What About College?

entrance to gothic style college buildingWe are proud of our seniors’ college admittance rates, often with large scholarships in hand. There are many paths to take from Learning Outpost to get to college:

If there are particular colleges you are interested in, it’s always a good idea to contact them ahead of time and ask about application requirements. Many have a special admissions officer in place for non-traditional students.

Pursue a typical high school curriculum at Learning Outpost. We’ll help recommend curricula and create a transcript. Highly selective colleges are interested in whether or not you have met their requirements for entrance. MIT, for instance, expects you to have taken a rigorous course of work.  Additionally, colleges will expect you to take standardized tests, such as the SAT. Or take the GED exam. The test measures skills and knowledge, and awards a high school credential.

Start taking classes at a local community college during high school. Called “dual enrollment,” these credits can often be transferred to college later.  Some students may even complete a two-year associate’s degree before graduating high school. Even if credits do not transfer, your work shows your ability to complete college level work.

Learning Outpost can offer support no matter which path you choose. There are plenty of students who go to college without attending high school. Remember, colleges are interested in your ability to handle the work, not whether you have a traditional high school diploma. They are love engaged students who have pursued special interests or skills to a higher level.

Decide what your goals are, and we’ll help you get there!