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How Homeschool Graduates Enlist in the Army

How Homeschool Graduates Enlist in the Army
Good news for homeschoolers who want to enlist in the army upon graduation: they can!In the past, it may have been a detriment. Years ago homeschoolers had been put on par with high school dropouts when trying to enlist with the army, and a GED® was required. Why? Because the best predictor of a student's likelihood of adapting to the military is a traditional high school diploma. Now enlistment parameters have changed.Today homeschoolers are considered "Tier...
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Military Academy Admission and Upper Echelon Colleges

Military Academy Admission and Upper Echelon Colleges
A mother shared her concerns that the military may still harbor some hesitation about homeschoolers.  Requesting anonymity, she wrote this heart-felt letter:"The official line of the military academies and of ROTC is that they love homeschoolers and the diversity that they bring.  However, during the application process, we found that to be not so true.  My son had an impeccable resume for academics (4.0, college prep classes, 13 hours from the community college, 35 superscore on...
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Admission Advice for Homeschool Military Academy Enrollees

Admission Advice for Homeschool Military Academy Enrollees
Military academies. The uncomplicated thing concerning getting in is to be a homeschooler. The complicated part with regards to getting in, is everything else! The military academy candidates looking for admission have to get a nomination, in most cases through a congressman. When was the last time you talked to your representative? Sally and I happen to be chatting concerning her son’s application to a military academy, and she has verified their admission requirements again.The things...
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Guest — Janet
Eva, I agree with J. Rivers, but I would be careful to check on any JROTC unit as to its quality. We were thinking of doing the sa... Read More
Monday, 02 September 2013 22:35
Guest — J. Rivers
Also, the Harvard University Extension School offers online courses, and summer programs for high schoolers. If a student takes c... Read More
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 20:47
Guest — J. Rivers
Jr. ROTC is beneficial, as are the Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadets, and Coast Guard Auxiliary, if any of those are in your area. Sop... Read More
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 17:54
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Air Force Academy: Hard Work and High Stats

Air Force Academy: Hard Work and High Stats
The Air Force Academy just released the stats for the class of 2017 and if you are thinking about any of the military academies, this information can be useful.Schools provide information on test scores, so you can estimate how likely you are to get in.  Usually they provide a range of scores, that shows you where MOST applicants scored.  Then they show you a single test scores which shows you the most COMMON test score.   This...
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Coast Guard Academy Admissions

Coast Guard Academy Admissions
If you are a prepared homeschool parent, no doubt you’re steadily working on your child’s transcripts, you have test dates on your calendar, and perhaps even a few college visits planned for the summer of junior year.  But even with all that preparation, it’s important to remember that admission requirements are often unique between schools, and what one school requires might be very different from another.  If your child has her heart set on a particular...
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Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit

Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit
I have so many military and missionary members and subscribers, sometimes I feel like I travel the globe as I talk to people.  It's so fun! I often get questions about how my military and missionary friends can plan for college visits.When homeschoolers live overseas, make the best use of your breaks in the US.  Visit colleges, as many as you can, during your visits back to the US. For overseas families, try to find colleges that...
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Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Success

Military Academy and ROTC Scholarship Success
Let me just stand back and let another mom tell you the good news: Homeschoolers win Scholarships!  Military Academy and ROTC!  Here are some real tips from a real mom with experience!  Thanks for sharing, Cassie! Hi Lee,Now that we are nearing the end of the year I wanted to update you on Sara's plans for next year. Sara was fortunate to receive a nomination to the US Naval Academy from our representative and a nomination to the US...
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Guest — Jessica Cramer
Thank you so much for posting this information. Our son is interested in the Air Force Academy and the ROTC at Embry-Riddle in Flo... Read More
Friday, 05 October 2012 16:39
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Tips for Military Academies

Tips for Military Academies
Military academies.  The easy part about getting in is being a homeschooler.  The hard part about getting in is everything else. The military academy candidates for admission must receive a nomination, usually from a congressman.  When was the last time you spoke to your representative?   Sally and I were speaking about her son's application to a military academy, and she has confirmed their admission requirements again.The things you have suggested are right on for what we...
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Guest — Lee
Maria, Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your first hand experience! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 02 December 2010 20:08
Guest — Maria
My first son is currently a Firstie at the Naval Academy. We home schooled him from K-12. Everything you mention is accurate. A... Read More
Thursday, 02 December 2010 19:46
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Homeschoolers and Military Academies

Homeschoolers and Military Academies
All the military academies accept homeschoolers, and homeschoolers are on completely equal footing with every other applicant.  The academic preparation for a military academy is actually the easy part.  It's the extracurricular, leadership and physical fitness aspects of preparation that are much more difficult to achieve!  It's completely possible if you have the right kind of child.  I have a local homeschool friend and her son was recently admitted to an academy - REAL homeschoolers REALLY...
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We have sat in on a couple of academy admission meetings..definitely begin the application process early! And if serious, find som... Read More
Saturday, 22 January 2011 17:25
Guest — Christy
Our local homeschool resource center has a college fair and two(? maybe 3) military academies send representatives. The Naval Acad... Read More
Saturday, 05 September 2009 04:23
Guest — ChrissieGirl
Thanks Lee! We have a couple families here who are wanting to get their child in the military and this was very helpful. One famil... Read More
Friday, 04 September 2009 10:19
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Need some serious help affording college?

Need some serious help affording college?
I don't know if this will apply to your situation at ALL, but Baylor University has an ROTC Scholarship for Christian College, and they love homeschoolers.  When you join ROTC, you can study aviation, medicine, science, engineering, law, space, business, etc.  They offer huge scholarships, including a full scholarship, but others as well.  Students also get $900 per year for books, and a $300-500 per MONTH stipend - which means you can spend it any way...
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[...] study... Need more help homeschooling high school? Check out http://www.TheHomeScholar.com to learn more. http://www.TheHome... Read More
Thursday, 11 September 2008 19:09
Guest — becky
I have heard that Berea College in Kentucky is free.
Thursday, 11 September 2008 17:17
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Finding the Perfect College Fit

Finding the Perfect College Fit
  Each college is unique. They each have different expectations and requirements. Make sure you ask them what they want! The good news is that means there is a college out there that will be a perfect fit - you just have to look hard enough to find it! I asked California State University Chico what they wanted from a high school student. They said that they wanted one full year of fine arts in one...
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Homeschoolers and Military Academies

Homeschoolers and Military Academies
All the military academies accept homeschoolers! Military academies look for students with three strengths: academics, athletics, and leadership. Their admission criteria are stringent, but they tend to value all three strengths equally. When I was at a recent College Fair, all branches of the military seemed equally enthusiastic about homeschoolers, and even gave me some specific advice on activities in our area that they like to see in their candidates. If your child is interested in...
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