What are higher education
and career preparation options?
Approximately 700 institutions are listed on HSLDA's informal survey of colleges and universities which welcome home-educated students. Many of these schools actively recruit home-educated graduates because of their maturity, independent thinking skills, creativity, and extensive academic preparation, says Inge Cannon, executive director of Education PLUS.
In preparation for college entrance or vocational training programs, parents should prepare a transcript of high school work, award a diploma, and specify an actual high school graduation date. Occasionally SAT, ACT, or GED tests may be required by a college or employer.
For military enlistment and some employment, if your student completes 15 credit hours of college work, a high school diploma is not necessary.
Many colleges offer nontraditional programs for off-campus study. It is possible for students to study at home for college credit through distance learning. College credit can also be earned with CLEP tests.
Some home schoolers are entering their chosen fields through apprenticeship programs designed and supervised by parents and professionals.