3 College Application Tips

3 College Application Tips
Getting ready to send in your college applications? How about a few quick tips to get you started?!  1. Modify your college application essays Many colleges have similar essay prompts. You can reuse essays for applications to different colleges, and save lots of trouble by writing fewer essays. At the same time, though, make sure to personalize the essay to the specific college you are applying to. So first, write the essay. Then modify the essay,...
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I just published my own list of college application "hacks." Recognizing the common areas of information that schools require is ... Read More
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CLEP, Community College Credits, and Scholarships

CLEP, Community College Credits, and Scholarships
CLEP exams, Community College, and Scholarships can be confusing to sort out when homeschooling high school. Wouldn't it be nice if there was just one single source for information, so you could figure it all out easily? It seems like there is conflicting information out there! I attended your classes at the recent Homeschool Conference in Cincinnati. Just noticed your post on facebook and read the entire article (ReduceCollege Expenses with CLEP and CollegePlus! ) You...
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What we have found at many colleges is that the big scholarships go to incoming freshmen. This means that all of the college cour... Read More
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Terrific information, Ann! Thank you for sharing! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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What does CC mean?
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Can Delight Directed Learning Help Earn Scholarships?

Can Delight Directed Learning Help Earn Scholarships?
Can Delighted Directed Learning Help Earn Scholarships? Have you collected delight directed learning on your child's transcript yet? Click on Lee's video below to learn how delight directed learning can be the key to full-tuition scholarships!What types of delight directed learning is your child accomplishing in your homeschool? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Want to learn more about delight directed learning?...
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College Admission Classes at a College Fair

College Admission Classes at a College Fair
Homeschool conventions are continuing education classes for parents, right? Well, when you attend a college fair, you will notice how they are remarkably similar to homeschool conventions. In fact, when you attend a college fair, you will probably have the opportunity to take some classes or workshops while you are there.  I encourage you to take those classes!  College applications are important, and the more you know about it, the more likely you are to get college...
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Go-Getter Gets Scholarships! Tuition Zero!

Go-Getter Gets Scholarships! Tuition Zero!
Dana is a long-time member, and she wrote to me ecstatically sharing about her daughter's scholarship awards.  I asked her to share the advice she would like to give to other mothers, and she has some wonderful suggestions that I think you will find useful!Dear Lee,I have been meaning to follow up and let you know the results of Natalie's college applications. It has been an extremely busy month with her graduation. She will be attending...
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Finding Scholarships

Finding Scholarships
I meet a lot of homeschool families who are convinced they can’t afford a college education today. They don’t want to take out thousands of dollars in loans, and who can blame them? Some loans take years to pay back after graduation, and many parents don’t have enough money set aside to cover the rising costs of tuition. If this describes you, don’t despair!  There are scholarships out there, and they’re not just for the really smart...
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Lee - how can we thank you enough?!?
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How Much For This Test Score?

How Much For This Test Score?
I wish I could give nice, concrete, set-in-stone answers for everyone.  Especially when it comes to money, it's so important to get answers.  But paying for college is a lot like buying a house.  It requires a lot of estimation as well as serious research.Are there any charts out there that break down SAT and ACT  scores and scholarship dollars?  I understand that all colleges do not cost the same and the dollar amount in scholarships...
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We found that that you might get scholarships that you weren't expecting. My daughters grades and test scores were not WOW but we... Read More
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Scared? Listen to Your Heart

Scared? Listen to Your Heart
What are your plans for fall?  Are you at the Crossroads?  Wondering if you should continue homeschooling?  If so, I think this article will really help you! My job is to make sure you don't make a decision based on fear - so you can listen to your heart. Facing the Crossroads   Everyone makes the decision to homeschool for their own reason.  I don't know what is right for your family, but you do. If you...
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Headed to a Scholarship Competition?

Headed to a Scholarship Competition?
 Headed to a Scholarship Competition?If you've done a great job educating your kids, it's possible.  Your children are bright, intelligent, well socialized and have an area of passionate interest.  They have all the required classes, great grades, excellent test scores, and wonderful letters of recommendation. You have kept complete and accurate homeschool records.  That means your child might be invited to a scholarship competition. They could be invited to interview at a prestigious school.A college may...
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Comparing Online Products and DVDs

Comparing Online Products and DVDs
 Kids have a learning style, right? Parents do too! I try to have a variety of ways to get information, so you can learn what you need to know. I have freebies for parents just starting to think about things. I have digital products for parents that are pretty good on the computer. And I have products like books, DVDs and CDs that are mailed to your home, because I know that some parents just need...
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Scholarships Come in Waves

Scholarships Come in Waves
Seniors are usually starting to hear back from colleges. I hope you find out fantastic news regarding acceptances as well as scholarships.Following the excitement from hearing about admission and scholarships, all of a sudden the reality of finances comes crashing down on parents. Even with a scholarship, just how can you pay for college?It’s important to keep relaxed, even though you have been told an initial communication concerning scholarships. Since the truth is that scholarships come...
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Important Dates

Important Dates
Seniors – Fill out an application for College and Register for TestsIt normally takes a rather long time to finish a college application form. Get started right now, and mail the application in as soon as the colleges begin taking applications. Financial decisions could possibly turn out to be made “first come first served” and applying early might possibly enable you to obtain the most beneficial financial aid package. Sign up for ACT test by September...
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Homeschool High School: Scholarship Winning Homeschoolers

Homeschool High School: Scholarship Winning Homeschoolers
Scholarship seekers become scholarship winners!  I love to hear about homeschoolers winning college scholarships, but it doesn't happen by accident. Paula shared the story of her daughter with a senior portrait. My husband and I are so proud of our daughter, Katelynn.  Katelynn has been homeschooled since the third grade.  We are so proud of all her accomplishments, and we can't believe she just graduated from high school.  Katelynn has been accepted to the University of...
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Congratulations Katelynn!!
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STEM Scholarships for Homeschoolers

STEM Scholarships for Homeschoolers
Scholarships abound for STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Tracie wrote on Facebook: "Lee, When is the best time to start applying for scholarships, of any kind? What about the essays, any tips/hints? How many should you apply for?"Tracie, many private scholarships like this are available junior year, but most are for senior year in high school, starting the summer before senior year. Scholarships from colleges are something you apply to when you apply to the...
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We Got a Scholarship!

We Got a Scholarship!
Here is the thing about February and March.  It's the months when homeschooling is the most difficult.  The doldrums set in, and life seems more tedious. But for me, early spring is my FAVORITE time of year!  That's when all my seniors start hearing about admission and scholarships!  Although deadlines for admission are often much later in the spring, the early bird gets the worm!  Those who applied earlier in the fall are now reaping the...
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