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Belluck, Pam. "Life after Home Schooling." New York Times, 1 November 1998, 26.

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Chandler, Michael Alison. "Giving Proper Credit to Home-Schooled." Washington Post, 11 June 2007.

Chatmon, Catherine. "Exploring Gender Disparity in College Aptitude among Christian College Students from Three School Settings." Regent (Virginia), 2006.

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Clemente, Dale F. "Academic Achievement and College Aptitude in Homeschooled High School Students Compared to Their Private-Schooled and Public-Schooled Counterparts." Ed.D., Regent University, 2006.

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Davis, Rebecca Jean. "Status of Admission Policies and Practices at Four-Year Public Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia Implemented to Evaluate Home School Applicants." Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 2000.

Duggan, Molly H. "Are Community Colleges 'Home-School Friendly?': An Exploration of Community College Web Sites as an Indicator of 'Friendliness'." Community College Journal of Research and Practice 34, (2010): 55-63.

Duggan, Molly H. "Is All College Preparation Equal? Pre-Community College Experience of Home-Schooled, Private-Schooled, and Public-Schooled Students." Community College Journal of Research and Practice 34, no. 1/2 (2010): 25-38.

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Evans, Angela Jenkins. "A Case Study of the Benefits of Accreditation for Home Study Programs for Access to Higher Education in Georgia." University of Alabama, 2005.

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Fortune-Wood, Mike. The Face of Home-Based Education 2: Numbers, Support, Special Needs. Nottingham, UK: Educational Heretics Press, 2006.

Foster, Christine. "In a Class by Themselves." Stanford Magazine,November/December 2000.

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