Hudson Valley’s Chronogram posted an article sharing experiences some homeschoolers had reaching their goal of higher education.
From Homeschool to Higher Ed By Hillary Harvey
Planning a Succesful Transition
There comes a moment in every homeschooling parent’s life when they wonder, “Can I really keep this up?” There are definitely downsides to homeschooling, and I have encountered many in the course of homeschooling my daughter from kindergarten through fourth grade. But I never blinked because the rewards far outweighed the challenges.
My great moment of doubt is about college. Of course, I know that homeschoolers go to college, and not always as a 12-year-old prodigy. But I recently heard that local homeschoolers were having trouble translating their educations for admissions committees. And I wondered: If the rigorous homeschooling of the talented kids I know isn’t acceptable to colleges, could homeschooling be a viable alternative for education at all? I decided I needed to research just what the problem was before going any further.
Luckily, a friend was hosting a college admission information session at her house. She posted the invite to the homeschool community on a Yahoo group list, saying she’d like “to share what I’ve learned and what I wish I had done differently.” It was this last piece that especially compelled me.