Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Homeschoolers and college

Another question I am asked about homeschooling is, "What about college?"

What about it? College is certainly an option for homeschoolers. Homeschoolers (on average) do better in a college environment than those who are traditionally schooled. Homeschooling is a lot of independent study, any way - much like college.

Another option homeschoolers have is taking college classes before graduating from high school. It is quite possible for a homeschooled student to have an Associates Degree by the age of 18. In fact, some online colleges will allow students as young as 14 to take courses! Graduating from high school early is not unusual, either.

Homeschoolers also keep a portfolio of work done. They usually take the SAT. They can take college entrance exams. All of these things help "prove" the academic ability of the student.


shadesofpink said...

Hi Shay! Just checking out your blog. I work for a university. Thought this was an interesting post. Our school has programs for homeschoolers and traditionally schooled alike. Pretty cool, huh! :) I took classes in college as a senior in high school. I just did ballet. That was my goal back then. ;)
Anyway, we accept a handful of freshman each year who have earned associates or are at least close. Just a heads up--if your child does this, make sure they still apply as a freshman so they can still qualify for freshman scholarship opportunities. ;)

Happy blogging! I may add you to my blogroll if you don't mind.

David Shepherd said...

hola shay,

you are all over the place!

My wife was home schooled and I believe we will be home schooling our little 'uns when they come around.

I will have to let her know about your blog here!

Shay :o) said...

Shadesofpink: Glad to see you here! I would love it if you added me to your blogroll!

David -

Yeah, I have had more than one person comment about how I am "all over the Internet." LOL

Hope your wife finds her way here soon! :D

Sister Honey Bunch said...

My sister homeschools--I will be sharing your site with her.

Shay :o) said...

Thanks, Sister Honey Bunch!