College and Life After Homeschooling
Homeschooled students are welcomed in many institutions of higher learning throughout the country, ranging from local community colleges to Ivy League universities. Most of these institutions value ability and attitude over formal transcripts, diplomas, GEDs, or SAT scores. Colleges place a premium on the life experiences that our kids have been involved in, as well as their community involvement.
As children grow into their teens, some families worry that continuing with home education might be closing the door to college. They wonder if independent learning is more suitable for little kids than for teenagers and perhaps not very practical as a prelude to college admission. While college may not be the best choice for every person, none of us wants to eliminate the option for our children…" http://www.homeedmag.com/INF/OH/oh_tal.opdr.html
Colleges That Admit Homeschoolers FAQ
Every year homeschoolers are admitted to hundreds of colleges in at least five countries. Those who prepare thoroughly can be admitted with full scholarships at those selective colleges that some parents daydream about their children attending…
The Journal of College Admission, No. 185, Fall 2004: Special Homeschool Issue
High School Diplomas/GED
Scholarships and Financial Aid
New England Board of Higher Education's Tuition Break
http://www.collegeconfidential.com/ Here you'll find hundreds of pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it, and much more. You'll also find professional college consulting services, and the Web's busiest discussion community related to college admissions!
Homeschool to College Yahoo group
Homeschooling toward College Yahoo group
Test codes for homeschoolers:
It should be noted that college is not necessarily the only, or even the best route for every young person. Going to college without a clear idea of what you expect to gain from it can be a very expensive form of self-discovery. The decision to forgo college is never irrevocable; most institutions highly value older students, since they are usually enthusiastic and focused on learning. Some homeschoolers choose an apprenticeship as a faster and more satisfying entry into their adult lives.
Online community of self-directed learners who educate themselves without college
"Increasing numbers of homeschoolers (and conventionally-schooled young people) are choosing alternative ways of living and learning after they reach age 18. They are moving beyond the widespread assumption that high school graduates should either go to college, get a full-time job and live on their own, or join the military…"
"As homeschooling parents, we hope our kids will progress naturally from homeschooling into the world of work. We envision our children developing consuming passions and eventually using their talents to make a living. For some kids, the path is obvious…"
Ideas for a "gap" year.
For homeschool families who choose not to go through an organized program or curriculum, coming to the point of saying, "Yes, we're done and we're going to graduate our teen from high school," is not an easy task.
Grown Without Schooling Community
Where are they now? Grown homeschoolers compose a small but delightful community. Ten grown homeschoolers are featured in the Grown Without Schooling documentary. More grown homeschoolers, as well as teens and homeschooling resources, may be found within the links on the page below.