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Episode 41: Applying to College as a Home-schooled Student

April 18, 2022

There are somewhere around 15 or 16 million high school students in the U.S. But not all of them walk through locker-lined hallways, sit in 20-person classrooms and count down the seconds until lunch period in the cafeteria.

Instead, many students and their families opt for high school learning that happens at home.

In this episode, we're offering helpful insights for home-schooled students who are navigating the college process. What are the curriculum requirements to qualify for college? What do schools look for in home-schooled applicants? How you can prove that you're prepared for the next step in your educational journey? We answer all of these questions and more.

Our guest is Ben Kavanaugh, associate director of admissions for Bucknell. Ben works with students from Northeast states like Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, just to name a few. He also reads every application that comes to Bucknell from home-schooled students.

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Episode 41: Applying to College as a Home-schooled Student

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