Each college is unique. They each have different expectations and requirements. Make sure you ask them what they want! The good news is that means there is a college out there that will be a perfect fit - you just have to look hard enough to find it!
I asked California State University Chico what they wanted from a high school student. They said that they wanted one full year of fine arts in one subject (like all music, for example, instead of 1/2 credit theater and 1/2 credit music.) Webb University is unique because they provide a full tuition scholarship for every student entering their engineering school. Naropa University in Colorado has no math requirements for admission. Many of the "Colleges that Change Lives" described themselves to me as "liberal tree-hugging vegetarian" schools. West Point gave very specific suggestions for Seattle homeschoolers, "Consider joining the Sammamish Rowing Association, or the Eastside Lacrosse Club, because we need students active in those sports."
Check out a college fair, and see what college is the perfect fit for your student!
There are 5 situations that homeschoolers may face that are so challenging, only a parent can effectively handle the ins and out and eccentricities of the situation. Are you on