- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Holt Associates (Feb. 1 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0913677116
- ISBN-13: 978-0913677117
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 268 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,834,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
And What about College?: How Homeschooling Leads to Admission to the Best Colleges and Universities Paperback – Feb 1 1997
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"Highly recommended." -- Mary Pride in The Big Book of Home Learning
"If you've got a high schooler destined for college, you'll want And What About College? by your side for the next few years." -- Gayle Graham in Homeschooling Today magazine
"If your child is a teenager and thinking about college, this is the book to get--and the younger your teen, the better." -- David & Micki Colfax, authors of Homeschooling For Excellence and Hard Times In Paradise
From the Back Cover
"Elite colleges and universities have accepted hundreds, if not thousands, of homeschooled students with their home-brew transcripts, portfolios, and diplomas." from AND WHAT ABOUT COLLEGE?
College admissions for everyone...
- Transcripts and homeschool course descriptions
- Sample curricula and record-keeping
- Application essays and portfolios
- Cover letters and resumes
- College planning checklist
- Applying to a service academy
- Listings of colleges that have accepted homeschoolers
- On-line resources
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The sub-title of the book might be misleading. Although a portion of the book talks about getting a child into the "best" universities and colleges, this book will be helpful to homeschoolers concerned about getting their children into any (or not necessarily the best) college.
We purchased the book several years ago and have followed its procedure. We had no trouble getting our daughter enrolled in college. The book provides clearcut and specific direction that alleviates the fears many of us home-schooling parents experience as we begin the high school years. It is helpful even if your children are not the frequent "home schooled genius types."
Since working up a transcript is best done on a year by year basis, the best time for parents to read this book is probably just before they homeschool their (first) child in the 9th grade.
The information on transcripts is worth the purchase price of the book itself.
I especially appreciated the authors' description of getting into local colleges through the "side door" approach by home-schooled teens taking a college course or two during the high school years.
Mentioned but not detailed in the book, there are colleges that are especially predisposed to homeschooled students. Many evangelical Christian colleges would be included in that number.
The book will not only create confidence in parents, it will also provide answers to all those nagging questions that friends or family might ask, as demonstrated by the title, "And What About College."
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