Is there anyone who has been the first (homeschooler) to start their kid DEing at a local CC, college, or university who would like to chime in with tips? If the school isn't used to homeschoolers taking classes, so you had to jump through hoops or talk to lots of people, feel free to weigh in, too.
We have a state college nearby, and there have been a couple of parents inquire about their kids taking a class or two there while still in high school, no one has yet. They are un-homeschool friendly, in general, although some homeschoolers have gotten in post-graduation (some after taking the GED & one this semester w/out the GED). I have an email from about a year and a half ago detailing the process, in theory, but DD#1 is likely the first homeschooler in the area who will actually try it.
(Local high school kids take online classes there, but there is a specific process for it and they absolutely refuse to allow homeschoolers to use it. The person from the U who emailed the "in theory" process stated that classes taken there won't count for "dual enrollment." (I found this somewhat baffling and humorous at the same time.)
Thank you for your interest in our Dual Credit program here at [name of school]! I have discussed your question with our Vice President of Academic Affairs and our policy is that in order to participate in our Dual Credit program, the student must be affiliated with a school district. He did however recommend the option of Personal Enrichment courses. The Personal Enrichment option allows individuals to take courses for college credit rather than dual credit. Students taking Personal Enrichment courses are required to pay the full tuition rate. The current tuition rates can be found here. If interested in this option, your students can apply for Personal Enrichment courses online by visiting our homepage, [website address], and clicking on ‘Apply’ on the right hand side of the page. You can also find additional useful information on our Personal Enrichment website. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.
DD sent her SAT score to the school already and will be filling out their online application (under Personal Enrichment option) for Spring 2018. I'm just not sure what else to do. Do I send a paper copy of her transcript? Course Descriptions? Set up an appointment for an in person meeting with Admissions? (Person sending the email was the Distance Learning Coordinator.)