Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships

Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships
Persistence can pay off with real money and big-time scholarships!A homeschooler was kind enough to share her success on my Facebook page. Her story is more like two successes, combined into one magnificent story.In the first half of the story, she tells us about her child, struggling to earn college scholarships based on her SAT score.My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I called the school...
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Guest — Lee
Thank you, Ann! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:18
Guest — Ann
I wrote a letter to a highly regarded music school in our area that my son was very interested in attending, and they bumped his s... Read More
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:14
Guest — J W
How many hours would I have to work to earn that kind of money? A lot more hours than I work now, LOL. My younger child was rece... Read More
Friday, 26 October 2012 18:19
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SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done?

SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done?
Did you know ... study time spent on tests such as the SAT or ACT can be included on the transcript! SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done? It can take a lot of work for kids to prepare for high school tests such as the SAT or ACT. There are ways to give them credit for all the work they've done using test prep books, classes, or other supplementary materials.• Consider it a supplement for...
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Guest — Lee
We used the Institute for Excellence in Writing Advanced Communication Series, plus 501 Writing Prompts, among other things. I *lo... Read More
Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:21
Guest — Ann
We used The Teaching Company (The Great Courses) "How To Be A Superstar Student" VHS with my two older sons in junior high school,... Read More
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 05:26
Guest — Kristine
I made the decision to give credit for this after reading your Setting the Record Straight book (which is excellent, btw!). My da... Read More
Monday, 17 October 2011 10:11
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Automatic Academic Scholarships

Automatic Academic Scholarships
    Automatic Academic Scholarships Did you know that some colleges link scholarship amounts directly to a student's ACT or SAT score? They set a minimum SAT score and if the student meets or exceeds it, they receive automatic academic scholarships, often thousands of dollars per year, which could add up to tens of thousands of dollars over four years!Sometimes these scholarships are based on the entire score, and sometimes they are based on only one...
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Guest — Katie
Hi, Lee, I don't understand this caption "What happens if your child scores 1340 on the SAT? Or scores a 30 on the ACT? It means... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2012 16:32
Guest — Lee
That's because it doesn't make sense! I have fixed it to say: What happens if your child scores 1340 on the SAT? Or scores a 30... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2012 18:51
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What is a Good Score on the SAT and ACT?

What is a Good Score on the SAT and ACT?
What is a Good Score on the SAT and ACT? Are you wondering what scores are good scores on high school tests such as the SAT and ACT? Click on Lee's video, below (or here) to get the scores broken down for you in an easy to understand way.Are you in the midst of preparing your child for the SAT or ACT this year? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when...
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Hi Tammy! I think all students should try to take the ACT and SAT at home, to see which one makes them look the smartest. If you f... Read More
Monday, 06 April 2015 09:13
Guest — Tammy
Thank you, Lee! I have been working through my daughter's transcripts, and her grades at home from tests, homework, and quizzes ar... Read More
Saturday, 04 April 2015 08:46
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How Do You Choose Between the SAT and ACT?

How Do You Choose Between the SAT and ACT?
How Do You Choose Between the SAT and ACT? SAT or ACT: how do you choose? Click on Lee's video, below, to learn how to choose the best test for your own child.Which test will your child be taking, the SAT or ACT? How did you decide? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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College Scholarships for Homeschoolers

College Scholarships for Homeschoolers
College Scholarships for Homeschoolers Lets play the "College website" game! Check out this college's explanation of academic merit scholarships online: UVU Academic Merit Scholarships.  What can you learn? First, their financial aid is DIRECTLY tied to ACT scores. By studying for the test, you can save thousands of dollars. Second, notice how easily they can convert an SAT score to an ACT score. Colleges are used to seeing both tests. Third, GPA matters. Although this college doesn't...
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Guest — Cherlye Collins
I have a 12 year old daughter that I have been home-schooling since she was 8 years old, she wants to be a doctor or a scientist. ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:23
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Cherlye, I think that's our favorite thing about homeschooling! You know your daughter best, and you can "get started on her fu... Read More
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:49
Guest — Jocelyn
Hi Lee, It's so great that you are bringing this to people's attention! I also noticed some colleges ask how many honors classes ... Read More
Monday, 13 January 2014 08:00
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Important Questions that are NOT About the Test

