Most of the better colleges and universities readily accept home school students. My oldest son was home schooled until college, and started community college courses at 15. He was later accepted to UCLA and UC San Diego, along with private colleges like Claremont-McKenna and Pomona College. He graduated from Claremont-McKenna and then from Michigan Law School. My other sons were home schooled until high school, and all were accepted to excellent colleges. As to socialization, I don't think that is something public schools are all that great at anyway. Home school kids tend to be more independent thinkers, and more comfortable interacting with people of different ages including adults. I am a huge fan of home schooling.