Because many states pay for community college tuition for qualified high school juniors and seniors, a lot of homeschoolers are jumping on the community college fast-track to a free 2-year degree. It’s all a pretty attractive opportunity.
But homeschoolers need to be aware of the potential pitfalls, as well as possibilities, of a community college education, free or not, before they send their children into that environment. As much as many public universities are very out there, liberal, radical, and sometimes offensive, a community college can be even more so. (For more information about the environment, read Facing the Community College Fad.)
If you do decide that community college is a possibility for your student, here are some strategies to make life better:
Great suggestions. We've used ratemyprofessor.com many times and have also found the actual reviews very helpful. Also, once a student finds a professor they like, have them seek out other courses they teach. My daughter followed a professor over to another department and took some classes she originally didn't intend to take, but ended up really enjoying them because of that particular professor. The instructor can really make or break the experience.
When your child has taken homeschool AND public school classes, it's best to create a homeschool transcript that is a summary of ALL educational experiences.
As I explain in my… Read More
It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homeschool transcript is