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ERIC Number: EJ829457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Homeschoolers Entering Community Colleges: Perceptions of Admission Officers
Sorey, Kellie; Duggan, Molly H.
Journal of College Admission, n200 p22-28 Sum 2008
An estimated 1.1 million students were homeschooled in the United States in spring 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (2006). This figure represents a sizeable increase from the homeschooling rate of 1.7 percent--or 850,000 students--in 1999. With the popularity of homeschooling strengthening, particularly homeschooling at the secondary level, the prevalence of homeschoolers attempting to enter higher education is escalating. Despite this trend, many college admission officers across the U.S. seem unprepared in evaluating these candidates for admission. This article describes an empirical research which provides a general overview of the collegiate performance of homeschoolers and highlights the perceptions of college and university staff members now serving this growing population. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Amendments 1998
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; General Educational Development Tests; SAT (College Admission Test)