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What if Your Homeschooler is Not College Ready?

What are your options when a college decides your homeschool child is "not college ready"?




Dear Lee,
I am hoping that you could give us some advice.  We have homeschooled our daughter all of her life.  She graduated this past May. She has done well with most subjects at home and at various co-op classes.  She has consistently scored low on the SAT and ACT tests throughout her life.  She took two classes for ACT/SAT prep in her junior year, then again in her senior year.  Now, we have applied at our college, and they were willing for her to enter if she scored well on the Compass entrance exam. She studied hard and did well on the practice tests at home, however, she did not do as well at the actual exam.  They said she is not college ready.She is frustrated and does not want to take the exam again but has a real heart for wanting to be a Vet. Tech. Do you have any advice?
Sincerely,
~ Julie

Dear Julie,

She can study for and take the Compass again.  Often colleges will allow you to take it many times and will take the highest scores.  To get into college, exam scores are only one way to provide validation of her education.  There is another option.  She can take classes at a community college.  Success there will PROVE that she is college ready.  Since she is not a good test taker, she could take classes at the community college, and work toward getting an AA degree.  Once she has that, she will also have many positive letters of recommendation from professors she has gotten to know while she got her AA degree.  With a good GPA and positive recommendations, she should be able to transfer in to a four year institution.



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Guest - Janet on Friday, 14 January 2011 09:07

Not college ready or not a good test taker? Here's an interesting thing to try on the retake...

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/01/13/writing-about-exam-worries-for-10-minutes-improves-student-results

Not college ready or not a good test taker? Here's an interesting thing to try on the retake... http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/01/13/writing-about-exam-worries-for-10-minutes-improves-student-results

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