How do you get better scholarships at a private college? These strategies will go a long way to making sure you get the best possible financial aid package.
Beyond just private schools, though, to really get scholarships, be sure you are applying to 4-8 colleges, a mix of public and private universities. You want a mix of reach, fit, and safety schools. You can find out more about that here. Reach, Fit, and Safety Simplified
If scholarships are a big concern to you, take my free class "Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers" to learn more ideas to maximize your financial aid.
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While demonstrating interest can translate directly into money, check the school's website to see if they reward you for interacting with them in a certain way. For example, at one school we are considering, visiting during one of their "official" visit events is worth a $1,000 scholarship--while setting up a private visit is worth nothing.
Don't get caught up in the AP hype. You don't need a million APs in high school . In fact, you really shouldn't have too many APs . All tests and no fun make a dull teen. A recent study of 400,000 entrants to about 100 colleges proves that high school sanity reigns supreme.
How Many APs should your student take? Here are
When your child has taken homeschool AND public school classes, it's best to create a homeschool transcript that is a summary of ALL educational experiences.
As I explain in my book, Setting the Records Straight you want to be the clearing house, so that the sum of all your child's education is in your single homeschool transcript document. Here are… Read More
What are colleges are really looking for? Students who really want to attend a particular college need to be able to convince the school that they will stay for all four years at that one school. Universities want students who will turn down other amazing offers of admission, and will attend their own college instead. No matter what. How do you demonstrate that interest?