How can you get to university if you're a homeschooler? You have no HSC or ATAR. You don't have any school contacts. Are you just setting yourself up for failure?
Keep reading, as we present four ways to get to university after homeschooling, \\. As a bonus, these entry pathways are remarkably stress-free compared to a HSC or ATAR score.
Ways to get from homeschool to University in Australia include:
As a homeschooler, I'm often questioned about how I managed to go to university (let alone study medicine for a year) with ‘only a homeschooling background’. Many people with school backgrounds find it hard to comprehend alternative pathways to university besides the grueling academic slog called high school.
I was blessed to enter university on the back of my extra-curricular activities (nursing portfolio) and work experience, none of which was outstanding. It was a cruisy pathway compared to high school.
Because I had no chemistry, biology or anatomy training, I began a medical sciences degree and immediately became terrified at the thought of failing the unit. Fear propelled me to work steadily.
But, I didn’t fail – rather, I ended up ranking in the top 10 percent of students in that class (most of which had studied these subjects at high school). In my other classes, I worked hard and continued to score well.
My brothers, and many of my homeschooled friends, also had no problem at University. This has more to do with our drive to study than any inherent intelligence on our part. Indeed, because homeschoolers have had to self-motivate themselves in the past, tertiary education motivation is easy.
Despite being of normal intelligence, I've been able to do all the things I've always wanted to do.
About the Author.
Rebbecca Devitt is an Australian Christian homeschooling author, writer and blogger at whyonearthhomeschool.com. She is a homeschool graduate, dementia nurse, wife and mother who lives in Wollongong, Australia. If you would like to contact her with questions, please contact her on the CONTACT page.