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Test Scores and College Admission

Test Scores and College Admission Anne gave some great advice for others about test scores and college admission on my Facebook page after getting her own question answered:I just wish I had asked it at least a year ago. However I have 3 children yet to graduate so I can still use all the help I can get. My oldest son is graduating in May of this year and we have had some disappointments. He did...

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[Free Class] Course Description Harvest Party!

 Oh no! Did you miss our webinar event?Sign up for my monthly newsletter and stay up-to-date on our upcoming events.We'd love to have you join! Y...

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What if Your Homeschooler is Not College Ready?

What are your options when a college decides your homeschool child is "not college ready"? Dear Lee,I am hoping that you could give us some advice.  We have homeschooled our daughter all of her life.  She graduated this past May. She has done well with most subjects at home and at various co-op classes.  She has consistently scored low on the SAT and ACT tests throughout her life.  She took two classes for ACT/SAT prep in...

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Are AP Classes Necessary for Homeschoolers?

Do you have to take AP classes if you don't want to? Debbie wrote on Facebook:"I have a 12 yr (7th grade) daughter who is currently doing 9th grade work. As I pick her school work is it necessary for her to do AP classes and how do I know which home school courses are AP? In other words, can I make any curriculum an AP course and how?"Debbie, anyone can take an AP test, even...

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How to Submit Your Comprehensive Homeschool Records

After all the blood, sweat, and tears of creating comprehensive homeschool records, and carefully documenting course descriptions, you have to submit ...

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How to Stand Out from the Crowd

How to Stand Out from the Crowd If you took a peek through the window of your local university’s admission office between September and March, you’d probably see a frenzy of activity and piles of papers as admissions counselors sift through thousands of applications from hopeful high school seniors. How, you may wonder, does an aspiring student make their application stand out, instead of blending in with all the others? One way is to give the...

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College Admission and Scholarships Received!

College Admission and Scholarships Received A homeschool mom posted on Facebook to say thank you for her successes. She followed my advice, and with hard work and conscientious effort she received college admission and scholarships for her child. Good things can happen to you, too! Here is the good-news report Lizzy shared on my Facebook page!If you need some guidance on earning college admission and scholarships, like me on Facebook, check out my pins on Pinterest, and...

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Better than an iPad?

Better than an iPad? It's funny how kids think. A homeschooled student received big scholarships and her little brother is only excited because she is getting an iPad along with her 4 years of full tuition, plus $5,000 a year for housing! Because that's a big deal, right?Check out this letter from Lin. I have linked to the resources she references, in case you find something you need to check out.Thanks for all the help-Big Scholarship...

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Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

Putting together a homeschool transcript is one of the most important things to do before your student’s senior year. Is yours up to date and ready to send to colleges? Here are some helpful things to consider when putting the final touches on your masterpiece! What to Include Make sure to include all the classes your child is currently taking, even if they haven’t completed them yet. Is your child taking a calculus class this fall?...

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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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How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

How to Show Tutors on the Transcript

[This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.] There are some very intense homeschoo...

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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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Soon to Be Medical Missionary Receives $40,000 Scholarship

Soon to Be Medical Missionary Receives $40,000 Scholarship Jill just emailed me an update - check out the progress of her daughter's college admission and scholarships! So exciting!I wanted to give you an update on my daughter. She is going into nursing, and wants to be a medical missionary. She was accepted to her top 3 choices of colleges with no problem. At two of the bigger private colleges, she received a $40K scholarship merit-based on...

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Our First Comprehensive Record Solution Review!

Sally is a client I helped with comprehensive records.  She made such beautiful records, I asked her to review my latest creation, the Comprehensive Record Solution.  By the way, Sally let me include all of her course descriptions in the my Course Description Collection, which comes with the purchase of the Comprehensive Record Solution.Dear Lee,WOW!!!!!!  I love this product. Oh, how I wish it would have been available a couple of years ago!!  Still, the info...

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SAT Change - What You Need to Know About Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)

The SAT® is making changes and is becoming an online test. It will continue to be administered at schools and test centers with a proctor. It is not p...

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