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The 3 Most Important Scholarship Tips

Every year some perfectly wonderful homeschool students miss out on college scholarships. It doesn't have to be that way, though. Read on to find out my 3 most important scholarship tips to help your student! Missing out doesn't have to happen to you! In addition to the 3 most important scholarship tips, you can earn more homeschool scholarships by "clipping college coupons!" These 9 coupons will help you earn homeschool scholarships, reduce college costs, and increase...

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Why College Preparation is Important for Homeschoolers

High school is like driving on auto-pilot. You arrive at the destination, but can't remember driving! When you homeschool high school, sometimes life ...

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It's College Fair Time!

Put that College Fair on the Calendar!It's college fair season, and it's time to get that responsibility on your calendar before it gets full!  Attending a college fair is a key to finding a college, and I strongly recommend that every homeschooler attends a college fair in Junior Year.  I think they are great for freshmen, fabulous for sophomore and seniors, but should be required for Juniors.  One of the major tasks of Junior year is...

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AP Exam or AP Class

You do NOT need to have an official and approved AP course in order to give colleges the AP exams they want! Not all public schools offer every different AP classes.  Although colleges may like kids to take those classes, they know they aren't available in all schools. Colleges are looking for the exam.The College Board likes to think they have sole rights to putting a capital A and capital P together on a transcript. If...

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How to Homeschool College

Homeschooling college might not be for everyone, but for the student willing to put in the work, it can be an effective fast track to a college degree...

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Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges

Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges I was just talking to one of my Gold Care Club members about the cost of sending SAT scores to colleges. Without planning, it can get priceyWhen you register for the SAT test, the student can indicate up to four college recipients during registration. Only four score sends are included with your registration;...

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Coast Guard Academy Admissions

Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. If you are a prepared homeschool parent, no doubt you’re steadily working on your child’s transcripts, you have test dates on your calendar, and perhaps even a few college visits planned for the summer of junior year.  But even with all that preparation, it’s important to remember that admission requirements are often unique between schools, and what one...

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How to Help with Career Assessment for High School Students

If you are stressed out that your high school teen hasn't found a career interest yet, relax. Some kids decide on a career when they are very young, a...

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Teach Note Taking While Homeschooling High School

Note taking skills can really help your children become successful in college and career. And, it's a pretty easy class to teach.  This post...

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Highlight on High School History

Many parents ask, "What is the difference between history and social studies?" or "Are social studies and history the same thing?" Those are good...

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Homeschooling in Washington State and the Running Start Program

Homeschool law usually isn't the same as the law covering public or private schools. Homeschooling in Washington State, for example, public ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Your Way to College

Homeschooling Your Way to College Do you need some encouragement for today? Listen to my radio interview by Melanie Wilson of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.College Admission and Scholarship Secrets for Homeschoolers with Lee BinzIn this 1 hour interview, I tried to spend a long time explaining exactly WHY you do NOT need to be afraid of homeschooling high school. Then I spent quite a long time talking about key strategies for success, so you can...

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Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths

How can you ensure long-term success when you are homeschooling unique children and preparing for unknown plans in their college or career future? Seek Individuality and Capitalize on Strengths Seek individuality, don't hid from it. And capitalize on strengths instead of focusing on weaknesses. Read Mary's story for some real encouragement today!It’s not About Me, It’s About Themby Mary in NC, mother of 3Stunt actor, criminal justice student, and flutist – what do they all have...

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Is Apologia Science Rigorous Enough for the College-Bound?

Are Apologia science textbooks rigorous enough for college-bound students?  Sure, they are popular with homeschoolers, but how GOOD are they as science books? Are Apologia science textbooks fairly rigorous, for college-bound students?  I've heard a few conflicting reports...~Jill in SeattleApologia is a very rigorous college prep series.  I don't usually recommend specific curriculum, because I know it's all about "fit" more than a textbook.  When it comes to science, though, I had such success with the...

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Reach, Fit, and Safety Simplified

Finding a college is more than watching where your friends and neighbors’ children go to school. Take your sophomore or junior to a college fair and/or search online for the perfect college match for your student. Once you have some possibilities, visit the college in person. Visiting is the only way to see if it’s a perfect match. Try to whittle down the list to a handful of colleges by the end of junior year. When...

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