have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
it's a rare college that will not accept homeschoolers.
For up to date information, check their college
websites and catalogs.
PSAT information, see: College
Board's PSAT Information for Homeschooled Students.
ACT/SAT test-preparation resources, see Testing/Assessment.
Board Org. Information on college
planning, transcripts, testing resources and strategies,
financial aid, advanced placement, CLEP, SAT, PSAT,
and ACT testing. You can find out what financial
aid you are eligible for and how to apply for it.
Register for the SAT online. They even have information
specifically for homeschoolers.
Admission Writing Guide. Learn about essay
terminology, requirements, the review process, and
Test Preparation Classes.
useful site in preparing for college is College
out of college courses and save time and money!
plans for CLEP testing preparation.
help you earn college credit by passing CLEP, DANTES
and ECE Credit by Examinations.
University Project - study guide for CLEP.
Preparatory Academy. Advanced placement, college-prepartory
Guide to Distance Learning. Find out where
you child can take college courses from home. Many
homeschool students are now homeschooling college!
Henry College Distance Learning - Christ-centered.
Complete two years of college online; then move on
to the campus in Virginia.
the university that the military uses: Excelsior
College. Other choices are: Thomas
Edison and Charter
Roadmap for earning a degree from Excelsior. This student
did it for less than $10,000!
Official Guide to Preparing for College: http://www.okhighered.org/student-center/publications/
Robert University offers a homeschool
college program that you shouldn't pass up! Your
high schooler can take fully accredited and transferable
college courses at home for a terrific price while
finishing high school. Classes are offered in Art,
Biology, English, American History, Humanities, and
Math. ORU also has a scholarship program especially
for eligible homeschooled students and ACT testing
is available at the University once a month. Contact
495-6621 for more information.
Technology Center. November through January is
the time to register your teens for classes at Tulsa
Tech for the following year. (They must be in 11th
or 12th grade to attend.) This is an excellent way
to provide your child with a trade in: Auto Service,
Aviation Maintenance, Business, Service Industries,
Computers, Construction, Electronics, Graphic Arts,
Health, and Manufacturing. There is no charge for
junior and seniors. They attend 1/2 day, 5 days per
week, and homeschool the other 1/2 day at home. They
also earn college credit for some classes. Ph: 828-5200.
Their continuing education program offers part time
evening classes (must be 16 years+) such as Cartooning,
Computer Programming, Quark XPress, Photoshop, Screen
printing, Accounting, and Floral Design. Ph. 828-1100
for more information.
State College Online offers associate degrees
online in Liberal Arts, Humanities, Business Administration,
and Computer Science. Homeschoolers can enroll as
a special student or as a Concurrent Student if they
have approval and satisfactory ACT scores. For more
information, contact Kevin Cook at 343-7540, email
him at email@example.com, or visit their website at
www.rsuonline.edu. Kevin is actively seeking homeschoolers
for this program.
Community College and University
of Oklahoma admit homeschoolers under the following
provisions. Early admission may be earned
by juniors and seniors if they score at the 90th and
75th percentile respectively on their ACT or SAT tests.
Admission earlier than age 16 requires an ACT score at
the 99th percentile and an evaluation of the maturity
level of the candidate. See college catalogs for more
State University (NSU) - A four-year college based
in Tahlequah with extensions in Broken Arrow. See Web
site for information on enrolling a homeschooled student.
NSU also offers concurrent
enrollment for qualified students.
Scholarship search. Be sure to watch the FAFSA video!
Student Aid: If you are interested in financial
aid, here's another place to look. These programs
provide more than $60 billion a year in grants,
loans, and work-study assistance.
Guide: The Student Guide is the most comprehensive
resource on student financial aid from the U.S.
Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study
are the three major forms of student financial
aid available through the Department's Student
Financial Assistance office. Updated each award
year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs
and how to apply for them. The Student Guide 2001-2002,
available in English and Spanish, is for the award
year July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002.
Tax Credits: Find out about tuition tax credits
students are now eligible to participate in Oklahoma’s
Promise and receive the scholarship.
Homeschool students must apply between the ages
of 13 and 15. Like students attending non-accredited schools,
homeschool students must also achieve at least a 22
ACT composite score on a test given on a national test
date. The Oklahoma Legislature has set up this unique
to help pay for college education if the
family's income is $50,000 or less at the time the
student applies for the program. For more information,
call the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's
student information hotline at 800.858.1840, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
write to Oklahoma's Promise, Oklahoma State Regents
for Higher Education, PO Box 108850, Oklahoma City,
Covenant Program (related to OHLAP) and General
Financial Aide Information for Parents/.
Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) - deadline to apply April 15th.
scholarship program will pay up to
100% of tuition and fees for up to 60 college credit
hours for students living in Tulsa County and graduating
from a public or private high school. Home school
graduates who reside in Tulsa County are also eligible
for the scholarship. NOTE:
There are deadlines each year to apply. Students must
apply IN PERSON. Applications will NOT be accepted by
e-mail or from parents. More information on Tulsa
Achieves and TU.
City University has several scholarships for
high school seniors. Frank
Brooks Memorial Science Scholarship.
This competitive full-tuition four-year scholarship
awarded to an outstanding Oklahoma science student
who chooses to attend Oklahoma City University and
plans to major in the sciences. Great
Plan Scholar Scholarship. A competitive
four-year scholarship covering tuition, basic room
and board, and fees is awarded to a student who intends
to study science, math, or computer science. Preference
is given to students from Oklahoma or the Midwest. OCUServes
Scholarship. A competitive $2000 renewable
scholarship for students who demonstrate a dedication
to service and concern for the community where
they live and attend school.
Wavers - available to Okahoma residents enrolled
at least half-time; based on need or academics or a
combination of the two. APPLY EARLY!!!
Community College offers scholarships to
students with scholastic achievement and/or economic
need. Students may apply for scholarships of varying
amounts which are generally for specific educational
costs. A current descriptive list is available in
the TCC Student Financial Services Office. Recipients
are selected by the TCC Scholarship Committee during
the spring term for the following academic year.
To apply, submit the TCC Scholarship Application
to the Student Financial Services Office by the announced
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