Home schooling is increasingly popular in the United States with nearly 2 million students participating in the process. This leaves many wondering which is better for the students scholastically. Many question whether home schooled students will have difficulty when it comes to the college scene. This includes both the application process and the social scene in a college setting. These students are well equipped to study, test and participate in conversation at the college level, potentially due to their one on one study habits.
It has been reported that home schooled students do very well when it comes time to attend college. This includes the application and admissions process for the college. They are scoring high on admissions tests and once in the door seem to have the ability to study very well. Social skills are not lacking with most of these students likely due to the extracurricular activities that they participated in when being home schooled. These students tend to study well likely because they have the experience of relying on themselves for their studies. They are held accountable for their studies and grades and have learned how to study in a different manner.
Another possible reason for the success of home schooled students in the college arena is the fact that they were lucky enough to have the one on one help of their parent or teacher unlike the students in a classroom who are faced with high student to teacher ratios. Learning in a home school atmosphere gives the student a more concentrated study program that is based on their own speed of learning and not held back by a large classroom filled with students. They are able to focus more intensely on subjects that may not come to them easily allowing them to overcome hurdles more completely and rapidly. Thanks to an obvious lack of distractions home schooled students can get to the point of the subject fairly quickly.