How to Get into College as a Home Schooler

Over the years, I have worked with many different home schools and I was very

interested in what was the next step for kids who were home educated throughout high school.  Were they destined to be stay-at-home parents or blue collar employees?  Were they going to inherit their parents’ business or go on to a vocational school?  I never imagined them being college bound.  

However, the tide has changed and now many home educated children are entering four year academic institutions.  How you might ask? Well through several avenues…the most common is taking classes at junior colleges to create a transcript history.  This is accomplished most of the time prior to graduation.  By taking classes at the local community college, the student is able to take courses that will be accredited to them as general education and build their academic resume for the university of their choice.

Another road traveled is the home school college counselor.  This is the latest out reach into the home school community.  A college counselor who specializes in home school students will be able to direct them in the best possible way to increase their chances into being accepted into a four year institution.  The counselor makes sure that the family is looking at schools that welcome home education.  They prepare the student in the areas of the application that need to be stressed in order to make themselves more appealing to the application boards.  A family who utilizes a counselor who specializes in home education will by-pass many of the mistakes and red-tape made navigating the collegiate world.  

TLP Education has been helping home education get their kids into college for several years now.  We hope to see our home educators and home school students this Monday at Ontario’s Home School Fair.
Join us for the 30th Annual Homeschool Fair
Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ontario Christian High School
931 W. Philadelphia St. Ontario, CA