As homeschooling parents approach the high school years, they may begin to wonder if their children should prepare in the same ways that other teens do. For instance, should college-bound homeschoolers take the SAT, too?
Just like other high schoolers, many homeschooled kids will be applying to colleges, too. If a college requires the SAT (or ACT or other) examination, then homeschoolers must take it, too.
Today’s college applications process for homeschoolers is very much the same as for anyone else. Homeschoolers complete applications, provide transcripts, apply for scholarships and financial aid, and everything else that other high schoolers do.
So, if your homeschooler’s college of choice requires that SAT (most still do), be sure to schedule it on time. Ordinarily, teens take this test more than once, beginning in the 11th grade year. Since there are deadlines for applying for the test and fees to pay, don’t wait until the last minute either.
For more information about the SAT or other college tests, visit The College Board and have your teen set up an account. The account gives access to college information, test dates, plus can your teen with college readiness in other areas, too.