Here is the solution. Create change. Be a change agent. Be proactive. Make the change happen by being assertive and asking for change. Simply asking them to change their policy may make a better situation for your child - and for all other homeschoolers as well.
"Dear Ms. [name withheld],
Thank you for your recent letter. I have been in touch with Martha Merrill, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, and am pleased to report that she has reviewed our policy that requires the GED® of homeschooled applicants without an official high school diploma and has removed that requirement effective immediately.
Homeschooled students will, however, need to complete the Common Application Home School Supplement to the Secondary School Report form. Our website and catalog are currently being updated to reflect these changes.
I appreciate your communication and Dean Merrill and I both hope your son will keep Connecticut College on his list of colleges to which he may apply.
President of Connecticut College"
I tried the same thing, but unfortunately in my case, it didn't make any difference. My daughter was getting lots of recruitment attention from a small university. They seemed to have a very hands-on, engaged learning style, something that I thought would fit well with many homeschoolers. They waived her admission fee. Everything was going great until they discovered she was homeschooled and they asked for her GED scores. I talked with the admissions agent and tried to explain to her that they really didn't need that. (Come on, really now, she had a 31 on her ACT. Do you really need a GED?) The admissions agent told me that I would discover that all universities would require the GED. I tried to explain to her that the major university in town certainly didn't, nor did many of the universities using the Common Application. I wrote to the university president explaining the situation to him. Never heard a thing back.
Wishing you a joyful celebration of this very special birthday. Here's to "Nifty Fifty!" (I'm already there.)
Ann & family in CT
Here are the new resources for this month in the Gold Care Club.
Let's talk about college scholarships. Every family, that has a child going to college, wants them, but they seem to be so elusive! Let me introduce you to Lin and her family of 6. The family is committed to graduating their children debt-free, and has been using my resources for over 10 year to achieve that goal. Let Lin inspire you
Teenagers. The very word can make adults shudder! Often the mere mention of the word is accompanied by a head shake or a groan. But it doesn't have to be that way. Pick your battles and have a little understanding with your teenager and you can go a long way in your homeschool!
Resistance can look like many things in teenagers - from refusing to