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    As a homeschooler, what were some things you had on your resume that helped you get into the Academy?

    I'm sure that someone has already posted a thread like this, but I wanted to hear it from someone with a more recent perspective since I'm sure standards change each year. I am part of a charter school, but am technically homeschooled. What are some extracurriculars/sports you've done as a...
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    Hello all! I am the mom of a homeschooled child who is currently in his Senior Year, and I'm gonna say up front that we are a bit "late to the party". We are coming in to the application process late because he just took the SATs for the 2nd time the end of August (this year), and he managed to...
  3. birdwatcher4125

    Wisconsin Homeschoolers?

    Hello there, Are there any Wisconsin Homeschoolers at any of the Service Academies that can give me some insight or advice on the homeschool hurdles you faced during the candidate application and congressional nomination processes? Thank you.
  4. birdwatcher4125

    Wisconsin Homeschooler wants to compete for USMMA, Class of 2023

    I've read repeatedly that the Air Force Academy is supposedly the most welcoming to homeschool candidates (provided they're actually qualified), and that Annapolis & West Point will accommodate qualified homeschooled applicants as well. But, I've not read anything that discusses how...
  5. birdwatcher4125

    Are Homeschoolers considered Diversity Candidates?

    Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers: I have a few questions about ‘Diversity Candidates’. Are homeschoolers (HS) still considered Diversity Candidates in the US Service Academy Admissions process? Why are HS considered Diversity Candidates (not that I’m complaining), and what does it actually...
  6. birdwatcher4125

    Homeschool Transcripts Level of Detail?

    Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers: For those homeschooled (HS) candidates and/or HS parents that were successful in achieving a LOA/Nomination to a US Service Academy, just how much detail did the Academy Admissions / Congressional Staff require for homeschool transcripts? We have seven...
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    College Equivalent for Homeschoolers for Admission Criteria

    I am a 10th grade homeschooled student taking College courses. Admissions suggest 1 year each of chemistry and physics and 2 years of a foreign language. Because this applies to high school level courses, would 1 year of College level foreign language and 1 semester of college level chemistry...
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    Homeschooled applicant

    Hello all, official candidate for '22 here. I am looking at my application and I need to include the contact information of a 'school official'. However, I am homeschooled. I have taken classes online, with tutors, using dual enrollment at community colleges, and from a general variety of...
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    Where should I improve myself?

    I've written on here before, but I've recently started up some new extra curricular activities, and got some updated test scores, so I'm wondering what else I need to do or improve on. (Also I'm homeschooled and I'm a sophomore) EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: I'm a club officer in 4H, and have...
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    AROTC and Homeschooled Student

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post, and I'm the parent of a rising senior. He has been homeschooled for his whole academic career, except for 2/3 of 8th grade and 9th grade, when he attended our local public school. He is completing his application for the first boarding for AROTC. We are so...