Weber State University’s and Utah State University’s Requirements for the Acceptance of Homeschooled In-Coming Students

I have new information for you about how a homeschooled person can be accepted as a student at Weber State University. I got this information from a phone call to the admittance office yesterday.

The student applying can be accepted for admittance if one of the following applies:

  • The person applying has passed (145 out of 200) all 4 G.E.D. Exams and the total for all 4 exams is 600 out of a possible 800.
  • The person applying has a 21 composite score for the ACT exam.

This is significant, because Weber State has always told people that there is only one requirement, which is the ACT score one. This time, however, I had just finished speaking on the phone with admissions from Utah State University. They helped me to understand that a G.E.D. score, on the Index Scoring system, can be equivalent to a GPA. That means a perfect score of 800 on the GED exam is just like a 4.0 average overall GPA!

By the way, to get into Utah State University as a homeschooled person, one must meet one of the following requirements.:

  • The person’s parent has created a High School Transcript and the person has scored a 17 on the ACT exam.
  • The person has a total GED score of 660, having passed all 4 tests, and the person has scored a 17 on the ACT exam.

What The True Sacrifice is, in Homeschooling

I am going to get very raw and real with all 3 of you out there. Homeschooling hurts. This is the truth.

I have to say that I have so much anger and hurt inside me because society at large, LDS ward members, neighbors, strangers and most family give me unfriendship, unacceptance, disdain, hatred and unsupport for all the hard work, determination, diligence and intelligence I put into homeschooling. I noticed it at the concert last night. My nephew and my sister get all of this support and love that I do not get and will never get. It is so unfair.

I know we are not supposed to covet, but I covet the support, friendship, love and social acceptance my sister and my nephew get that we will never get.  I think all I would have to do is enroll my kids in public school and all of the praise, adoration, support, comeraderie, acceptance and love would roll right in.

Last night during the concert, I just prayed and prayed for help with this. 
If you are a homeschool mom, do you ever feel this?