Last weekend, my son and I attended a college admissions workshop. Attending were deans of admission from prominent public and private universities in VA, MD, and NC.
In between sessions, I introduced myself as a homeschooler to the deans of admission for two of the top public universities in the US. I showed them sample course descriptions that I had made from your comprehensive record solution, and asked if information like that would be helpful. They were very enthusiastic about the information. They consider rigor of coursework as one of their main criteria, and they felt that this information could help significantly. They said they would be especially interested in seeing the course descriptions for the current (senior) year with the application. It hadn't occurred to me to include those course descriptions (although you probably tell us to somewhere!).
I also asked them about the "all A's" dilmemma, and whether it looks suspicious on a homeschooled transcript. They understood how I could worry about that, but they said that if thegrades were corroborated with outside grades, like community college, and test scores, then they wouldn't think twice about a homeschooler having a "perfect" report card. They also encouraged me to give them lots of information about how we chose our courses and what our educational philosophy was.
Basically, everything they said dove-tailed beautifully with everything you say. I know that you are not surprised, but I thought it might be nice to hear anyway!
Thanks for all you do,
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