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Hey all! I'll be applying to college in the fall and I was wondering how do college admissions evaluate homeschool transcripts. I'm not really sure what exactly they look for since I don't have a traditional transcript, but from my research what I have so far is:
Curriculum outline/Examination methods
SAT subject test scores
Portfolio of work (can anyone who has submitted one enlighten me on what they put in theirs? Should I include the exams I took as a homeschooler or do I just put in 'outstanding' pieces of work that I would like colleges to look at?)
DSST scores (I'd have liked to take AP but I'm homeschooling overseas and AP exams are $550 per, so...)
Resume (ECs, volunteer work, personal projects, part time jobs etc)
Do I need to justify why I chose homeschooling in an additional essay?
Please do tell me if anyone has been through this process and can help me :) I'm really interested to know if anyone on CC has been able to enhance their application by adding something really unique to their application :)
Also, how are homeschool transcripts evaluated? Are they seen as no different from public school transcripts as long as I justify my curriculum to have academic levels on par with normal schools? Or would I have to submit additional material in order for my transcript to be evaluated?
Sorry, but I'm just so worried about college admissions and I'm scared I won't get in so I'm trying to prepare the best application packets I can! I went to the US Education Center in the country I'm staying in now and they basically told me that as a homeschooler I had no hope of getting into a Tier 1 university! ):