We are in the process of applying for colleges for our second homeschooled son and are once again running into what I consider unfair requirements. The worst culprit has been University of Michigan. From their website --
"Home-schooled students and students attending unaccredited high schools should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to September of their senior year to determine if additional credentials such as SAT Subject Tests should be submitted."
When I called and asked about my prospective music major son, I was told he would have to take five SatII's. We were told the same thing four years ago when we visited with our National Merit Finalist son.
And this is from Northwestern's website.
"Northwestern recommends that all applicants take three SAT Subject Tests but requires scores from SAT Subject Tests only for applicants to the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), the Integrated Science Program (ISP), and applicants who have been educated at home."
I have looked at most of the Ivies' websites and they do not have such strict requirements. These test requirements are off-putting and unfair.