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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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From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers

From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers
Success! I love it when people write to say THANK YOU and share their successes! I got this awesome note from Jen in Pennsylvania. Read some of her tips, and see what you can glean from her experiences today. From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my homeschool-mom journey.I've been a Gold Care Club member for a long time and it has been...
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Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens

Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens
So many moms are scared and nervous about college admission policies. Don't be! Policies are constantly changing, and that YOU can influence change in the positive direction!  Be a positive force for homeschooling.  Ask the question.  State the obvious.  Colleges WILL listen to you! Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens    "Following a college tour today, we met with an admissions counselor to get specific details about their admissions policy for homeschoolers. He told me...
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Guest — Lee
I thinks it's great too, Susan! Sometimes you just need to speak reason to the college, LOL! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 06 August 2015 12:38
Guest — susan
This is great! I have also had similar experiences with college admissions people who are really unfamiliar with homeschooling, o... Read More
Thursday, 06 August 2015 06:13
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7 Tips for Earning College Credit this Summer

7 Tips for Earning College Credit this Summer
7 Tips for Earning College Credit this SummerA few summers ago, my children worked for one month and saved our family $56,000.  How did they do it?  By homeschooling college in their spare time!  Not bad for a summer job! You can also save a fortune in college expenses using a few very simple but lesser-known money-saving strategies.Earning college credit is not just for college kids. Some students earn college credit by homeschooling college while they're...
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7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships

7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships
7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships Where are you in the homeschool journey right now? Are you feeling panicky? Overwhelmed? You KNOW you can just reach out and get some help, right? And one day maybe you will report back, shouting from the rooftops about getting 7 college acceptance letters and generous scholarships! I just got the sweetest note from Lois, thanking me for her son's success with college admission and scholarships.        I want to...
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Budget for College Applications

Budget for College Applications
Budget for College Applications It's normal to pay $30-$100 per college applicationDon't think about it as your homeschool budget, think of it as a down payment on the total cost of college - as if by applying you will get more scholarships. It's possible to have the application cost deferred, if you ask. Most colleges will defer the cost of application if you simple go for a college visit. You can also ask the college to...
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How to Say NO to College Offers

How to Say NO to College Offers
May 1st is the 'National Candidate Reply Date' for deciding on which college you will attend and the day you must say no to college offers. It's true that some of them will be great offers and will be hard to say no to. Each college you have applied to will give you directions on how to announce your decision. Some have an online form, others will want an email or paper letter. How, exactly, do...
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How much does college cost?

How much does college cost?
How much does college cost? It could be less than you think. Here's why. How much does college cost? Sticker Shock When parents first start shopping for college, they experience some tremendous sticker shock. Look to the net price calculator, which will factor in the expected financial aid you might receive.  The College Board offers a one-stop-shopping net price calculator on its website that will figure the price for different colleges. → Big tip!  Don't compare the...
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How Colleges Rate Students

How Colleges Rate Students
How colleges rate students is based on different statistics. Those statistics then determine how well the colleges are rated by US News and World Report.  When colleges look at applicants, they are trying to rate students based on who will improve their statistics in the long run.For the best chance of college admission and scholarships, you want to prove to the colleges that you will make their statistics better when you attend. You are trying to prove with facts, and prove...
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Ask Questions During College Visits

Ask Questions During College Visits
Is your child a high school Junior? It's time for college visits! Ask questions during college visits. Try to ask questions that will engage people in dialog and show you value their opinions. When you are talking with people during college visits, you want them to get to know you. Open questions with plenty of dialog can help them get to know you better. You can show that you trust their opinion by asking them important questions about...
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Guest — Lois
Yes, we are starting. A few weeks ago we went to an open house at our local university. Next month we are driving to see my family... Read More
Saturday, 25 April 2015 15:06
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Way to go, Lois! Jumping on that inclination shows that you are willing to put "feet" to your preparedness and support. Robin Assi... Read More
Sunday, 26 April 2015 11:53
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Homeschooler Wins Full Scholarship - Plus Some More!

Homeschooler Wins Full Scholarship - Plus Some More!
Homeschooler Wins Full Scholarship - Plus Some More! I love hearing homeschool success stories, especially when a homeschooler wins full scholarships - don't you? This note was SO wonderful and SO encouraging to me. I know it will bless you as well!Dear Lee,I just wanted to write and thank you for the encouragement you provided as my daughter applied to colleges this fall. A big thanks for taking time to look over her transcript and make...
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Guest — Lee
I'm so glad to hear about the successes! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:26
Guest — Janet Sedy
Congratulations! I'm always glad to hear about successful homescholars! My daughter also received a full-ride scholarship: she h... Read More
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 22:22
Guest — Lee
Thanks, Lois! That's nice to hear I appreciate the feedback. Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 07 October 2011 11:26
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Learn 100% About One College

Learn 100% About One College
What Colleges Want It's difficult to find out exactly what colleges want, because they are all different. Instead of the stress of figuring out what ALL colleges want, try to figure out what your number one college is and learn 100% about ONE college. Get to know absolutely everything about them. Learn their preferences and visit that college for sure. Then tailor your remaining homeschool years to meet their requirements.  In all of your communications, show them you love...
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PSAT and SAT Change Fall 2015

PSAT and SAT Change Fall 2015
There are big changes coming to the PSAT and SAT this fall. Are you ready?This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. PSAT and SAT change Fall 2015 The PSAT and SAT change will affect children who are starting junior year in 2015. The changes will start with the new format PSAT in October. Then the SAT test will change in the spring...
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Test Prep Like Marathon Training

Test Prep Like Marathon Training
Preparing for the SAT or ACT Test is Like Training for a Marathon.  Figure out which race you can win. Choose between the SAT or ACT test, to see which one makes your child look smarter. Study for just one test. They aren't really the same, and it takes a couple of months to study for one specific test over the other. Studying for both at the same time, especially close to the test date, can...
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Guest — Lee
For Saxon Advanced Math, that's often listed as 1/2 credit geometry and 1 credit pre-calculus. Unless you did a separate geometry ... Read More
Sunday, 08 February 2015 08:01
Guest — Robin
Hi Lee, Thank you so much for reminding us to focus on one test at at time. It is so easy to get caught up in a testing frenzy! ... Read More
Saturday, 07 February 2015 12:39
Guest — Lee
Nikki, Thanks so much for letting us know the links didn't work! We'll get that fixed up in a jiffy. Here are those links for you... Read More
Friday, 30 January 2015 18:49
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Subject Line - SUCCESS STORY!

Subject Line - SUCCESS STORY!
What a blessing to read about good news! Cynthia wrote to tell me about her marvelous success story! They were able to get their child the college admission and scholarships of her dreams! Cynthia's Success Story!  Hi Lee -I am writing to say thank you and to share our success story with you.Our eldest (of three) children was just accepted early decision into Lafayette College in Easton, PA! Your resources were invaluable in helping me wade...
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