I want to say hello to my subscribers and any new ones that have joined since I have started this blog/newsletter, Welcome:-).

Summer is in full swing over here in our neighborhood and so far, so good, I am getting needed rest and relaxation to start each day. My oldest autistic teen son will be entering his final year in high school and my oldest neurotypical adult daughter will be entering her third year of college. It is amazing how time flies especially when you think you have more time to do whatever it is you plan to do each day. But sometimes it seems there are just not enough hours in the day to complete each and every task and that is when you have to accept the things that you cannot change and to do what you can in the time allotted. I hope this monthly newsletter finds you well and safe and that you continue to take care of what matter to you most. For me it is family and peace of mind.

Homeschooling and college

As children grow and are ready to begin their teens, many parents wonder if they should continue with homeschooling or not. They fear that colleges may not give equal opportunities to a child who is educated at home.

Many fears of this kind were put to rest when 2 homeschooled boys got admission into Harvard. Harvard does not require a high school diploma for gaining admission to their degree program. Many colleges are more interested in the knowledge and behavior of the
homeschooled children rather than their high school diplomas. In fact, other things being similar many colleges prefer homeschoolers because of the diversity and richness they bring to their college life.

Admission requirements may vary. While some colleges require the child to appear for the SAT, others may need a GED. And some may not care for any tests at all. The criterion may vary depending on the college that you wish to apply to. But college courses really do not require any high school background or special training.

It is common to come across parents who frantically try to shift out their homeschool children to high schools because they fear unavailability of college admissions. But college admissions are open to all educated individuals, regardless of whether they are educated at home or at a public school.


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