"The official line of the military academies and of ROTC is that they love homeschoolers and the diversity that they bring. However, during the application process, we found that to be not so true. My son had an impeccable resume for academics (4.0, college prep classes, 13 hours from the community college, 35 superscore on the ACT); athletics (soccer every high school year, 5K's, black belt, etc.); and community service hours and leadership depth. We found that he was down-graded significantly for academics because he had been homeschooled, despite the community college and mostly co-op classes that I had nothing to do with. ROTC did the same thing and refused him the larger scholarship. Since that time, we've seen it happen to other homeschoolers as they are turned away, being told to get a year of college under their belt to prove themselves and then apply again. He was accepted to West Point, his second choice.I now recommend to my friends that they "graduate" their kids a year early and do their senior year full-time at the community college. This would have saved us a lot of energy as we jumped through their hoops. I realize it could negate scholarships at some other colleges if they've already finished their first year. With this information in hand, what actions can you take?"
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