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College admissions and employment have become much easier for homeschool graduates in recent years than they were in the 1980s and early 1990s. HSLDA has put a great deal of effort into changing laws and educating the public so that the merits of home education programs and graduates are recognized.

Despite the considerable progress that has has been made, homeschool graduates occasionally still face difficulties when applying to colleges or seeking employment. Admissions counselors and employers may be unfamiliar with homeschooling, unaware of state and federal requirements, or bound by outdated policies. These College & Employment Issues Library articles should provide assistance as you seek to gain college admission or employment and help you better understand what HSLDA has done and will continue to do to fight for our freedoms.

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 Related HSLDA Articles
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HSLDA’s Homeschooling Thru High School College Admissions Resource Page


HSLDA’s Homeschooling Thru High School Resources on Finding the Right College


A Few For-Profit Colleges and Cosmetology Schools Demand GED
December 13, 2013


Does My High School Grad Need a GED in Order to Receive Federal Student Aid for College?
March 1, 2012


Help for Homeschool Grads: The College Bound and Job Seeker
January 21, 2011


Colleges Now Required to Determine “Validity” of High School Diplomas
November 2, 2010


Issue Analysis: Federal Requirements for Homeschoolers Seeking College Admission and Financial Aid
October 2010 (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


Homeschool Graduates Overcome Obstacles
August 27, 2008


Issue Analysis: Preparing for College
September 13, 2007


Issue Analysis: Homeschoolers Excel in College
August 23, 2007 (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


National Center Resource on Homeschool Admission to Colleges and Universities
August 2007


Homeschoolers Score Well on ACT
July 31, 2007


House Subcommittee Proposes to End College Discrimination Against Homeschoolers
June 19, 2005


Bad Info Jeopardizes Scholarships
January 14, 2004


HSLDA’s Response to a Chronicle of Higher Education Article
January 21, 2003


Homeschoolers are a Growing Force in Higher Education
January 16, 2003


2003 Breakthrough for Homeschoolers Seeking College Admission or Financial Aid
January 2, 2003


Breakthrough for Homeschoolers Bound for College who are Under 17
April 30, 2002


Memo from the Department of Education on Financial Aid Eligibility
April 19, 2002 (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)


Federal Financial Aid Law Revised to Recognize Homeschool Diplomas
December 4, 2000


Even in 2000, Homeschoolers Saw Success in the Ivy Leagues
May 3, 2000


College—Bound Homeschoolers Make Headlines
April 18, 2000
 Helpful Reading from Outside Sources
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The College Board’s Tips for Homeschool Admissions


The College Board’s Standardized Tests Information Page


ACT Test Information Page


The Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s College Guide


The Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Resources for Homeschooled College-Bound Stuents


The ACT Exam’s Official Website


The SAT Exam’s Official Website

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Homeschool Students Excluded from Scholarship Program in 2003
March 2003


Victory over College Discrimination
June 17, 2002


1998–99 Average ACT Scores for Homeschoolers
March 22, 2000