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College Plans with No College Clue

College Plans with No College Clue
Question: How do you plan high school courses when all colleges are different and you don't know which college your child is interested in?Answer: Provide a general college preparation early in high school, and then fill in gaps later! First, plan your high school courses keeping normal college preparation requirements in mind.  This article will help you figure out what "college prep" means.  Planning High School Courses.  And this article is helpful to learn about science labs: You...
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Amazing Records! A Model for Others!

Amazing Records! A Model for Others!
Lisa was so excited to take her son to college this fall. I often hear stories of "Shock and Awe" and Lisa has a great one! The college loved her homeschool records so much, they asked to use them as an example for other homeschoolers! Dear Lee,We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,"Your documents for your son when applying to...
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CLEP, AP, or Community College?

CLEP, AP, or Community College?
When you are looking at using CLEP, AP, or Community College, you may wonder which one is best.  "Best" is not always easy to decipher.I'll tell you the big truth about all of this:  it depends on the college your child will ultimately attend.  If you ask 10 different colleges, you might get 10 different answers.  Some very prestigious colleges feel the same way about AP exams and community college classes.  It's almost impossible to tell....
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Guest — Lee
Mary, yes, one transcript for all the colleges. You can make it look just perfect for your top choice college, but use that same v... Read More
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 06:59
Guest — Mary
I assume we need to have one transcript that is the same and is sent to all the colleges we apply to...correct? It would be so ni... Read More
Monday, 18 August 2014 18:34
Guest — Lee
Margie, Ron is correct, but only SOME colleges limit credits, and it's not ALL state colleges. Every college will have unique re... Read More
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:51
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What Goes on the Homeschool Transcript?

What Goes on the Homeschool Transcript?
By the time you’re finishing your student’s high school transcript during their senior year, you may start wondering how you can possibly fit any more information on that one little page!  But make sure you’ve got all the important stuff there! A parent recently asked me whether she should put her child’s SAT scores and her grading scale on their transcript, and my answer, in general, is yes!  Including this information on the transcript can imply that...
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Keeping Work Samples for College Admission

Keeping Work Samples for College Admission
 In our family’s homeschool experience, it seemed that colleges asked for some pretty strange things when our sons applied for admission.  One college asked for their transcripts in a sealed envelope, signed on the outside by the principal (my husband).  Another asked for transcripts from a ‘recognized homeschool agency’ (what is that?!).   A lot of colleges, though, want samples of a student’s homeschool work, and this at least is a reasonable and quite common request.  In...
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Is Socialization a Bad Word?

Is Socialization a Bad Word?
 My friends call it The ‘S’ Word.  Socialization.  But you know, it's not a dirty word.  It's the place where homeschoolers truly shine!Homeschoolers are better prepared for life as a result of their socialization in the real world. Instead of spending 6 hours a day with their same-age peers, homeschoolers have the opportunity to interact with a broad range of people, in a wide variety of different settings.  This real world socialization leads to all sorts...
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I've noticed when it comes to my special needs child, that word comes up a lot. People assume that being in public school will "c... Read More
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Ivy League Admission

Ivy League Admission
Ivy League Admission   Is your child headed toward Ivy League schools?  This information may help!The "true" Ivy League schools are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale.Do your research early in high school to find out exactly what they want in their applicants, and do your best to give it to them.  Here are examples of Ivy League homeschool admission policies.Brown FAQ for HomeschoolersI suggest thorough course descriptions and extra subject tests.Columbia Admission...
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A Homeschool Friendly College: LeTourneau University

A Homeschool Friendly College: LeTourneau University
 Colleges love homeschoolers!  Let me give you just one example:  LeTourneau University. Almost one-fifth of their current traditional student body were homeschooled for their high school experience. Many of the faculty and staff homeschool their own children.  They are so homeschool friendly, they have special perks just for homeschooling through high school.LeTourneau University is having a Homeschool Symposium July 15-18, 2012.  They say it will be a summer event with "a few days of honest-to-goodness college...
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My son and husband attended the Homeschool Symposium last year and loved it! I am proud to say my son will be attending there in t... Read More
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 09:00
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Finding Success with Ivy League Schools

Finding Success with Ivy League Schools
I saw these articles in the news.  If you are thinking about Ivy League schools, this may be some fun and interesting reading for you!M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education Online teaching of M.I.T. courses free of charge to anyone in the world. The program will not allow students to earn an M.I.T. degree. Instead, those who are able to exhibit a mastery of the subjects taught on the platform will receive an official certificate of completion....
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Visit Colleges in the Spring

Visit Colleges in the Spring
The key to getting into college with good scholarships starts in sophomore and junior year.  And it all starts with a quality face to face college visit.  In this article, sit back, relax, and learn about this important piece of college admission.  Learn 6 important tips; what to do, when to go, and how to act.  Evaluating colleges carefully can make the transition from homeschooled senior to independent college freshman MUCH easier.Facetime - NOT Facebook -...
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Homeschooling High School: Planning Ahead for the College Application Process

Homeschooling High School: Planning Ahead for the College Application Process
Sharon asked me about  how she should plan ahead for the college application process.  She didn't want to miss a huge piece and make any huge mistakes.  Is this a question you have too? I hope this video post can help you both.   Get a Free 20 minute weekly phone consultation with me as part of your Gold Care Club membership. http://www.thehomescholar.com/gold-care.php
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After the Visit

After the Visit
 After you visit a college, you have one more job: Say thank you!After each campus visit, make sure your student writes a thank you note to the admissions staff and professors.  This simple act will show the staff that you’re interested in the school.  If you don’t intend to go to the school, then emailing a thank you note is fine. But if you do intend to apply to the school, then a mailed thank you...
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March is College Visit Time

March is College Visit Time
 College Visit TimeIf you’re a parent of a homeschooled teenager, you’ve probably been thinking about college for a while now! As you and your student prepare for that not-so-far-away event, now is the time to start visiting colleges that interest you.  Deciding which colleges to consider is a big job—and you should take your time doing it, since your student will be spending four years of their life in this place.  For help in the process...
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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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Important Tip for Parents of Seniors!

Important Tip for Parents of Seniors!
 Important Tip for Parents of Seniors!One of my friends saw me at the store and asked me a simple little question. "What should my senior be doing right now?" I suggest the following checklist just for seniors:1. Fill out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.govThe FAFSA is a government form you fill out to determine your financial "need" for scholarships. Financial aid is sometimes "first come - first served" so apply as soon as possible in January.2. Apply...
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