What is a Homeschool Friendly College?

What is a Homeschool Friendly College?
What is a Homeschool Friendly College? In general, a homeschool friendly college is one that treats a homeschool applicant the same as a public school applicant. Your child would be requested to take the exact same tests as any other student - more tests are not required of a homeschool applicant. Some colleges say they are homeschool friendly, when in reality they have "hoops" that we have to jump through.Read the complete article from 2008  What...
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Thanks for reposting this article. With a son entering the high school level soon enough, it's good information to know ahead of t... Read More
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High School with Learning Challenges

High School with Learning Challenges
If your child struggles with learning challenges, you are not alone!  Read my article "College for Struggling Learners" to hear about other teenagers with learning problems. These are the resources listed in the article, linked so you can easily access the information. Learning Disabilities Association of AmericaTypical learning difficulties include dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia - often complicated by associated disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Learning Disabilities Association Tips for College AdmissionLearning Disabilities - 8 Tips For...
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Lovely Landmines: Community College Experience in Canada

Lovely Landmines: Community College Experience in Canada
Eunice had some feedback about my  blog post "What’s Next? 8 Options After High School" http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/8-options-high-school/5374/She provided a great argument in favor of community college.  This would be good to compare and contrast with my article Facing the Community College Fad - http://www.thehomescholar.com/recent-articles/community-college-fad.phpPlease read Eunice's experience with community college, then leave a comment and share your opinion and experiences!  It's important to share information with each other, so each parent has as much data as possible...
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Here's the Solution to "Help! I don't know what I'm doing!"

Here's the Solution to "Help! I don't know what I'm doing!"
I'm getting those calls and emails again.  The ones where parents start with "Help!  I don't know what I'm doing!" I hear it all.  See if these worries sound familiar: Can my child get into college? Can she get good scholarships? How can I provide opportunities for his future? How do we apply to college? What do I do first?If you are confused with the whole process, and don't even know what to do first, please...
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Music Scholarship or Work Study?

Music Scholarship or Work Study?
Many times music scholarships really aren't a scholarship at all.  They are really more like a WORK STUDY PROGRAM. Music scholarships many require many hours invested in practicing and accompanying.  Students may spend hours playing music they don't like to accompany other musicians and singers.  This level of commitment may be required by a music scholarship.  A music scholarship may have relatively low monetary value, and may represent a work study program earning far below minimum...
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Guest — Lois
Lee- I was a music major, and I tried to get as many music scholarships that I could. In band, there were many non-music majors wh... Read More
Friday, 18 March 2011 08:27
Guest — Lee
Hi Ann! Check to see how much practice/playing time is required, then do the math to see if it is a good investment of his time. ... Read More
Friday, 18 March 2011 07:59
Guest — Ann
hi Lee-- Is a performance grant the same thing?
Friday, 18 March 2011 07:15
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College Policy Discourages Homeschool Applicants

College Policy Discourages Homeschool Applicants
Don't be shy!  Speak up, and colleges may change their admission policy!  A client contacted me about a college her child wanted to attend.  The website provided a homeschool policy that was not very homeschool friendly.  I wrote to the college to ask about their admission policy and received a favorable reply. This is the email I sent to the admission department:To: AdmissionsSubject: Homeschool Policy Discourages Homeschool ApplicantsDear William Woods University Admissions,A homeschooler has contacted me...
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Can you please do the same thing for me? I am a homeschool applicant with no parents to help me and I have been trying to transfer... Read More
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Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear GB, As Lee stated in her article, you are welcome to to edit her letter for your own use. Lee encourages you to include spe... Read More
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Guest — J W
LOL - Lee said "They objected to ME teaching biology labs, and they are the university that gave me my nursing degree. In other wo... Read More
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February is a Difficult Homeschool Month

February is a Difficult Homeschool Month
February is a difficult month for homeschooling.  The days are long and dark, and the weather may not always be cooperative.  Public schools often plan breaks and vacation days for this time of year because it's SO easy to get burned out.Hang on!  Don't give up!  It will get better soon, and spring is almost here!  What you are doing every day with your children is so important.  One day you will look back and be...
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Homeschool Honor Societies - Legitimate Offer or Junk Mail?

Homeschool Honor Societies - Legitimate Offer or Junk Mail?
What is the difference between a legitimate offer and junk mail?  It can be very difficult to decide!   If you have a high school student who has taken the PSAT or SAT or ACT, you may get some offers to join an honor society. Some are legitimate and some are not.  Try to determine if the honor society is tied to some sort of actual "honor" like GPA or SAT scores.  Then look to see if...
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Feel The Love from Colleges!

Feel The Love from Colleges!
Where will you be four years from now?  Will you experience post-homeschool success?  These notes from other real homeschool parents are SURE to encourage you!Encouragement from Ann in Connecticut Just a short note of encouragement - two years ago, I was just where you are. I had purchased the Total Transcript Solution, as I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what...
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Homeschooling and Boy Scouts

Homeschooling and Boy Scouts
Confession - my boys never did boy scouts.  The local public school had a group of truly rotten kids that I didn't want my boys to play with, so we never started the boy scout tradition.  But scouting is such a great activity!  Especially in high school! Some colleges have told me that an Eagle Scout is GREAT for college admission!  The military academies particularly love Eagle Scout candidate. It demonstrated leadership, physical fitness, volunteerism, and...
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You can Lone Scout as a homeschooler. You don't have to join a troop. My son has done this, for the last three years. We join loca... Read More
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FREE Homeschool High School Mini-course!!

FREE Homeschool High School Mini-course!!
FREE New Mini-course!! I am thrilled to announce the launch of our latest free mini-course, "The 10 Essentials - What Every Homeschooler Needs to Study Before Graduation." This mini-course is available exclusively on Facebook as a way to say thank you to my fans for "Liking" our brand new Fan Page. This mini-course is my best, most comprehensive review of the essential ingredients for a successful homeschool high school. You will learn the what, why and...
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NEVERMIND!! I found it!!! You might need to adjust your directions... Once you get to the welcome page, then click on the "Like... Read More
Thursday, 10 February 2011 13:27
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Convention "must-haves" list

Convention "must-haves" list
Michele was kind enough to send me a note about how my book Setting the Records Straight has encouraged her in the last year.  She met me at the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati last year. I already have the "Setting the Records Straight" book (and love your fun photos), but I can pass the coupon along to someone else.  I've talked other homeschoolers into buying this book for themselves, and actually a few other parents...
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Two Notes of Encouragement

Two Notes of Encouragement
Here are two notes I received this last week that I thought were so encouraging.  I hope you will take their advice and discover how I can help you homeschool high school. Lee,Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these resources for me. They are, alternatively, eye-opening, encouraging, and down right exciting. I am seeing a lot of potential avenues to prepare my son for a positive college experience. I'm so glad I...
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Common Homeschool High School Questions

Common Homeschool High School Questions
One of the things I do the most is point people to homeschool high school resources. Often the answers are simple, you just know where to look!    One mom had this list of questions: "I will be going onto your site later tonight when everyone is done with school but I have two questions how do they take the SAT's?  Also I want to make sure she doesn't have to take the GED® to get...
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How Do You Decide Between Colleges?

How Do You Decide Between Colleges?
When you have multiple college offers with wonderful scholarships, how do you decide between colleges?Here are two methods. First, you can develop a chart and compare each college.  Make sure that comparison includes "your dollars out of pocket each year of college" as your only financial comparison, because there are too many variables to compare any other numbers.The second method is the livability test.  Where does your student want to live for the next four years? ...
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