Thursday, February 24, 2005

Some Advice For College-Bound Home-Schooled Students

Here is an excerpt from an article that offers some practical advice for the parents of college-bound students that are home-schooled:

An article in the Journal of the National Association for College Admission Counseling points out that "Bridging the gap between homeschool and college entrance may prove difficult to a student with no knowledge of admission standards and procedures."

It goes on to say, "To add to this stress, homeschool students still have to break through barriers that some colleges and universities fence around admissions."
There are things that the family can do to help the process go more smoothly.

Working with an Independent Study Program can help the student compile grade point averages and a transcript. Researching what the target school requires is also a good step, especially making sure that the college will accept their transcript.

Read the whole article here, but what I find of particular interest is the reference made to the Journal of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. It may be worthwhile to obtain a copy of the article itself from the NACAC website here.

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