Important Questions that are NOT About the Test
When you are looking at the SAT or ACT test for the first time, you'll see something quite surprising. Some of the questions aren't about the test at all! Before the test even begins, and before the timer starts, there are questions your child will need to answer. It's a good idea to review this information with your children before they take the test. These important questions that are not about the test can make a...
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Not a Good Tester

Not a Good Tester
Not a Good Tester Is your child just not a good tester? Some kids don't do well on standardized tests. Nobody knows that better than a homeschool parent with a child that doesn't do well on tests.  For college admission, though, it can help to provide test scores from the SAT or ACT.Colleges want test scores. It's very uncommon (although not impossible) to get college admission and scholarships without taking one of these tests. A child doesn't need...
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Dear Janet, I'm not exactly sure about what to do, but I know where to find the answer: http://www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/i... Read More
Saturday, 13 February 2010 11:05
Guest — Janet
I have a daughter who may never be able to do well a "bubble" test, due to vision issues. (However, she is not legally blind.) W... Read More
Friday, 12 February 2010 08:52
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Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?

Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?
Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement? Are you concerned that your teen might not do well on the SAT and you're wondering if it really is a graduation requirement? Click on Lee's video to learn more!Is your teen gearing up to take the SAT? Are you worried about the SAT? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Looking for help with the SAT...
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Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships?

Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships?
Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships? Has your child taken the SAT or ACT test yet? Click on Lee's video below to learn how SAT and ACT testing can help earn your child full-tuition scholarships!Will your child be taking the SAT or ACT this year? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Do you want more tips on helping your child earn...
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Guest — April
My children are still young, but how would we do this when the tests are common core aligned in future years?
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:31
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear April, It's tempting to try and anticipate what the future will bring with SAT and ACT tests, but I think it's important to s... Read More
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:04
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How Do I Stop Worrying About the SAT?

How Do I Stop Worrying About the SAT?
Is your child in high school? Have you started studying for the SAT together? Are you worried about the upcoming changes to the SAT? Click on Lee's video below to help you stop worrying about the SAT.Are you or your child worried about taking the SAT? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!For more help navigating high...
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Guest — Lee
The new study guides should be available in 2015, so we have a while to wait. For now, you can use the Princeton Review Study guid... Read More
Saturday, 28 June 2014 14:55
Guest — Carla Barron
Is there a SAT study guide that you recommend designed for the new SAT?
Saturday, 28 June 2014 12:40
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Where Can I Find Information on the SAT and ACT?

Where Can I Find Information on the SAT and ACT?
Is the SAT or ACT exam looming ahead for your child? Click on the video below to learn where to find out more information about these tests and stop panicking!Is your child taking the SAT or ACT next school year? Or have they already taken their test and you have some tips to share? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on...
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Coping with Changes to the SAT

Coping with Changes to the SAT
Confused about recent changes to the SAT?. In this video, I discuss what you can expect. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! For more on this topic, you might like my class: High School Testing (Online Training)Only $15.00!
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My son will be a junior taking get the SAT for the first time in spring 2016 (first release of new version). However, he'll be ta... Read More
Sunday, 30 March 2014 14:14
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Breaking News! The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016

Breaking News!  The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016
The College Board® has just announced extensive changes to the SAT, saying that both the SAT and ACT "have become disconnected from the work of our high schools."So they are changing the test. CHANGE. I know what you're thinking. Change; that dreaded word that reminds us all about changing diapers. What is changing on the SAT?The test questions are different NO penalty for wrong answers Offered in print AND on computer at selected locations Only THREE...
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Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?

Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?
In this video, I discuss whether the SAT and ACT are required for high school graduation. For personal support join the Gold Care Club! If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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