Homeschoolers do not need a GED or a diploma to apply to college or qualify for financial aid; you just have to declare that your homeschool education meets state law requirements.
When filling out the FAFSA, be sure to check “homeschooled” when it asks for your high school completion status.
Is it harder for homeschoolers to get into college?
There’s a common misconception that homeschoolers have difficulty when it comes to getting into college. In fact, many colleges are now seeking out homeschoolers themselves, as homeschooled students tend to be excellent college students.
Can you get financial aid if you were homeschooled?
According to the DOE, “Though homeschooled students are not considered to have a high school diploma or equivalent, they are eligible to receive FSA funds if their secondary school education was in a homeschool that state law treats as a home or a private school.” All students seeking FSA must fill out the FAFSA.
How well do homeschooled students do in college?
Back in the 1970s, only 13,000 students were homeschooled while today there are more than 1.5 million. A new study published in The Journal of College Admission suggests that homeschool students enjoy higher ACT scores, grade point averages and graduation rates compared with other college students.
How does a homeschooled student get a diploma?
Conclusion. A homeschool diploma issued by a student’s parents will not carry as much weight as a diploma issued by a public school, private school, or correspondence program. Most colleges, universities, and employers will accept a parent-issued homeschool diploma as proof of high school graduation.