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Older homeschooled student looking for options
I am 28 years old, and have decided I want to go to collage for the first time. I have been working in the retail management field for about five years, and have decided I want a career in STEM.
Here is my issue: I have no High School Diploma or transcripts. I was homeschooled and my parents did not believe that collage was important. There was no structured curriculum, and I have no documentation of anything that I completed during that time.
I need help in figuring out how I should start moving into this process. I have started with working on earning my GED, and will also be starting to study for the SAT.
My main concerns are, first, will a good GED and SAT be enough without transcripts, and second, how do I get letters of recommendation?
Also, I should mentation that I am a very driven person, and would not be happy with a degree from a community collage. I believe I can do better than that, and would like to go to a top 20 school eventually, even if that means that I need to take a year of community collage first.
I really appreciate any advice anyone one can give me on my best way to start this journey.