More universities are considering the credentials of homeschooled applicants.
LOS ANGELES â€” David Sample wanted to attend UC Riverside but thought it was a lost cause because he had been home-schooled.
The UC system is known for being tough on nontraditionally schooled applicants. For them, the best tickets to UC have been transferring in after taking community college classes or posting near-perfect scores on college entrance exams.
However, Riverside now lets homeschoolers submit a portfolio detailing their studies and other educational experiences.
Sample’s package showed he had studied chemistry, U.S. history and geometry, rewired a house and helped rebuild a medical clinic in Nicaragua.
He got in with a scholarship.
I predict the next college app scam will be kids claiming to be homeschooled who weren’t. Let’s say you want to wipe out some high school disasters, academic or behavioral. Get an adequate SAT or ACT score, dream up a portfolio and pretend you never set foot in high school. But it doesn’t work without a test score.
Via Ms. Cornelius of Shrewdness of Apes.