I am lucky to have pretty easily picked out the schools that I would like to apply to, which really narrowed down what my requirements as a homeschooler had to be.
Requirements and the to-do list
Requirements vary from school to school but the basic idea of what they want is all the same.
- Results from a standardized test such as the SATs or ACTs. – To make sure you are up to par with the students coming in from public schools.
- Transcripts of high school courses. – To see what you’ve done over the years.
- Cover letter describing the curriculum you used to homeschool, why you homeschooled and your plans for your university journey.
- And required courses for the program you’re going into.
Some schools are very accepting of homeschoolers and have everything laid out nicely with regards as to what they want to see, others were harder to find and said that it would be best to just go to public school. I found the easiest way to find what the homeschool student requirements were was to just Google the school name and “homeschool requirements”. Contacting an admissions officer would be a good step, too. All of the requirements felt a bit overwhelming, but one step at a time and they’re all getting done and it’s not as bad as it seemed at first!