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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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How to Create the WOW Factor for College Admission

How to Create the WOW Factor for College Admission
How to Create the WOW Factor for College Admission Submit comprehensive records for the best chance of convincing a college that your child is a good fit for admission and scholarships. But comprehensive records are ... well ... comprehensive. Often admission officers don't read the whole package, word for word. Sometimes a college looks at your records just long enough to know that you are one of those homeschoolers who, you know, educates your child. Don't...
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Guest — Ann Cooper
Lee, is this admissions process (shown in the video) typical for schools? I was "all good" with the info, but my "questioner" daug... Read More
Monday, 16 September 2019 11:30
Lee Binz
Hi Ann! Each college will do it completely differently. I know one college we spoke to would take all of their applicant's informa... Read More
Monday, 16 September 2019 15:45
Guest — Kristen
This was a fascinating video! Thank you for including it!
Saturday, 05 November 2016 11:32
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Benefits of Homeschooling College

Benefits of Homeschooling College
Benefits of Homeschooling College Homeschooling college might not be for everyone, but for the student who is willing to put in the work, it can be an effective fast track to a college degree. Here are just a few of the benefits of homeschooling college. It provides outside documentation Colleges like proof of education, and they like this proof from all students, not just from homeschoolers. College level tests can provide this proof, like SAT scores...
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Options After High School Require a Transcript

Options After High School Require a Transcript
After high school, your children gradually transition into adulthood. Some children jump ahead of the line, eagerly seeking college or career. Other kids do best with a slow start option. Some children prefer to play video games and not become adults at all.You see, graduation isn't actually your goal. Successfully launching your children into the world of adults is the real goal!It's hard to know what the future holds because teenagers are moving targets, constantly changing...
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Success Stories of Confidence Plus College Admission

Success Stories of Confidence Plus College Admission
Success Stories of Confidence Plus College Admission I love this time of year when parents are sending me their success stories! You know what I see most from parents with seniors? Shock and awe!Feel Confident“I'm so glad you came to Wichita this year! With an 8th grader soon to enter high school, the information you shared was exactly what I needed to launch us into 9th grade next school year. In many way, I really didn't...
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Conservative Christian Engineering Colleges

Conservative Christian Engineering Colleges
Do you have an engineering 'geek' in your household? (Read my article, Teaching Geeks)  Need to find a conservative Christian Engineering College for them? I can give you a jumping off place if you aren't sure where to start!  How can a Christian find a good engineering school that is also a conservative Christian university? Schools my family liked include Seattle Pacific University (Free Methodist) in Washington, and George Fox University (Quaker) in Oregon. We loved the atmosphere...
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Guest — John Vadnal
Another conservative Christian school to consider for engineering is Liberty University (LU) in Lynchburg, VA. They have 5 engine... Read More
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:42
Robin
That's good info, John! Thank you! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 18:29
Guest — Steve
I attended LeTourneau and I highly recommend it for engineering academics and faithfulness to God and His word. They are very int... Read More
Thursday, 05 September 2019 16:29
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How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript

How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript
Usually a cover letter is a simple introduction provided when sending homeschool records. It might introduce the student, explain the records, describe major issues or anything unusual. The cover letter should always highlight the positives, and put a positive spin on anything encountered. Cover Letters Explain Craziness While many parents have nothing important to say in a cover letter, some homeschool parents must address an unusual situation. In a calm and poised manner, use the cover...
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College Admission and Scholarships Received!

College Admission and Scholarships Received!
College Admission and Scholarships Received A homeschool mom posted on Facebook to say thank you for her successes. She followed my advice, and with hard work and conscientious effort she received college admission and scholarships for her child. Good things can happen to you, too! Here is the good-news report Lizzy shared on my Facebook page!If you need some guidance on earning college admission and scholarships, like me on Facebook, check out my pins on Pinterest, and...
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Application Essays That Work

Application Essays That Work
Application Essays That Work My biggest college application essay tip is to write something that might make grandma gasp. (College Admission Essay Tip: Make Grandma Gasp, Not Blush!) But, what does a great college application essay look like? Johns Hopkins University actually posts their favorite essays each year. Look at them to help you guide your child through the college admission procedure.Read the article: Essays That Worked (Class of 2019)Of course, each essay is completely different....
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Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled

Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled
Homeschool Records + Talent = Julliard Dreams Fulfilled Getting into Julliard is like getting into Harvard. You really have to have it ALL - academics, special talent, passion, and luck! Anytime you are trying to get into a highly selective school, it requires some extra effort from both the parent and the child.Recently I received this lovely thank you note from a Gold Care Club member. Their family achieved wonderful success!"I have enjoyed being a gold...
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Guest — Kristen
Wow! This is so encouraging to those of us who are homeschooling younger children. My own children are in 5th grade and 3rd grad... Read More
Saturday, 05 December 2015 05:44
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Kristen, You're so smart to look ahead! Because you will be well-informed, you will find peace as you approach the season in ... Read More
Monday, 07 December 2015 12:50
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Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic

Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic
Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic Common Application FAQ: How to Answer Those Tricky Questions   “What is your title?” Guidance counselor Home Educator Homeschool Parent “Graduating class size” 1 N/A Not applicable “Are classes taken on a block schedule?” No N/A Not applicable “Graduation date” 06/16 (Insert June of senior year) “Do you use AP curriculum?” Yes (if approved by College Board) No (if not approved - they still accept AP scores) “Do you provide applicant's...
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Guest — Leslie Nelsen
Are you a member of a homeschool association is not an optional question (perhaps this changed). I'm not sure what they are seeki... Read More
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 22:37
Robin
Hi Leslie, Hi Leslie, They want to know if your homeschooler is part of a homeschool association or diploma program of some sort... Read More
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:28
Guest — Leslie
Thank you so much for the help Robin. It really isn't clear what they are asking for and I appreciate your help on this!
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:44
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Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year

Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year
Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year Wow, some families get all the luck! I got this message from a mom who got an AMAZING college offer for her daughter. Check it out - their college experience will only cost $400 per year! You can't even have a child live with you at HOME for that little money! Woo hoo!!!    Dear Lee,I wanted to thank you, SO MUCH, for your guidance and expertise! In the past two...
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Guest — Beth
Congrats to Tawni! I would love to know what school that was. OK to email me privately if needed. Thank you!
Monday, 19 October 2015 11:23
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Beth, Tawni requested that any specific information remain private. The good news is, homeschoolers are getting scholarships-... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2015 12:49
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Guiding Your Child Through College Applications

Guiding Your Child Through College Applications
Guiding Your Child Through College Application It's tempting to think you can let your child go to fill out college applications, and they will be mature enough to handle it from there, but that's not how it normally happens. There are so many details, deadlines, and complicated forms, it's difficult for a young adult to figure out the system. Working on it without help can make a difference in scholarship awards. The help of a parent...
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How Much College Debt is Acceptable?

How Much College Debt is Acceptable?
Every person has to decide for themselves how much college debt is worthwhile. I can tell you what my debt boundaries are as you begin your research. Ultimately, that will be a family decision that you'll have to make.For me, I think college debt may be worthwhile only if you can pay it back within one year. Estimate how much your child could make at a minimum wage job while living at home for one year....
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3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications

3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications
3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications Dual enrollment classes on the transcriptUse an acronym before the class title to clearly show which classes were taken at the community college. That shows that senior year classes are harder than last year - a good trend to show.  You can read about that trend in this blog post, Acronym for Outside Classes.  For the classes your student is currently enrolled in, replace the grade with...
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