from Amherst College

Hi LaMai,

Here are our admission statistics for home-schooled applicants over the last 3 years:

Class of 2008: 21 applied; 4 accepted

Class of 2007: 19 applied; 4 accepted

Class of 2006: 15 applied; 3 accepted

When evaluating applications from home-schooled students, we look for detailed information concerning their curriculum including a description of all courses of study plus any accreditation information. In addition to our general testing requirements, we encourage home-schooled students to submit the results of any additional SAT II subject tests or AP exams. Furthermore, we will accept additional recommendations from any individuals with whom the student has worked in an academic capacity. The remainder of the application review is consistent with our review of all applicants.

If you have future questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Take care.

Mr. Admissions Fellow

Amherst College

Amherst, MA 01002


Andrea said...

I would be interested in seeing the ratio of regular applicants/admissions. FWIW, my son will be going to college in September.

la Maitresse said...

Care to disclose which college? : )

Andrea said...

Heh, well it's Canadian for starters. ;)
The New Brunswick Community College, with campuses in every major city here. I think they are run slightly different here in Canada.

I have been emailing volumes with the person in charge of homeschooled and privately-schooled applicants.

There's a little more hoops to jump thorugh because it is government-run and they take each case on an individual basis.

The person told me they no longer accepted home-made transcripts because (in her words) it began to look a little suspicious with them all coming in consistantly with marks in the 90's.

My husband has also been teaching the at the one here, and BOY does he have some stories.