5 College Application Tips for Homeschoolers
For traditional students and non-traditional students alike, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when you are applying to college, demonstrating your academic competence is the most important part of the process. The primary concern for almost all admissions officers is selecting students who are academically capable enough to be successful at their college or university, regardless of their educational background. This is why transcripts and GPAs are required documents at all schools, and test scores are still required for most.
For non-traditional students like homeschoolers, though, there are other important criteria that admissions officers also look for — things you’ll rarely find their school’s admissions page. In addition, there are key choices you can make even before you apply that will help your application stand out during the admissions process. So, if you’re beginning to think about applying to college and are wondering what you can do to increase your chances of getting accepted to the schools of your choice, here are a few college application tips for homeschoolers.
Lori Dunlap worked for almost twenty years in the corporate world, first as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and then at a large research university as a career development program director and adjunct faculty member. In 2010 she decided to make a radical life change and left her job to begin homeschooling her two sons. In addition, she has been researching and writing about education and parenting issues, and working with homeschooling families as an education and career adviser. She recently completed a book about college admissions for homeschoolers, “From Home Education to Higher Education,” now available on Amazon.