Tag Archives: From Homeschool to College

Finding Myself in the Ashes: Aisling’s Story

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Editorial note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Aisling” is a pseudonym.  The heavy wooden door to my dorm room closed with a definitive click behind my parents. I exhaled the weight of eighteen years spent wrestling for control, for individuality, for personhood. I was free. I imagined this moment often, with ever-increasing fervor as the end

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I’m One Of the Lucky Ones: Muriel Sylvanus’ Story

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Muriel blogs at StoryCache. As I’m sitting here contemplating my homeschool-to-college story and how to write about it, I think of all the other stories my homeschool brothers and sisters will have to tell alongside mine, and I think… “I’m one of the lucky ones.” For all the positive stories of a seamless transition, I expect there to be war

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Dealing with Culture Shock: Latebloomer’s Story

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HA note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Latebloomer” is a pseudonym. Latebloomer’s story was originally published on her blog Past Tense, Present Progressive. It is reprinted with her permission. There was always an expectation in my family that I would go to college. Both of my parents had a college education and saw its value, and they didn’t

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My PoliSci Professor Has a Potty Mouth – and I Like It: Savannah’s Story

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HA note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Savannah” is a pseudonym. If you’re not going to go to a Christian college, you have to make sure your faith is rock-solid by the time you graduate high school. Because college—especially professors of the humanities like psychology and social studies—hates you. College is the epitome of “the world”.

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