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From home school to college

Thirty years ago, there were fewer than 20,000 students being home-schooled in the United States. The number is probably close to 2 million now. Some families choose homeschooling for religious reasons. Others think the mainstream educational system stifles the love of learning and believe homeschooling nurtures independent thought.
As home-schooling has become more common, admissions officers have become more homeschoolfriendly. Ten years ago, these students were often viewed with skepticism. Admissions officers wondered if they were prepared for rigorous college-level studies. But studies have shown that these students perform as well as or better than institutional-school graduates, and many colleges now welcome home-schooled students. Read more…

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