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CLEP, Community College Credits, and Scholarships

CLEP, Community College Credits, and Scholarships
CLEP exams, Community College, and Scholarships can be confusing to sort out when homeschooling high school. Wouldn't it be nice if there was just one single source for information, so you could figure it all out easily? It seems like there is conflicting information out there! I attended your classes at the recent Homeschool Conference in Cincinnati. Just noticed your post on facebook and read the entire article (ReduceCollege Expenses with CLEP and CollegePlus! ) You...
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Guest — Ann
What we have found at many colleges is that the big scholarships go to incoming freshmen. This means that all of the college cour... Read More
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 19:48
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Terrific information, Ann! Thank you for sharing! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:40
Guest — Edna
What does CC mean?
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:07
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College Application Essays are Selfies in Words

College Application Essays are Selfies in Words
I just finished giving my monthly webinar for Gold Care Club members, and I was teaching about college application essays. I thought of the perfect way to describe an application essays to teens - a "selfie"!  Here is the introduction slide from my presentation, explaining college application essays in a nutshell.   There is one big, big, BIG issue about essays that I repeated multiple times in my presentation. Can you guess what it is?  ...
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What Do Colleges Want from HomeSchoolers

What Do Colleges Want from HomeSchoolers
What do colleges want? They want to know about the applicants. They want to know about each student that applies to their college. To understand the student, they need to know about the school the student attends.  When a child goes to a school that the college already knows, or an accredited school, they know what that child's transcript means.  But what if they don't know for sure if the public school is accredited? What if...
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Listing Classes on a Transcript that Aren't Done Yet

Listing Classes on a Transcript that Aren't Done Yet
I often get questions from homeschooling parents. Melissa had a question about how to list classes on a transcript when submitting to colleges. Listing Classes on a Transcript that Aren't Done Yet I'm going to ask a dumb question. I need to send the transcript to a college this week and this is my first time sending one. How do I list the classes which have not been completed and for which I've not yet calculated...
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Guest — Tweets that mention Listing #Homeschool Classes That Aren’t Done Yet on your Transcript -- Topsy.com
[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Homeschool. Homeschool said: RT @TheHomeScholar: Listing #Homeschool Classes That Aren... Read More
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:26
Guest — Lee
Yippee!!! Melissa, that's WONDERFUL! Congratulations to you and your daughter! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 08:47
Guest — Melissa
Just so everyone will know, as soon as the admissions counselor at the college received her "in process" transcript my daughter re... Read More
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 08:34
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Homeschool College - Do Community Colleges Accept CLEP Credits?

Homeschool College - Do Community Colleges Accept CLEP Credits?
I received this message about CLEP credits from a homeschooling parent:"In Florida, the state universities have a reciprocal policy with the community colleges if you complete your AA. So, we'll probably go that route and do his AA via CLEP and dual enrollment."Earning an AA through CLEP credits and dual enrollment wasn't the route we took, but it may work for you. It turned out that our community college would not accept more than 2 CLEP...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Chris, When my children passed a CLEP, I gave them 1 high school credit, and gave them an A. I put "Honors" by those classes... Read More
Thursday, 02 February 2012 08:10
Guest — Chris
How do you grade a CLEP for the High School Transcript. In other words, my son passed a CLEP with a 56 (Western Civ 1) I need to... Read More
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 18:59
Guest — Lee
Dear Sherri, Yes, it's possible, but it takes some research. If you search my website for "Dual enrollment CLEP" you will find a ... Read More
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:09
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Letter of Recommendation Basics

Letter of Recommendation Basics
The best letters of recommendation will come from someone who knows a child well and who also writes well. Usually these letters are from someone outside the home - not mother or father. It's best if the recommender can speak to the academic qualifications, character and maturity of the student.There are times when a parent will need to write a letter of recommendation, or the recommender is confused about how to write a letter.  Here is...
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"Only" a Small Christian College

"Only" a Small Christian College
"Only" a Small Christian College A slip of the finger and the email goes to the wrong person.  It's mortifying...I always hope it won't be hurtful to anyone, though. One day, I was on the receiving end. Someone wrote to a friend about me, and sent it to me instead! Not hurtful at all, but still...I think it's an opportunity for me to explain something:"While she touts that her boys got into their "first choice schools"...they are small, private...
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Guest — Suzanne
Anyone looking at sending their child/ren to the Ivy Leagues should do some major investigating. They now have official "sex weeks... Read More
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 00:44
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
So true, Suzanne! That's always good advice! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 15:54
Guest — Alesia
It never crossed our minds that our daughter would go to a Christian college after we completed our homeschooling journey. Not tha... Read More
Monday, 21 July 2014 20:40
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A little story for the next time you're asked about socialization...

