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College Admission

Analysis of Inequities in the Requirements for Admission to the University System of Georgia
This report outlines and contrasts admission requirements for graduates of accredited or regulated high schools (accredited applicants) with admission requirements for applicants who are not graduates of accredited or regulated high schools (non-accredited applicants).

Apply to College – Admission Essays – College Applications
Applying to college takes thought, effort, and organization. Our tools and expert advice can help you keep track of applications, apply to college online, and write solid admission essays. College Board.

Canadian Colleges Admission Policies
We encourage you to contact each school you are interested in, as policies change over time and with experience. We also suggest that you contact schools as early as possible so that you can gear your educational plan for the “high school years” to best suit the institutions you are interested in. From OFTP.

College Admissions and Application Articles from TIME Magazine
Forget about raising those perfectly-rounded Renaissance kids. Colleges now are looking for more angular students.

Common Application
The Common Application is the recommended form of 195 selective, independent colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs.

The Common Application and Homeschool Students
The CEEB Code for college applications for Home School Students is 970000. Parents serving as counselors should plan to report pertinent information on the School Report. Some things on the School Report aren’t applicable for homeschoolers, but they should be completed to the best of the reporter’s ability and in a way that will be clear and understandable to the college.

Extracurricular Activities
The good news is that colleges pay attention to your life inside and outside the classroom. Yes, your academics probably come first, but your activities reveal a great deal about you.

Highly Selective College Admissions for Homeschoolers
Discard everything you know about what it took to get into a top college a generation ago. There are a new set of rules. Homeschoolers interested in top colleges often begin to plan before they enter high school.

Home-Schooled Students & Admission
Each college evaluates home-schooled applicants differently. Some colleges admit many home schoolers. Others have yet to admit one. Either way, your child needs to take extra admission steps. From the College Board.

Homeschoolers Applying to Selective Colleges?
“So I applied to some selective schools (Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt) and I would love to hear about some other homeschoolers who have either applied or been accepted to selective schools as well and what their stats are in regard to GPA and ACT/SAT score. I am just really interested as to what chance homeschoolers have of being accepted to these institutions.”

How to Suppress Homeschooling
This opinion, last updated on July 10, 1997, was contributed by Leon F. McGinnis. Focuses on the problem of specific requirements for college admission. Admissions requirements for homeschoolers have changed a lot in the last 20 years.

NCAA Homes School Information
For NCAA purposes, ask yourself these questions, which may help you determine whether your schooling would be considered home school or through “nontraditional” means. The NCAA definition for nontraditional courses includes courses taken online with online teachers, assessments and grading.

New Criteria for College Admissions
by Wes Beach. In mid-January of this year, the Harvard Graduate School of Education released a report titled Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions. This report was endorsed by a substantial number of college admissions officials, professors, university administrators, schools, and others.

New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile
Now some social media experts are advising high school seniors to go even further. They are coaching students to take control of their online personas — by creating elaborate profiles on LinkedIn, the professional network, and bringing them to the attention of college admissions officers.

Post-Secondary Admissions Project
The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents (OFTP) initiated the Post-Secondary Admissions Project in order to study the present situation with regard to access of home educated students to colleges and universities and to address any admissions issues that arise.

8 Steps to College
Are you taking the right steps to enroll into college? Click the image to open an interactive and printable PDF version of the infographic. In the PDF version, each of the 8 steps has rollover information and links to more info when clicked.

Tips on Writing the Admissions Essay
It may be only 500 words, but the admissions essay portion of a college application can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection. Content provided by EssayEdge.

UC Riverside Admits Homeschoolers – 10/21/05
Applicants to UCR’s new admission program will have taken part in a nontraditional educational approach such as homeschooling or attended a nonaccredited charter school that uses innovative educational methods during the high school years.

Who was Good Enough?
Here’s your chance to play the role of a certified college application reader for the University of California, Berkeley.

Books to Help You Learn More About College Admission as a Homeschooler

Setting the Records Straight: How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admission and Scholarships

Setting the Records Straight:
How to Craft Homeschool Transcripts and Course Descriptions for College Admission and Scholarships

by Lee Binz (Author)
Give Your Homeschooler the Advantage in the High Stakes College Admission Sweepstakes! Parents who consider homeschooling their children through high school are often consumed by insecurity – “Are we ruining their college chances?” Well, worry no more!
When it comes to college admissions and scholarships, homeschoolers have what the colleges are looking for!”Setting the Records Straight” will provide you the tools and information you need to create homeschool records to perfectly document your amazing homeschool education in a way that will demand attention. You CAN craft high school transcripts and records that gain choice college admission and win BIG scholarships.
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