Colleges welcome home-schoolers
This is not the first story we have seen about college’s enthusiasm regarding homeschool students.
Al Newell, vice president of enrollment at Washington & Jefferson College, estimates he receives about two dozen college applications from home-schooled students each year. Most, if not all, Newell says, are accepted.
‘I’m trying to think if we have denied application to a home-schooled student in my time here,’ said Newell.
In the absence of traditional high school transcripts and state assessment scores in math, reading and writing, Newell said admissions officers at W&J rely more on a student’s performance on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. The college also looks at evaluations of a student’s work by an independent evaluator, who reviews their work each year, as well as a letter of recommendation. Read more…