College-Bound Homeschoolers

Join us on November 7

from 6-8 pm at Beacon Self-Directed Learning

Homeschoolers, without a high school diploma or even a GED in hand, apply to college, get accepted, attend, and graduate. This may seem inconceivable to those who have only ever considered or known a traditional path, but if you think about it, an individual who has followed a self-directed learning path has already demonstrated certain qualities that are an asset in college.

What is a self-directed learner anyway? Someone who takes initiative, who doesn’t wait to be told what to do, who has confidence in their ability to learn and to seek out and follow through on a chosen course. They are curious, persistent, and embrace the responsibility necessary for their learning. They are not in school being told what to do to get to the next level. Instead, they determine what they want, what is required to move ahead, and then they do it. They are the pilot and co-pilot of their learning, which is an essential ingredient in college success and something many traditionally schooled candidates lack.

Even though colleges are adjusting their admissions to accommodate homeschoolers you will need to put non-traditional experiences into traditional boxes. As a homeschool parent, if you plan ahead and keep track of the "high school" experiences, this task will be much, much easier.

If you, or someone you know, is a homeschooler or unschooler who may consider college, don’t miss the interactive panel discussion on Wednesday, November 7 from 6-8pm at Beacon Self-Directed Learning, 123 Whalley Avenue, New Haven. Parents who have successfully navigated homeschooling right through high school into college, along with Beacon staff who regularly assist and advise on the process, will show examples of successful homeschool transcripts and provide valuable insights and allow for plenty of questions to be asked and answered. $10 per family. Email info@beaconlearning.org for questions or to let us know you are coming.