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Requirements for homeschoolers at Cornell?

nomadicmommynomadicmommy Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
They say on their admissions site that they want to know the title and length of every paper written in high school. I haven't seen this requirement anywhere else. I have course descriptions for each course, but have not kept track of every paper written.

Are there any homeschoolers here who have gotten accepted at Cornell? Did you include this list of papers written?

Replies to: Requirements for homeschoolers at Cornell?

  • KunjiBoyKunjiBoy Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    You do not have to list all the papers ever written. You do not have to list any at all for that matter. Your course descriptions will suffice.
  • nomadicmommynomadicmommy Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    @KunjiBoy I hope you are right! Have you heard of homeschoolers accepted to Cornell without this?
  • KunjiBoyKunjiBoy Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    Yes. The most important components of the application will be standardize tests (sat, ap, etc...) and your kid's essays in regards to proving college readiness.
  • nomadicmommynomadicmommy Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    ^ Great to hear! Thanks!!
  • hs2015momhs2015mom Registered User Posts: 655 Member
    At Cornell University? Can you link to the page? My homeschooled D was accepted two years ago and attends, and I never saw anything like that. I'm looking now to see if they have any instructions at all particular to homeschool applicants, like a number of schools do, and not seeing anything.
  • nomadicmommynomadicmommy Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/firstyear/faqs.cfm

    Taken from their Engineering Application FAQs:

    How do you evaluate applicants who are home-schooled? 
    In order to understand and appreciate the depth and variety of the homeschool experience, and if an official high school transcript is NOT available, the admissions selection committee requires the following information for all four years prior to entering college:
    English: list of books (including all textbooks and other anthologies) you have read each year; how many papers and how long (indicate which are creative and which are expository writing); any research papers (list titles and length of each).
    Social Studies: list of textbooks and books you have read each year; how many papers (topics listed) and how long; independent research projects (titles and lengths).
    Foreign Language: list of textbooks you have read each year; list of projects and/or papers; descriptions and dates of visits to other countries.
    Science: textbooks you have used each year (description of topics covered if you did not use a textbook or only used part of the book); list of experiments and/or field trips; any projects or research done (titles and time spent).
    Mathematics: textbooks (covering which topics) you have used each year; any independent projects (titles and time spent).
    In addition, you should submit scores from an standardized examinations (state, SATs, ACTs, APs), and any transcripts from any college courses you may have taken. You should also send information on independent projects, laboratory experiences, research projects, etc.
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