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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lafayette College

If you are looking for a small school with strong engineering, science, and liberal arts, as well as Division I sports and a formidable Greek presence, Lafayette may be for you. Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania has a main campus of about 100 acres with an additional 212 acres of athletic fields for its 2400 students.

Freshmen and sophomores participate in small seminars.  Over half the students study abroad and over 45% do community service.  There are more than 250 clubs. Top students may qualify for the Marquis Scholars merit scholarships of a minimum of $20,000 per year.

If you've visited Lafayette College recently or are a student there, share your thoughts on the college.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Questions Homeschoolers May Want To Ask

Homeschoolers may want to ask the following questions when they consider or visit a college:

1. As a homeschooler, how should I apply?

2. How many homeschoolers applied last year and how many were admitted? How does this compare with the overall admittance rate?

3. What are your policies for dealing with high school homeschoolers?

4. How do you evaluate homeschoolers? How is it different from how you evaluate other applicants?

5. How does the documentation you require from homeschoolers differ from applicants from small, private, unaccredited schools?

6. What concerns do you have about homeschoolers?

If you are a homeschooler who has recently visited or applied to a college, what questions did you ask because you are a homeschooler?