I’ll never forget that day. My 10-year-old daughter had been playing at a friend’s house, when she walked into the house looking crestfallen.
“What’s the matter?” I asked.
“Stephanie’s mom said that I’ll never get into college because I’m homeschooled.”
Of all the homeschooling myths out there, this is the one that scares both parents and their children the most. And that’s just what it is- a myth.
The fact is, not only can homeschoolers get into college, but colleges are happy to receive them.
(This post was sponsored by Spartanburg Methodist College.)
Just ask Spartanburg Methodist College.
What is Spartanburg Methodist College?
Spartanburg Methodist College is a private, two-year residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, a one-hour drive from Charlotte, North Carolina and a three-hour drive from Atlanta, GA.
Spartanburg Methodist College is one of the only colleges of its kind in that it offers a Christian-centered liberal arts education exclusively for freshmen and sophomores of both religious and non-religious backgrounds. This campus supports approximately 800 students in a close-knit, community-like setting, and it enables students to make a seamless transition from high school to college.
Students who attend SMC for two years and complete all of their requirements earn an Associate’s Degree. These degrees are designed to transfer easily into other colleges and universities.
Why Should a Homeschooler Consider Attending Spartanburg Methodist College?
While homeschoolers are generally more prepared for college level work than their peers, it can be quite a transition from learning in the home into learning in a more formal setting.
SMC is happy to help with that.
Homeschooled students who are considering college might want to start at Spartanburg Methodist College because:
-It provides a small, supportive campus environment.
Homeschoolers are able to thrive in this setting because they have the opportunity to have a closer relationship with their professors. While all professors want their students to succeed, those at SMC are able to invest more time into their students because they have the advantage of having far less students than the average college professor.
– The professors also serve as student advisors.
Students at SMC work directly with a professor to plan their courses and make sure that they’re staying on the right track. A student’s first two years at SMC will allow them to explore their interests in order to help them decide which college to choose to help them finish their degree.
– Students receive transfer assistance to other colleges and universities.
1/3 of all college students transfer to another institution to further their education. While most other colleges don’t help their students with this, Spartanburg Methodist College is different. Since most of their students do transfer out to other colleges, the faculty and staff of SMC are focused on helping students with transferring to another college in order to complete their degree.
– Students can earn a degree in two years.
Studies show that people who obtain an Associate’s Degree earn about $500,000 more over the course of their career than those with a high school diploma.
– Students receive a Christian-centered education.
All too often, homeschooled students who set out into the college life transition immediately into a secular institution. SMC provides a Christian education, chapel services, and other religious clubs and activities. It’s important to add here that being a Christian is not a prerequisite to attending. Students from all walks of life are accepted and can choose whether or not to attend the aforementioned chapel services and other religious activities.
Are you interested in a closer look at Spartanburg Methodist College?
- Feel free to attend an Open House on October 21st for high school students and their families.
- Schedule a campus visit any time of the year.
- Request any additional information you need.
- Visit their landing page designed specifically for homeschooled students.
Is your child thinking about attending? Use the code homeschool to have the application fee waived!