Teens are NOT like Roomba [Thus the 3 Terrors of College Admission]

Teens are NOT like Roomba [Thus the 3 Terrors of College Admission]
My homeschoolers were "Alexas" and not "Roombas" and I've discovered that teenagers aren't anything like Roomba. Maybe I should explain... I'm sensing a blank stare here ... We recently acquired two pieces of technology that have transformed our simple suburban lives. First came Alexa, the shiny white music cylinder. ...
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When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?

When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?
Sooner or later, your teen may say "When am I ever going to use this stuff?" and complain about their high school courses. Here is one answer to that question: traveling. When you travel, you use every single high school subject. I recently took a trip to Europe. We walked along the canal in Strasbourg France, saw ...
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What About College - What About Transcripts

What About College - What About Transcripts
Homeschoolers are often asked "What about college?" And "What about transcripts?" Let me explain how it works. Homeschoolers are sought after by colleges, in demand because of their academic preparation and maturity. Many colleges attend homeschool conventions, hoping to attract these desired applicants. I see this eve...
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13 Practice Questions for College Interviews

13 Practice Questions for College Interviews
Prepare for a college interview with these 13 practice questions. Review them with your student before they head to any college for a visit, or meeting with a college representative for an interview. Learn more about how to prepare for a college interview! How t...
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[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships

[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships
Welcome to the FAFSA FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." It's a form you fill out, much like the 1040 tax forms. Like the tax forms, these are also super-fun and well-written government prose. The US Department of Education requires the FAFSA to receive any government money for college. They mean “...
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September Newsletter Giveaway

September Newsletter Giveaway
In honor of my College and Career Week this month, I am giving away two copies of my product, College Launch Solution! This great online resource will help you get your child ready for any admission requirements that colleges might throw your way. Have you seen my College Launch Solution? Take a look here for a peek at what it includes.This giveawa...
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[College and Career Week] Prepare Your Teen for Life AFTER High School

[College and Career Week] Prepare Your Teen for Life AFTER High School
I know that college admission can seem like a huge hurdle for homeschoolers to overcome. I know it's scary! Let me give you the information you'll need to feel confident in this next task of high school. Spend a week with me learning how to launch your child into life after homeschooling. Whether it is college or career, adultho...
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Yes, absolutely! Just send me an email and my staff will take care of that for you! Support@homehighschoolhelp.com. Blessings, Le... Read More
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Scholarship Tip: Add an Activity List to Your Transcript

Scholarship Tip: Add an Activity List to Your Transcript
I recommend that you include an activity list with your transcript. I find that it really helps to show the individuality of the child, which can improve admission and scholarships. An activity list is a key ingredient of comprehensive homeschool records that open doors for college admission and scholarships. ...
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Hi Rachel, No. Activities go on a separate sheet. You can see an example in this article: https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/homes... Read More
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Letter Template to Request Change of Admission Policy

Letter Template to Request Change of Admission Policy
The GED test is intended for high school drop-outs, so avoid taking that test as a homeschool student, even if a college asks for it. As you are looking at colleges, you may find yourself face to face with a GED requirement. Look closely though, because sometimes the GED is a "suggestion" rather than a requirement. But if you see t...
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Student Discounts for College Kids

Student Discounts for College Kids
This is a nearly-exhaustive look at student discounts available to college students. For most of these deals, the student will need to show their college ID or share their college email address in order to take advantage of the discount. While many of these discounts are small, they can add up, and college students get pretty g...
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How to Make an Official Home School Transcript [Infographic]

How to Make an Official Home School Transcript [Infographic]
How do you make an official homeschool transcript? You translate your normal, natural homeschool experience into words and numbers that colleges understand. Create grades, credits, and GPA with your mommy-made grades and kitchen credits. Put "Official" on the title, and you're golden! How to Calculate Credits • O...
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Top 6 Reasons to Make a High School Transcript

Top 6 Reasons to Make a High School Transcript
There are LOTS of reasons to create a homeschool transcript. It's very common for a parent to think "Not me! I'm immune!" as if they are the only ones that don't need to make a transcript, but it's not true! You are NOT the only one who doesn't need to make one. Here are the top 6 reasons why you do need to make a high school transcript.1. You have...
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August 2018 Gold Care Club Update

August 2018 Gold Care Club Update
New for this month... How To Training Courses Quick Start : Your Goals This School Year Beginner : Preparing to Homeschool High School - Live 3 Hour Virginia Convention Presentation Intermediate : Scheduling is the Key to Sanity Advanced : College Application Bonanza ...
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Book Lovers Guide to Vocabulary Building

Book Lovers Guide to Vocabulary Building
We used the Kaplan SAT Score-Raising classics to improve vocabulary in our homeschool. If you have never seen those books before, they are a great way to focus on vocabulary building using real, high quality literature. Each book has hundreds of vocabulary words frequently tested on the SAT that are highlighted throughout the t...
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August Homeschool Calendar Reminders

August Homeschool Calendar Reminders
Before you know it, the start of the homeschool year will be here. Here are some August homeschool calendar reminders to make the most of your planning time this month! Middle School: Your purpose as a parent is learning how to homeschool high school, so you don't panic when 9th grade comes a...
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