Linda was experiencing Senior Year Panic. Her niece is a senior in high school and has never homeschooled. Unfortunately, her niece hadn't done a thing about starting college applications. Linda wanted to help her get into college, but as the mother of elementary age students, she really didn't even know where to begin!
I found out that the niece had already taken the SAT, and was taking some AP classes, so the girl wasn't too far behind at all, actually.
Since she was a already a senior, the "Getting Big Scholarships" might not be the most helpful, since you really have to plan ahead for large merit scholarships. The DVD "Finding a College" was perfect, because it's a one hour over view of the entire college admission process - including application essays. I suggested they watch the video "Finding a College" together, and go to the college board website and discuss it together.
I reminded Linda that I'm also available to consult in person, and I would be glad to meet with her and her niece!
Here is Linda's response:
The DVD was amazing! We went to dinner, took my portable DVD player and watched it at the restuarant. I sent her to do some homework on the college board website. She liked the DVD so we are on our way.
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