Today rounds out the answers to Dayna’s questions on preparing her homeschooled student for college.
Does it hurt to take a year off between HS and college to pursue opportunities in their field of interest?
This is another one of the those “it depends” questions. For scholarship purposes, it might hurt depending upon the school and the scholarship applying for. But then again, if the student is doing something interesting like traveling through Europe or volunteering at a Jamaican orphanage, it may very well help his chances.
Does participation in the homeschool honor society, Eta Sigma Alpha, carry any weight with college admission?
It won’t hurt a students chances of acceptance, as it shows involvement. However, the weight the school places upon participation will vary from school to school.
Do you have any other suggestions for Dayna?