Fortunately, college admissions are managed much the same for students who study at home as they are for students with a traditional education. In fact, many admissions offices are actively seeking out students who are studying at home, as the pandemic has caused an increase in the number of homeschoolers. Homeschooling can take many forms, from having a tutor come to the home to parents teaching their children themselves. But what advantages and disadvantages does homeschooling offer compared to traditional learning? And how does it affect university admission?Students who study at home may worry about their chances of getting into college.
However, universities understand that homeschoolers don't fit the typical student model and are aware that their application components may look different. Admissions departments are very helpful, and some universities have even created special pages for home-learning applicants. Research has shown that there is no significant difference between the fall-fall retention rates and four-year graduation rates of homeschoolers compared to those of traditionally educated students. A blog post about college graduates studying at home addresses concerns about college and career readiness, highlighting strengths and weaknesses from the perspective of university professors. It is important to note that some homeschoolers may lack the research skills needed to identify credible sources and content.
Teachers also point out that homeschoolers are not afraid to ask for help when they need it, have tenacity and persistence, and are more engaged in their learning. Course selection and completion are very important when applying to college, and even if you're studying at home, universities may have specific courses they want to see. If your homeschooling was done through an online academy, virtual school, or other organized program, they should provide you with a diploma. Ultimately, homeschoolers can be just as successful as traditionally educated students when it comes to college admissions.