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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

    The initial consultation is a wide-ranging assessment of your aims, strengths and background to help you decide on your best choice of A Level subjects. It will help you move forward in your studies with a clear goal in mind and it will ensure that you, your family and we are able to work together effectively to realise your academic ambitions.
    The fee is £25.

    Initial Consultation
  • Follow up Consultation

    During this consultation - which is usually held at the end of your first A level year - we consider the merits of various institutions and courses with a view to narrowing down your University choices. We will discuss a variety of strategies, including travel plans, visits to open days, work experience and further reading. The objective is to ensure that you will be able to make the strongest possible University application.
    The fee is £25.

    Follow Up Consultation
  • University Application including References

    Our Advisor provides comprehensive, step-by-step support to finalise your University application and ensure it presents you to best advantage. He will provide detailed guidance on how to frame and write your personal statement. The objective is to present a clear picture of your aptitudes, qualifications and experience in your University application.
    The fee is £125

    University Application Support
  • Reference only Service

    If you don't need guidance through the application process, we do offer a reference service through which your tutors will submit references and predicted grades. Our Higher Education Advisor will collate these into a comprehensive reference from Wolsey Hall in support of your University application.
    The fee is £25 per subject.

    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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