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Home-Schooled Teens Ripe for College

Myths about unsocialized home-schoolers are false, and most are well prepped for college, experts say.

More than 2 million U.S. students are home-schooled, and those that go to college will outperform their peers, studies suggest.

Home-schooled teens outperform their peers in college, studies suggest.

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Rather than a hindrance, home-schooling was an asset, Orlowski says, one that landed him acceptance into 10 top-tier schools, including Princeton University, Vanderbilt University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Orlowski will attend MIT in the fall and plans a double major in math and physics. His advice to other home-schooled teens:

"The flexibility that home-schooling gives you, you can leverage that into getting all sorts of opportunities," he says. "Seize the day by using home-schooling as a springboard to college admissions."

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