Spartanburg Methodist - A Homeschool Friendly Christian College

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Are you homeschooling a teen who is headed to college?  Do you want them to go to a small college,  like I did?  And one that offers a small and supportive learning community?

I recently discovered a great small college that is especially known for its encouraging, student centered environment.  It's called Spartanburg Methodist College, a private Christian two-year residential college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  It is within an hour's drive of Charlotte, and is within a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Geogia; and Charleston, South Carolina.

I love small colleges.  My daughter is currently studying on a small campus where she has made many solid friendships and stayed close to her faith.  Isn't that what we want for our teens, when they head out to college?  You may recall how we made our decision on college here, and everything we thought about, including the benefits of a smaller college campus.

Spartan Methodist College serves only 800 students and it prides itself for its small supportive faith based community. And at SMC, their focus is on helping students successfully transition from high school to college. 

One of the only colleges if its kind, SMC offers a liberal arts education exclusively for freshmen and sophomore students in a Christian-centered environment. This liberal arts college is open to students of all religious and nonreligious backgrounds. 

Each Spartan Methodist College student benefits from one-on-one support from their professors.

Why Study at Spartanburg Methodist College?

1.  First, they offer a small supportive Christian learning community!  That means that your student will not be in ANY large lecture classes, but instead will thrive in small classes, with personal attention from their professors.  They can grow in their faith while experiencing a smooth transition from high school to college level studies.

2.  Secondly, their professors also serve as their academic advisors.  Your student will work with their professor to plan out all of their courses and ensure that they stay on track. This is a special feature of Spartanburg Methodist College. Advising is so important, and many colleges leave this important function to the counseling office, instead of having the student's professors do it.

3. Students who attend SMC for two years and complete all requirements earn an Associate Degree. This degree can be valuable for students who plan to complete a four-year degree because it shows enplyers and college admissions offices that the student is capable of college-level work.

4. SMC offers transfer assistance to colleges and universities. That is usually left to the student and family to handle. Not at this college! All the details are planned out ahead of time, and one third of all their college students transfer even before graduating.

5. Also all Spartanburg Methodist Associate Degrees are designed to transfer easily to other colleges and universities. Most SMC transfer students enter other colleges as juniors. At our colleges and at community colleges, often not all of the credits earned transfer. That is one of the big benefits of this homeschool friendly college.

Spartanburg Methodist College helps guide your student all the way.
Does this sound like a good fit for your teen? 

Learn More About this Christian Liberal Arts College

1.   Click here to reach Spartanburg Methodist's Homeschool Page, just for homeschooled applicants.
This liberal arts college has created a page just for us!  That's how much they respect our educational choice!  Did you know that the application fee is waived for homeschoolers?  Just use the keyword "homeschool" and apply for free!

2.  Attend the October 21st Open House at Spartanburg for High School Applicants and their

Get your questions answered on a student led tour of Spartan Methodist College.
3.  Schedule a campus visit at any time of year.  Just click Campus Visits.

4.  Watch a video of Student Interviews of SMC who were Homeschooled. The best way to find out about a college is to talk with students who have been there.  What did they get out of their college experience at Spartanburg?  Hear from homeschooled college students themselves!  How did their transition go from high school to college?

4.  For more information on this dynamic liberal arts Christian college, just click  Spartanburg Methodist College and ask them any and all of your questions.  They stand ready to help.  Especially for homeschooled students!

5.  Follow Spartanburg Methodist College on Facebook, or connect with them on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, to find out what other parents are saying about this liberal arts college.

Give your homeschooled teen a great start at Spartanburg Methodist College!

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After helping my homeschooled high schooler get into each of the colleges she applied to, I wrote this guide:

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Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
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