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How to Diplomatically Explain Lack of Opportunities?
Hi everyone. I have been homeschooled since 2nd grade, and now I am a senior in high school. In my area, a lot of opportunities are readily available to public school kids. For instance, they have summer programs only available to them, a bunch of in-school clubs (like robotics, mock trial, debate), guidance counselors, etc. I don't want to come off as regretful of my homeschooling experience, because I'm not--I'm just saying that by choosing to be homeschooled, I gave up a lot of the opportunities I could have. How do I diplomatically explain this on my application? And, should I even try to include this on my application?
For some context, I'm female who has a 1500 SAT and 23 on the essay. I've taken 9 AP exams, one for each class that I self-studied. I am applying to the Ivies, MIT, and some in-state schools and am looking to major in history (of science) and chemistry.