The Persuasive Home School College Application

This year my wife and I began our first year of home schooling at the high school level.  When we sat down to plan the year’s curriculum, we drew on a varied background:  I attended a public high school for one year and then a private high school for three years, and my wife was home schooled all the way through high school.  But in addition, I served for a number of years on a college admissions committee, and I became familiar with what makes for a persuasive home school college application.

Over the next few posts, I would like to share a few thoughts with you based on my own experience.  I would like to talk about:

• Standardized Tests
• Letters of Reference
• Transcripts
• Student essay

Coming up on October 21, I will join my friend Owen Sweeney, a home schooling dad and college admissions director, for a Home School Connections webinar covering this same topic.  We’ll need to keep it short, but there will be a Q&A afterwards.  Meanwhile, I hope these blog posts will be helpful even if you do have a chance to tune in to the webinar.

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Author: Dr. Holmes

Dr. Jeremy Holmes teaches Theology at Wyoming Catholic College. He lives in Wyoming with his wife, Jacinta, and their eight children.

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