Welcome to the University Advice Service

Top Universities worldwide welcome homeschooled students. Here are a selection of links to just a few of those Universities who actively encourage applications from homeschoolers – University of Oxford, University of CambridgeYale University, MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Auckland.  Other universities worldwide encourage homeschoolers to apply also.

Many homeschoolers welcome advice on a variety of questions as they consider University options.

  • Which subjects should I take at A Level?
  • Do I need to improve my existing grades?
  • What extra-curricular activities should I be considering?


Our Higher Education Adviser, Joel Roderick, has over fifteen years’ experience answering such questions and helping students choose and secure places at a wide range of universities in the UK, the US and other parts of the world. He will guide and help you through each stage of the process.

Please note that the University Advice Service is only available to students enrolled with Wolsey Hall.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

A levels

Our Support Services

  • Initial Consultation

    This involves a wide-ranging assessment of your aims, strengths and background which can help you decide on your best choice of A Level which will enable you to fulfil your ambitions. The initial consultation will help you move forward in your studies with a clear goal in mind. It will also ensure that you, your family and our academic and support staff are able to work together effectively to realise your ambitions.

    Initial Consultation
  • Follow up Consultation

    During this session - which is usually held at the end of your first year- the merits of various institutions and courses will be considered with a view to narrowing down your University choices. A variety of strategies will be discussed, including travel plans, visits to open days, work experience and further reading. This ensures that you will be able to make the strongest possible application when the time comes.

    Follow Up Consultation
  • University Application

    Our Advisor provides comprehensive, step-by-step support to finalise your University application and ensure it presents you in the best possible light. Detailed guidance is provided on how to frame and write the personal statement.

    The objective is to present the clearest possible picture of your aptitudes, qualifications and experience on your University application.

    University Application Support
  • Reference Service

    Should you not need advice or guidance through the application process via UCAS or to an overseas university, we offer a reference service through which your tutors will submit references and predicted grades, with the caveat that they will not usually have taught the student face-to-face, and our Higher Education Advisor will collate these into a comprehensive reference from Wolsey Hall in support of your application.

    Reference Service

Annelise O’Connell, Homeschooling Student, Scotland

I've done it, I've gotten in to university, and Edinburgh University, no less! Thank you so very much for your help in preparing my application. I really and truly could not have done this without you, and I wanted to let you know that all your work to help me has borne university-shaped fruit. I am extremely excited, and VERY busy getting ready as I move very soon. Thank you!

Annelise O’Connell achieved an A in English Literature and a B in History A Level. Joel Roderick helped Annelise with her application to Edinburgh University.

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