Very unusual homeschooling situation...

<p>So here goes...
I was at a high school for five years, where i did my IGCSEs and AS levels. Then(in january this year) we moved to a place that doesn't have any schools that offer A-levels, so now i've been homeschooling for my last year, and i'm gonna write a-levels in november.
So now i'm really confused about the common application's secondary school reports... first of all, there's 3 of them! the secondary school report, the mid-year report and the final report. so what do i do with them?? Should i just fill them all out as a homeschooling student or should i send some of them to the high school i went to? I'm definitely getting the teachers from my school to give recommendations because some of them taught me for five years, so they really know me... and everything else is shapin up nicely, i've done my SAT reasoning test, and 3 SAT subject tests. Now it's just this school report thing that's bugging me. I've contacted the universities' admissions offices, and I'm waiting for them to reply.</p>

<p>Anybody have any ideas? Really appreciate it, thanks!</p>

<p>The Secondary School Report, Mid-Year Report, and Final Report should all be completed by the same person or office. I think at this point you really need to fill them out as homeschooler (have a parent do it, most likely). In the Secondary School Report evaluation (or maybe better yet, the Homeschool Supplement to the Common App) your parent can explain briefly how you ended up homeschooling your last year of high school, and then they will file the subsequent reports, too, at mid-year and end-of-year.</p>

<p>It's a fine idea to get letters or rec from your former teachers. That will fill in a bit about your high school time with them before your homeschooling. Make sure to have transcripts sent from all the schools, including having one for your homeschooled classes that you or your parent writes up. Include topics covered and titles of books used.</p>

<p>You should do both: fill all the forms out for your final year as a homeschooler, but also have the initial School Report filled out at your prior schools (from which you will need official transcripts anyway). Then the schools can send their school descriptions, indicating their grading & GPA methods, the courses available, how your curriculum stacked up, etc. They can't send the Midyear Report, as that should go with your senior year midyear transcript, or the Final Report, which goes with your final transcript & proof of graduation.</p>

<p>Recommendations from former teachers are, IMO, necessary. They're the ones who know you.</p>

<p>Personally, I think that would be very confusing, even if your former high school was willing to do it... which isn't certain by any means since you are no longer a student there. As to the school profile, many schools just send that out with the official transcripts automatically. You could ask them specifically to do so, in any case. </p>

<p>Just my opinion as a homeschool mom with two in college.</p>

<p>Hey, thanks everybody..
Rentof2 my former high school would be willing to do it, coz they don't know anything about american universities and stuff(i'm an international university), so if i sent the forms, they'd just fill them in. But yes, I do think I'll do the mid-year and final reports as a homeschooler. It's just that it won't have class ranking or anything like that, and I did have a class rank for five out of my six years in high school...</p>

<p>Another question, though: when do I send what? Because our year is completely different here. My mid-year was in June, and I'll be finished by November.</p>

<p>I would send whatever you can complete now with your application, although attach a note explaining the differing schedule. Send your final report when you are finished. And again, just for good measure, attach a brief mention of your academic year schedule. The college will keep track of what's come in, as it comes in. Some will even have a way for you to go online and make sure everything they expect has been received.</p>

<p>I still feel like getting a former school to file the Secondary School Report is going to cause confusion, but you should do what you feel makes the most sense. </p>

<p>Good luck with your applications!</p>