Talk:Ivy League

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"(Human is offended by .jpg artifacts, so trying .png. I'm more concerned about sizing and placement... anyone know how to make it extend across the full width and resize with the window size?)"

Haha. Well, ok, you're right. You should see some of my awful jpg vs gif mistakes. Anyway, I think the only format that would do what you want is .svg - they're scalable. But since you want it to show up fairly large, why not just make it at about, say, 400 px wide, and show it full size? Or even 600 px? People look at things using less than full screen? Haha, I know they do... Do you want it full width so the text doesn't wrap around it? I think that just using center tags would do that. Speaking of images, doesn't this article just cry out for a generic photo of an Ivy covered building? I could go take one at PEA if you like. Human 20:45, 4 May 2007 (EDT)

What is the date for Yale? Human 13:25, 5 May 2007 (EDT)

Applications from Homeschooled Students

Right now the pages of Brown University, Yale University, Harvard University, and Cornell University say that "(university name) is one of four Ivy League schools to accept applications for admisssion from homeschooled children" and cite "Christian Examiner, Sept. 2007, Vol 25, No 9, Pg. 12." The main Ivy League article claims "Currently, all eight Ivy League schools accept applications from homeschooled students." I decided to investigate this, and it seems that the claim in the main article is the correct one.

  • Princeton's website says "Princeton welcomes applications from home schooled students. Although they still make up a very small portion of the applicant pool, applications from home schooled students have been increasing."
  • Brown University's admissions website says "If you are home-schooled you may not be able to present some of the required documents in exactly the same format that would be provided by most traditional schools, but our process of evaluation is the same for all applicants."
  • For Harvard I was unable to find a statement on the university's website, but a 1989 article in the Harvard Crimson wrote "[Dean of Admissions] Fitzsimmons says that, on the whole, homeschooling is an educational asset that Harvard considers favorably when making its admissions decisions."
  • I was unable to find an official statement from Yale regarding the subject, but the article in the Christian Examiner should suffice.
  • Columbia University's website says "We require that applicants who have been home-schooled submit four SAT Subject Tests, rather than the two required of other applicants. If possible, two letters of recommendation should come from different individuals who taught you in two different areas of study."
  • Dartmouth University's information for homeschooled applicants says "We recognize that home-schooled students are typically completing a thorough curriculum in many academic disciplines[...] Home-schooled students, like other applicants, are required to take standardized tests, to submit with the Common Application."
  • I was unable to find an official statement from Cornell in general, but the website of their engineering school indicates the requirements for applications from homeschooled students. The article in the Christian Examiner provides further support.

Because of this, I will remove the language in the articles claiming that only four Ivy League universities accept homeschooled applicants. -- N 09:30, 23 October 2009 (EDT)

I realized that I forgot to check the University of Pennsylvania. The College Board's website indicates that UPenn does accept homeschooled students in its listing of "special requirements for home-schooled applicants." -- N 09:34, 23 October 2009 (EDT)
You're technically right, but I think UPenn has specific application requirements that are difficult for homeschool students to satisfy. But an update in this info is welcome.--Andy Schlafly 09:38, 23 October 2009 (EDT)
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