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March 20th, 2010, 10:59 PM
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I really want to love the idea of homeschooling because it makes sense to me to learn though living vs in a classroom but I have yet more questions for you...

What kind of job can your homeschooled kids get with so many requiring degrees? Of course if they want to go get a degree, what has been your experience with the transition from homeschool learning to an institution like college or university? How would they apply?

I don't want to put my kids in a situation where they will be at a disadvantage kwim?

I'm still early on in my research so forgive me if this has been discussed before!

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March 20th, 2010, 11:43 PM
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I know someone who teaches psychology at the local community college and according to her students who were homeschooled tend to be very motivated and get very good grades. I don't think it's a problem.
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March 21st, 2010, 12:18 PM
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My niece was homeschooled and won a scholarship to attend a university. She is majoring in Pre-Med.

To any who may have homeschooled kids thinking about college in the future. Here is a link to list of homeschool friendly colleges. Bear in mind this list was created in 2006. There has to be more now and later in the furture.
Colleges that Admit Homeschoolers

The Financial Aid picture has changed also. Thanks to the Higher Education Act Amendments of 1998 (Pub. L. No. 105-244), the student is eligible for Federal Aid if “the student has completed a secondary school education in a homeschool setting that is treated as a homeschool or a private school under state law. That’s all that is necessary. No GED, no special tests, just a homeschool diploma. The law also discourages colleges from discriminating against homeschoolers, and encourages them to accept students on the basis of their ability, not the accreditation of their school.
Sandra. Wife to Timothy and Homeschool mom to Michael and Matthew

Married for 16+ years to the love of my life.
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March 21st, 2010, 05:33 PM
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A lot of HS kids take college classes in high-school. Just make sure you keep a transcript and take PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests.
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March 21st, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Getting into colleges and getting scholarships is easy in TX, but TX is a very homeschool-friendly state. I'm not sure how easy it is in other places. If all else fails, just use test scores like mentioned above.
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