How Do Unschoolers Prepare for College?
First question: does your teen want to go to college? If so, why? What does he or she want to accomplish by going?
As unschoolers, we want to be careful not to limit our kids by promoting the value of one path over another. The value of college has changed with cost inflation, marketplace evolution, economics, the digital age, and many other factors that may be regional or quality-of-life based.
Second, have they researched the field they are going into (what classes are required for the major)?
Knowing the answer to this will help determine what may be useful in a portfolio or transcript.
Third, have they researched schools and looked at entrance requirements? (more…)