A little story for the next time you're asked about socialization...
A little story for the next time you're asked about homeschool socialization... In 2006, my boys were two of 108 top applicants invited to compete for ten full-tuition scholarships at Seattle Pacific University. All 108 invitees had great SAT scores. All had compelling personal stories. Between them, they had thousands of hours of community service. Indeed, there was very little - on paper - to distinguish one from the other. That is why, I suppose, SPU...
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Guest — Cindi
Lee, Wow! I did not know your sons went through that experience. What a great story! When my daughter was 6yo and attending a bir... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:44
Guest — Carrie
Almost every single day I get compliments at how smart and well-spoken my boys are. They are 4 and 6. ... Read More
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 15:49
Guest — Hope
Lee, When my oldest son was 4 or 5 he was FASCINATED by Apollo 11 and the moon landing. When I took him to the local park he w... Read More
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:03
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AP Classes and College Credits Infographic

AP Classes and College Credits Infographic
AP classes are rigorous, college level courses taught in a year-long class to high school students. They tests can be taken by any high school student, even if you don't take an AP class. You read that right; you don't have to take an AP class to take the AP exam. The College Board® says, "The AP Program encourages schools to assist homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP courses and exams."AP Exams...
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Guest — AP Classes VS. Dual Enrollment — Which is Preferred? | North Star Independent Homeschoolers
Any class you may want to list on your transcript as “Advanced Placement” or “AP” must be pre-approved by ... Read More
Thursday, 19 June 2014 11:54
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Do You Need a Homeschool High School Transcript for College Admission?

Do You Need a Homeschool High School Transcript for College Admission?
Is your child homeschooling high school? Is college fast approaching? Click on the video below to learn if your child needs a homeschool high school transcript for college admission and how to get one completed quickly! Total Transcript Solution[Digital Resource] The end of your homeschool transcript worries! The Total Transcript Solution includes simple DIY instructions, classes to get you started, and easy-to-use templates. Also included: A personal consultation with Lee! This is a really good value,...
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How to Explain Your Homeschool Legally

How to Explain Your Homeschool Legally
Sometimes it helps to explain the legality of your homeschool, so there will not be misunderstandings or additional questions.  These extra steps are not usually necessary, but for some situations, explaining that you homeschool legally is appropriate, especially for parents dealing with an uncooperative university or situation. As a homeschooler, it is easy to modify your transcript slightly, to clearly explain the seriousness, and legality of why you are an official and recognized form of education. Use some...
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How Can I Get My Homeschooler into College?

How Can I Get My Homeschooler into College?
Is your child entering junior or senior year? College is on the horizon! Click on the video below to learn how to get your child accepted into college.Is your child in the middle of college applications? Or have they already been accepted? Feel free to brag! Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!For college application help, you...
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Junior Year is Key to Successful College Admission

Junior Year is Key to Successful College Admission
I love seeing people successfully navigate through the process college admission.  Jennifer wrote to me recently, and was thankful for my book College Admission and Scholarships.  She strongly recommends that people learn about howJunior Year is the Key to Success. I have meant to write you personally about the book.  I am really finding it helpful.My daughter and I have started a notebook with the different colleges.  What are the admissions policies.  What types of essays do...
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College Admission Classes at a College Fair

College Admission Classes at a College Fair
Homeschool conventions are continuing education classes for parents, right? Well, when you attend a college fair, you will notice how they are remarkably similar to homeschool conventions. In fact, when you attend a college fair, you will probably have the opportunity to take some classes or workshops while you are there.  I encourage you to take those classes!  College applications are important, and the more you know about it, the more likely you are to get college...
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Breaking News! The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016

Breaking News!  The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016
The College Board® has just announced extensive changes to the SAT, saying that both the SAT and ACT "have become disconnected from the work of our high schools."So they are changing the test. CHANGE. I know what you're thinking. Change; that dreaded word that reminds us all about changing diapers. What is changing on the SAT?The test questions are different NO penalty for wrong answers Offered in print AND on computer at selected locations Only THREE...
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