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Homeschooling High School: Senior Year Public School or Community College Dual Enrollment?

Hi Lee,I have a question and maybe you can advise me in. I have been homeschooling my 4 children for the last 7 years. My oldest will start her senior year sometime in the next few months. My next one will be starting her junior year. For the last year, they have done nothing but beg me to send them back to public school. Suddenly they want to experience it. My head says it would be...

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The Validity of High School Diplomas - Encouragement for Homeschoolers

HSLDA reports that colleges are now required to determine the validity of high school diplomas from public and private schools. How exactly can the college determine validity?  Will they be requiring course descriptions from every applicant?  That would be a lot of reading for the admissions team.  Homeschool parents often think about their own transcripts and validity.  Yes, you are valid!  Isn't it interesting that public and private high schools are now having the same concerns...

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Amazing Records! A Model for Others!

Lisa was so excited to take her son to college this fall. I often hear stories of "Shock and Awe" and Lisa has a great one! The college loved her homeschool records so much, they asked to use them as an example for other homeschoolers! Dear Lee,We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,"Your documents for your son when applying to...

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Help with College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!

Should you put your social security number on a college application? That is a very common question that I hear from parents. Filling out college appl...

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College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner

College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner

Preparing your menu for admissions is a lot like preparing for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It takes time and effort to prepare deliciously, scru...

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Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers

Each year, the government doles out 150 billion dollars in education grants. Almost everyone can get some kind of aid, whether it's in the form of gra...

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4 Ways College Increase an Applicant Pool and Why

Colleges want more applicants. In the college business, they are more highly rated when they have more applicants than they can accept. Anything a col...

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College Admission and Scholarship Success Story

    College Admission and Scholarship Success Story There’s nothing more stressful to parents than worrying about college admission and scholarship earnings. Many parents question whether it’s even possible to find a college that is satisfying to both parent and child, a college that will love their student and offer them scholarships to attend. And yet every year at about this time, I'm flooded with letters from successful parents and students.  It doesn't happen by accident.  Success...

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Current Trend in College Self-Reporting

A current trend in college applications now is for student to self-report everything and be admitted based on the facts the student gives on the ...

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What to Submit with Your College Application

What to Submit with Your College Application

The college admission process can be a long and grueling process, filled with strange forms and processes that you haven't heard of before. All t...

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A Homeschool Friendly College: LeTourneau University

 Colleges love homeschoolers!  Let me give you just one example:  LeTourneau University. Almost one-fifth of their current traditional student body were homeschooled for their high school experience. Many of the faculty and staff homeschool their own children.  They are so homeschool friendly, they have special perks just for homeschooling through high school.LeTourneau University is having a Homeschool Symposium July 15-18, 2012.  They say it will be a summer event with "a few days of honest-to-goodness college...

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AP Classes and College Credits Infographic

AP classes are rigorous, college level courses taught in a year-long class to high school students. They tests can be taken by any high school student, even if you don't take an AP class. You read that right; you don't have to take an AP class to take the AP exam. The College Board says, "The AP Program encourages schools to assist homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP courses and exams."AP Exams...

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College Cost Infographic

This infographic has some interesting information about college. Scroll down and look at the college majors with the highest unemployment.  Compare that to the starting pay for some of those college majors. These are good details to know when you are looking at the cost of college.Will your child get a job?Can your child earn enough to pay off college debt?Our children don't always understand the long-term consequences of college debt, and we need to help...

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Homeschooling High School: Planning Ahead for the College Application Process

Sharon asked me about  how she should plan ahead for the college application process.  She didn't want to miss a huge piece and make any huge mistakes.  Is this a question you have too? I hope this video post can help you both.   Get a Free 20 minute weekly phone consultation with me as part of your Gold Care Club membership. http://www.thehomescholar.com/gold-care.php

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How to Create the WOW Factor for College Admission

How to Create the WOW Factor for College Admission Submit comprehensive records for the best chance of convincing a college that your child is a good fit for admission and scholarships. But comprehensive records are ... well ... comprehensive. Often admission officers don't read the whole package, word for word. Sometimes a college looks at your records just long enough to know that you are one of those homeschoolers who, you know, educates your child. Don't...

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