Boy was a senior in ‘o8 and spent most the year applying to college.
So, as a service to anyone else closing in on dealing with college applications, I thought I’d set up a page detailing his search.
Boy’s list of colleges is much, much larger than most peoples’ because of a nice benefit from Hubby’s job. Namely, he had a chance at getting free tuition for college. Sounds great on the surface, but there are some limitations, and we weren’t sure of the details until we were well along the application process. (He did end up getting one and they did turn out to be more competitive than we were lead to believe.)
For completeness, I’ll start by reposting this information:
I think I’ve stripped off any personal information, so I can post these.
The transcript: I had been pointed at this Word template a few years ago and even after looking further, it seems like the best general format for us. With some fiddling.
Many colleges ask homeschoolers for course descriptions as well as a transcript. The Indiana DOE has online documents that describe the courses they offer and it’s very, very helpful. With some fiddling. (Edited later, they seem to have played with the link, try this for more information.)
Here’s what we’ll be submitting.
Boy had 20 schools that he applied to. There’s about a half dozen schools that were his ‘first’ choices. They were schools that he’d really like to go to for one reason or another, but they didn’t offer the tuition benefit. Needless to say, he would have needed to get scholarships to make them happen. There were another 3 schools that fell into the back-up category. They were local or state-schools and that had reduced costs, but still a good education. And then there were nearly a dozen schools that he felt were adequate for what he was looking for, though not a ‘first’ choice, and where he might get the tuition benefit.
You can find posts about testing and college admissions under the COLLEGE category.