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When thinking about homeschool college whether your child is 5 or 15, you have probably asked yourself the question "What About College?" Granted, college is not for everyone. Some children tell you early that they have no interest in college. Some say they don't want to go to college and then decide at the last minute that they DO want to attend (like my husband).
Others know from age 8 and up that they definitely want to pursue higher learning. Some parents even want to know how to homeschool college.
Hopefully this page will give you all the information you need to make some informed decisions and answer the question "What about college?"
Among our 4 children, we have ones in all the categories mentioned above. I just learned about a new college program this past fall that we are going to pursue for some of our children. What I like about it is that we can use this program for their last 2 years of high school if we want to. No stress on mom to decide what to do for those last 2 years! I will just plug them into this college coaching program and help guide them along that path.
Another concern that comes to a parent's mind when thinking about college is, "How am I going to pay for this!!" This coaching program that I mentioned, called College Plus, takes care of that too. They help the child get a college degree for under $15,000! I know it sounds too good to be true, but if you or a friend has a child nearing college age, this is definitely worth looking into.
I like the adaptability of this program too. If my child wants to pursue college from home for a while and then attend a university after a year or 2, they can do that too.
I hope this has given you some ideas for options besides a 4 year degree with many loans and lots of time away from home.
If your child decides they want to attend a college where they have to live on campus or commute, here are a list of homeschool friendly colleges that might help make your search a little easier. This is not a comprehensive list, but at least gives you a place to start.
Usually colleges are interested in homeschoolers and are supportive in helping you get what you need to be admitted into their college. There may be some colleges that are unfriendly to homeschoolers, but I haven't heard of any yet.
Your child can use their senior year of homeschooling to take some college courses through College Plus to start to earn some college credit or just get used to what is required for a college class. Their Life Purpose Training is very beneficial for anyone to go through to help them know what major to pursue in college and be able to better understand themselves.
Hopefully this information has given you some good information to help you have a better idea about what to do about homeschool college options. It can be an exciting and yet unsettling time of life for teens and their parents.
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