Chances for next year...unique situation

<p>Hey- wondering this for a friend of mine for next year's admissions...</p>

<p>So her story is this- she's a junior now, never went to a formal high school because she (successfully) pursued an equestrian career- instead, she takes online classes through the University of Indiana's high school honors program (online). She's done really well in school, takes tons of AP classes, and has straight A's through high school. Now, she's really moved on from the equestrian career and is very focused on academics and is worried that she can't get into college given the uniqueness of her situation. I know it's very basic, but does she have a shot at these three schools even with the uniqueness of her homeschool situation?</p>

<p>Interest: international affairs</p>

<p>GPA: not sure about weighting, but 3.9+ unweighted (honors, AP classes)
AP's: scored 5's on a few AP tests (Gov, American Lit, others?)
Languages: English, German, French (all fluent)
Work experience: worked in Germany for 4 months a few years ago, equestrian career took up a lot of her time and energy (very successful career)</p>

<p>She has not taken her SAT's yet.</p>

<p>With this basic information, is there any way you could offer any insight unto her chances at Georgetown/other top schools?</p>

<p>Well, it's difficult without having much knowledge about her extracurriculurs (if there are any more?) or SAT and SAT Subject Tests. However, if she is proficient in all of those languages, I think her chances are very, very good at most top schools including Georgetown.</p>

<p>She's 100% fluent in both.</p>

<p>That's a big bolster to her application. I would recommend her taking standardized tests in those languages of some sort at some point to validate her claims. A</p>

<p>The online high schools offer more in the way of standardization and documentation than a lot of homeschool programs, so that helps. Generally speaking, though, the bar that homeschooled students need to clear is that it is very difficult to compare them to peers because their academic experience has been so individualized. The usual advice - and this would apply in her case as well - would be to take as many standardized tests as possible. AP (or IB) tests, SAT, ACT, and SATIIs - the more an applicant can show how they stack up against others, the better.</p>