Homeschooling and obtaining a college sports scholarship

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Homeschooling and intercollegiate athletics – that’s a hot topic, because believe it or not, there is more than a million students in this country that are now homeschooled and a lot of those kids want to go on and play college athletics. The NCAA Eligibility Center has created a whole section for homeschool students, so that they can be sure that what they’re doing is meeting the Eligibility Center requirements. Frequently, homeschool students will have to list the titles of the books that they have read, that’s not something that regular students are required to do. But they also will have to get a letter from whoever is managing that homeschool curriculum attesting to the fact that the student was in a state approved homeschool program – it just wasn’t mom sitting around the kitchen table with books and giving their children a grades of A. So homeschool students are there, we’re dealing with them – there’s a million strong and lots of those kids want to play college sports, so they need to familiarize themselves with the Eligibility Center and the requirements.

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Susan Eiges Hansen, president of Hansen College Strategies, is an Independent College Counselor based in Santa Monica, California. Since 2007, Sue has been committed to helping students both in California and throughout the United States navigate the college admissions process and develop optimal strategies for college placement. Sue began her practice working with student-athletes and experienced so many successful placements that she frequently received requests to work with all types of students. She has since expanded her practice and welcomes all students who are seeking knowledgeable and comprehensive college planning. Sue received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and Masters from California State University Northridge. She has her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine and stays up to date with trends in higher education by attending several college counseling conferences per year. Sue is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) and an Associate member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). She is a frequent contributor to various higher education and college admissions websites as an author, panelist, and blogger and regularly presents seminars and talks for students and families about preparing for college. Prior to launching her college counseling career, Sue worked for twenty years at three major hospitals in the Los Angeles area as a program director, medical educator, and research librarian. Sue is the parent of two recent college graduates. Her older daughter graduated from the University of Virginia and her younger daughter from Stanford.

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