Home School Students Adjust to New Homes On College Campuses

Colleges and universities have come a long way in overcoming their suspicions of home schoolers’ ability to cope with college life, and they are readily admitting students who have received nontraditional educations.

‘Colleges have a much better grasp of home schooling than they did five years ago,’ said Barmak Nassirian, the associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. ‘Overall, their experience with home schoolers has been so positive that the kinds of misgivings that were quite commonplace five or 10 years ago are no longer real issues.’

Colleges often discriminated against home schoolers by requiring them to provide information in applications, such as scores on SAT II tests or proof of having earned General Education Development certificates, that they didn’t require of traditional students, said Chris J. Klicka, the senior counsel of the Home School Legal Defense Association, in Purcellville, Va. Read more…

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