You have been a great teacher.
Can you be a great coach for your
The homeschool movement isn’t just popular with
parents; it is incredibly popular with colleges too.
Ten years ago, it was difficult to find colleges that
were willing to work with homeschool students.
Today, hundreds of colleges and universities
have developed sophisticated marketing
programs to attract these very students.
By Terry Wilfong
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First, Let’s Dispel Some Old Myths
• College is a four-year program with rigid start and stop dates.
Fact: Offering dual enrollment programs, online classes,
summer and holiday sessions, and flexible scheduling, college
is anything but a rigid four-year program.
• SAT, ACT, and other standardized test scores are the key
factors that determine a student’s acceptance to a college or
Fact: Although many schools still require SAT and ACT
scores on student applications, hundreds, if not thousands, of
higher education programs realize that “whole person”
concepts are the best means of evaluating and selecting
incoming students. This works well in the homeschool environment (looking at typical success indicators for college—
grades, activities, jobs—not just scores). You also should
know that many of the top colleges in the United States no
longer require submission of SAT and ACT scores as part of
the application process.