Colleges love homeschoolers! There is a big move nationwide for universities and other post-secondary schools to recruit homeschooled students, and often these young people get admitted to choice colleges in higher than average proportions. What is the secret to this phenomenon?
In general, homeschool students have learned to capitalize on their strengths and uniquenesses in a way that draws the attention of admissions officers. In addition to scoring well on standardized tests, they have developed leadership and interpersonal skills through their roles in their families, homeschool support groups, extra-curricular activities and personal special interests. They have learned dedication to and perseverance in their studies and tasks, and they are able to relate well to a wide range of people. These folks are often well-read and can carry on discourses about deep and intellectual topics.
One part of getting good favor in the college admissions process is having a well-cultivated treasure of personality, skills and positive attributes on the inside.