My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I called the school and proclaimed that my daughter is NOT a number and that she was always just a poor test taker. It didn't matter. She took the SAT 3 times and the ACT, missing the number by 0.2 points in the conversion to SAT!!! She eventually got the number and the extra scholarship.
I also just wrote the college (private college) and asked if there were anymore scholarships available because I had 2 kids in college. They awarded her $2000 more per year!!! A letter worth $8000! Always ask!!!
I wrote a letter to a highly regarded music school in our area that my son was very interested in attending, and they bumped his scholarship up $3000/year ($12,000/4 years). That is a tremendous amount of money, but we couldn't justify the adjusted $10,000/year ($40,000 for four years) scholarship when we would have to pay nearly $100,000 out of pocket for my son to commute to school! He did end up getting a full tuition scholarship to a local state university after one year in their honors program. Definitely, without a doubt, not first choice, but he can save the money we would have spent on college as he wants to attend grad school.
Moral of story: it can definitely pay to speak up! It's worth a try!
How many hours would I have to work to earn that kind of money? A lot more hours than I work now, LOL. My younger child was recently shocked to learn that no one pays me to home school. Oh that would be sooooooooo nice!!!
It's fall of senior year and you and your child are sitting down to submit college applications. Of course, your job will be much easier if the homeschool transcript is