Finishing Uni Application

As part of the homeschool student university application, you’re required to send a cover letter with your course description and transcripts. This was the last major step in my university application before they could all be sent out.

 

Cover Letter

I was originally nervous about writing the cover letter because it’s basically the first impression of yourself to the schools and it should be really good. I find I also overthink things and that I didn’t have to worry about the letters, I just needed to get down to business ( like in the Mulan song ) and write them. letsgetdowntobusiness.gif

Formatting the letter

After googling around to try to read up on cover letter writing I found this method that I most liked.

Paragraph 1

This paragraph should be who you are and why you’re writing. In this case, I included what program I was applying to and what my goal of going into this Kinesiology is.

Paragraph 2

This is where you tell them about yourself and why you’re a good fit for them. The one school had required I give a history of why I chose to homeschool and what curriculum I followed so this is where I added those things.

Paragraph 3

The experience you’ve previously had that would add to your value for applying goes here. I put in my volunteer experience and things that have lead me to the path of Kin. Also, where you brag about yourself a little!

Paragraph 4

The closing paragraph should tell them why that school is special and why you want to go there as opposed to other schools. Brag about them here!

Sending the application off!

I thought that the whole application would be able to be uploaded online but that is not the case. The official transcripts must be mailed in with the course description and cover letter. My mom and I finally finished up the descriptions, printed off everything, then went to the post office to send everything off! It was exciting since it meant mostly everything for the applications are done and now it’s a lot of waiting for the schools to confirm that they’ve received the paperwork and more waiting until they’ve hopefully accepted me!

 

Are there more aspects to homeschooling high school you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments!

 

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14 thoughts on “Finishing Uni Application

  1. Tonya LaLonde Reply

    Thank you for the information. Did you get a high school diploma or go the GED route or transcripts only? Curious for my home schooled kids… thank you!😄

    1. psitsperi Reply

      The schools didn’t ask for a diploma or GED so I just had to do transcripts, standardized test results and a “portfolio” with course descriptions and a resume or volunteer work. I think it really depends on what schools you want to apply to 🙂 Good luck with your homeschooling!!

      1. Tonya LaLonde Reply

        Thank you! 🙂

  2. Emily Guyton-Lange Reply

    Being done with the application process is such a good feeling! Congratulations on all of your hard work! 🙂

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you so much, it is 🙂

  3. Veronica M. Reply

    For colleges ice applied to, course descriptions weren’t necessary so I didn’t have to write all that up. That’s interesting tho, good luck on your applications 🙂

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Ooo, that’s good! I would’ve liked that 😂 And thank you!!

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  5. thegreydivorceeblog Reply

    Such an exciting time for you! Good luck with your applications!

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  6. Zielle Reply

    Thank you! This helps. I’m kinda nervous but I still have a few more years before I head off to Uni.

    1. psitsperi Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 and it’ll be good when you go!

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