Homeschooled students a growing force in Canadian PSE

October 28, 2007

It is estimated that there are 60,000 to 80,000 home-schooled students in Canada -- about 1% of the student population.  With higher numbers and impressive applications, some colleges and universities are setting up processes to admit home-schooled applicants -- even those without transcripts. 10 years ago, home-schooled students were told they needed to do a makeup year at a formal secondary school; some still do so, to improve their chances of admission.