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<span>I remember a recent post in which someone asked how kids can get into college if you don't start getting them ready early on. I thought about that post when I was looking through these articles tonight, but I couldn't find it again, so I've posted this separately.<br><br>
The National Home Education Network has a whole page of links to great articles on the subject of <a href="http://www.nhen.org/teens/default.asp?id=2" target="_blank">High School and Beyond</a>. Scroll down to the bottom half of the page for the "College Information" section:<br><br>
These are some particularly interesting ones in terms of breaking myths about what we've all come to expect:<br><br><b><i>Choosing and Applying to Four-Year Colleges, by Wes Beach</i></b><br><br><b><i>Questions and Answers About Getting Started in College, by Wes Beach</i><br></b><br><b><i>Unschooling into College, by Luz Shosie</i></b><br><br>
Enjoy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Lillian</span>
 

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Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I just wanted to add a link to a wonderful article at Homeschool.com about college admissions for homeschoolers by Harvard, Purdue, and UT representatives.<br><a href="http://www.homeschool.com/articles/College05/default.asp" target="_blank">http://www.homeschool.com/articles/C...05/default.asp</a><br><br>
I found it when posting a Harvard prof's 2nd article on my site, so I just was kinda curious whether Harvard was as supportive with admissions as Professor Harris is to homeschoolers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/coolshine.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sunshine"> Of course, there are no stats, but the view that 'they want the best in the world and a certain number of those will be homeschooled students' just sort of cut to the chase for me.<br><br>
I plan to help my child be the best he can be and I believe that universities will want to admit him when the time comes.<br><br>
Thanks for the links, Lillian,<br><br>
Lucie
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just wanted to add a link to a wonderful article at Homeschool.com about college admissions for homeschoolers by Harvard, Purdue, and UT representatives.<br><a href="http://www.homeschool.com/articles/College05/default.asp" target="_blank">http://www.homeschool.com/articles/C...05/default.asp</a></div>
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<span>Great article! THANK YOU! Maybe we can work this up into a good sticky!<br><br>
Here are a few more for now:<br><br>
Quick! Is Johnny Signed up for Daydreaming?<br><a href="http://www.hyper-parenting.com/christianscience2.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hyper-parenting.com/christianscience2.htm</a><br><br>
How Not to Get Into College - by Alfie Kohn<br><a href="http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/collegeprep.htm" target="_blank">http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/collegeprep.htm</a><br><br>
The Door is Open - by Earl Gary Stevens<br><a href="http://www.homeedmag.com/INF/OH/oh_tal.opdr.html" target="_blank">http://www.homeedmag.com/INF/OH/oh_tal.opdr.html</a><br><br>
Homeschoolers Are at Home ar Harvard, published in the Harvard Crimson in 1992 - about the Colfax boys who were there at the time<br><a href="http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=132239" target="_blank">http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=132239</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Lillian</span>
 

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<span>And, by the way, it's well worth noting that those are among the very most competitive schools, but there are lots of perfectly wonderful ones that have a different take and do not have <i>nearly</i> such high requirements for admission. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Lillian</span>
 

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It is quite easy to get into and attend a University without SAT scores. I left high school at the beginning of whatwould have been eleventh grade. I immediately went to the local community college and began taking my upper high school and early college level courses. Once you have 30 credit hours which is basically 2 semesters, and your GED you can apply to college. I was accepted to two different Universities and went on to complete my Bachelors degree. This is how we will do it with our kids as well.<br><br>
In case your interested, I went to the University of Arizona and was also accepted at Northern Arizona University (the only other one I applied to).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It is quite easy to get into and attend a University without SAT scores. I left high school at the beginning of whatwould have been eleventh grade. I immediately went to the local community college and began taking my upper high school and early college level courses. Once you have 30 credit hours which is basically 2 semesters, and your GED you can apply to college. I was accepted to two different Universities and went on to complete my Bachelors degree. This is how we will do it with our kids as well.</div>
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<span>Yeah, unfortunately there's a fairly common attitude that community colleges are not the real thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> . I've certainly never seen it that way.<br><br>
My son took a number of courses at a community colleges and then applied to a four year college he was interested in - with the intention of not bothering to transfer credits, because he really wanted to follow their whole planned course. His courses at community colleges did provide grades that helped him get admitted to the four year college - AND they also provide learning about things that interested him! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Lillian</span>
 

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Great Thread! Thanks for the resources <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<span>I've been finding myself in college discussions here and in two email lists within the past week or so; so tonight I finally got around to adding an articles section to a page in my site that previously had only links to websites with information about colleges and careers. I always thought it was pretty <i>dry</i> - but it's got some pretty interesting stuff now:<br><br><a href="http://www.besthomeschooling.org/gateway/inted11.html" target="_blank">http://www.besthomeschooling.org/gateway/inted11.html</a><br><br>
The subject has so many more angles than we've come to understand. Watching my son and his friends pursue their individual dreams outside of the box has been a fascinating education!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Lillian</span>
 
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