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College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner

College Admission is like Thanksgiving Dinner
Preparing your menu for admissions is a lot like preparing for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It takes time and effort to prepare deliciously, scru...
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45 Simple Tips for a College Admission Interview

45 Simple Tips for a College Admission Interview
A college admission interview is a great opportunity to learn the adult skill of interviewing for a job. Perfect for college bound or non-college boun...
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Colleges May Require, Request, or Appreciate Course Descriptions

Colleges May Require, Request, or Appreciate Course Descriptions
Most colleges require, request, or appreciate course descriptions. Most parents plan ahead, by having course descriptions ready for college admission....
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College Reference Books

College Reference Books
Did you take statistics in high school yourself? Maybe you wondered when you were ever going to use that skill, right? Well, it's now! One step in fin...
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Social Media Influences Admission

Social Media Influences Admission
Did you know? Many college admission professionals check the social media accounts for their applicants. It's important to talk to your children about...
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Freshman Year for Free with Modern States Education Alliance

Freshman Year for Free with Modern States Education Alliance
Modern States Education Alliance has a program to provide freshman year of college for free through free online CLEP courses and payment of $80 test f...
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Guidance Counselor Pro Tip: Read College Statistics

Guidance Counselor Pro Tip: Read College Statistics
You are the high school guidance counselor. Like your counterparts in public and private school, you need a book to explain the differences between co...
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Colleges - Homeschool Friendly or Homeschool Fussy?

Colleges - Homeschool Friendly or Homeschool Fussy?
Colleges love homeschoolers! Look for ways colleges target advertising to you and your student. Look in homeschool magazines and around homeschool con...
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How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges

How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges
How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges How many colleges is too many? Applying to more than 12 colleges is almost always too many! This is how I expla...
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Practice College Application Essays Junior Year

Practice College Application Essays Junior Year
Practice College Application Essays Junior Year The Common Application has announces the essay prompts for 2017-2018. Now is a GREAT time to practice ...
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College Admission Policies in Plain English!

College Admission Policies in Plain English!
College Admission Policies in Plain English! Applying for college admission can be a time-consuming, complex process. When you consider that the avera...
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3 Steps to Score a Great Letter of Recommendation

3 Steps to Score a Great Letter of Recommendation
3 Steps to Score a Great Letter of Recommendation There are basically three easy steps that will help you score a great letter of recommendation for your homeschool student. Step 1: Think and Plan Plan ahead and encourage high school activities that can lead to glowing recommendations. Step 2: Assess and Investigate Ask for a letter of recommendation from someone who knows your child well and writes well. Step 3: Ask and Inform The teenager should...
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Sample Letter of Recommendation Format

Sample Letter of Recommendation Format
Sample Letter of Recommendation Format When you must write a letter of recommendation for your child, be sure to follow a formal-looking format, to show you are a serious educator. Use this format, and follow this example. A formal letter will not talk about elementary school or junior high experiences - it will only mention high school. Don’t include personal matters not related to the purpose of the letter, such as a divorce. The letter should...
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How to Stand Out from the Crowd

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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Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

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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