped them develop their language skills. Unfortunately they are both losing it because they don't use it. Oldest has been taking Japanese in college and has done quite well in it and converses with some friends that were missionaries in Japan for 20 years.
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My son got into his first choice of colleges, and many of homeschool grads I know of are in or graduated from good colleges. Lillian
The thing is to wait till the time is reasonably close - like when they're in their early teens - and start researching various ones then. Lillian