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Automatic Academic Scholarships

Automatic Academic Scholarships
    Automatic Academic Scholarships Did you know that some colleges link scholarship amounts directly to a student's ACT or SAT score? They set a minimum SAT score and if the student meets or exceeds it, they receive automatic academic scholarships, often thousands of dollars per year, which could add up to tens of thousands of dollars over four years!Sometimes these scholarships are based on the entire score, and sometimes they are based on only one...
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Guest — Katie
Hi, Lee, I don't understand this caption "What happens if your child scores 1340 on the SAT? Or scores a 30 on the ACT? It means... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2012 16:32
Guest — Lee
That's because it doesn't make sense! I have fixed it to say: What happens if your child scores 1340 on the SAT? Or scores a 30... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2012 18:51
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What is a Good Score on the SAT and ACT?

What is a Good Score on the SAT and ACT?
What is a Good Score on the SAT and ACT? Are you wondering what scores are good scores on high school tests such as the SAT and ACT? Click on Lee's video, below (or here) to get the scores broken down for you in an easy to understand way.Are you in the midst of preparing your child for the SAT or ACT this year? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Tammy! I think all students should try to take the ACT and SAT at home, to see which one makes them look the smartest. If you f... Read More
Monday, 06 April 2015 09:13
Guest — Tammy
Thank you, Lee! I have been working through my daughter's transcripts, and her grades at home from tests, homework, and quizzes ar... Read More
Saturday, 04 April 2015 08:46
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How Do You Choose Between the SAT and ACT?

How Do You Choose Between the SAT and ACT?
How Do You Choose Between the SAT and ACT? SAT or ACT: how do you choose? Click on Lee's video, below, to learn how to choose the best test for your own child.Which test will your child be taking, the SAT or ACT? How did you decide? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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College Scholarships for Homeschoolers

College Scholarships for Homeschoolers
College Scholarships for Homeschoolers Lets play the "College website" game! Check out this college's explanation of academic merit scholarships online: UVU Academic Merit Scholarships.  What can you learn? First, their financial aid is DIRECTLY tied to ACT scores. By studying for the test, you can save thousands of dollars. Second, notice how easily they can convert an SAT score to an ACT score. Colleges are used to seeing both tests. Third, GPA matters. Although this college doesn't...
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Guest — Cherlye Collins
I have a 12 year old daughter that I have been home-schooling since she was 8 years old, she wants to be a doctor or a scientist. ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:23
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Cherlye, I think that's our favorite thing about homeschooling! You know your daughter best, and you can "get started on her fu... Read More
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:49
Guest — Jocelyn
Hi Lee, It's so great that you are bringing this to people's attention! I also noticed some colleges ask how many honors classes ... Read More
Monday, 13 January 2014 08:00
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Important Questions that are NOT About the Test

Important Questions that are NOT About the Test
When you are looking at the SAT or ACT test for the first time, you'll see something quite surprising. Some of the questions aren't about the test at all! Before the test even begins, and before the timer starts, there are questions your child will need to answer. It's a good idea to review this information with your children before they take the test. These important questions that are not about the test can make a...
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Not a Good Tester

Not a Good Tester
Not a Good Tester Is your child just not a good tester? Some kids don't do well on standardized tests. Nobody knows that better than a homeschool parent with a child that doesn't do well on tests.  For college admission, though, it can help to provide test scores from the SAT or ACT.Colleges want test scores. It's very uncommon (although not impossible) to get college admission and scholarships without taking one of these tests. A child doesn't need...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Janet, I'm not exactly sure about what to do, but I know where to find the answer: http://www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/i... Read More
Saturday, 13 February 2010 11:05
Guest — Janet
I have a daughter who may never be able to do well a "bubble" test, due to vision issues. (However, she is not legally blind.) W... Read More
Friday, 12 February 2010 08:52
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Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships?

Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships?
Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships? Has your child taken the SAT or ACT test yet? Click on Lee's video below to learn how SAT and ACT testing can help earn your child full-tuition scholarships!Will your child be taking the SAT or ACT this year? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Do you want more tips on helping your child earn...
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Guest — April
My children are still young, but how would we do this when the tests are common core aligned in future years?
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:31
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear April, It's tempting to try and anticipate what the future will bring with SAT and ACT tests, but I think it's important to s... Read More
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:04
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Where Can I Find Information on the SAT and ACT?

Where Can I Find Information on the SAT and ACT?
Is the SAT or ACT exam looming ahead for your child? Click on the video below to learn where to find out more information about these tests and stop panicking!Is your child taking the SAT or ACT next school year? Or have they already taken their test and you have some tips to share? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on...
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Coping with Changes to the SAT

Coping with Changes to the SAT
Confused about recent changes to the SAT?. In this video, I discuss what you can expect. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! For more on this topic, you might like my class: High School Testing (Online Training)Only $15.00!
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Guest — Sandy Supplee
My son will be a junior taking get the SAT for the first time in spring 2016 (first release of new version). However, he'll be ta... Read More
Sunday, 30 March 2014 14:14
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Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?

Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?
In this video, I discuss whether the SAT and ACT are required for high school graduation. For personal support join the Gold Care Club! If you subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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How Do I Prove My Child is Educated?

How Do I Prove My Child is Educated?
In this video, I talk about how to prove to the colleges that your child's homeschool education is rigorous. Here are a couple of brief articles that will give you more info on registering for the SAT and ACT tests. This one has links for waivers from the testing sites: Click on "Register" or "Registration":  Fee Waivers for Tests and Applications This one has links to Sample tests:  Should I Choose the SAT or ACT for...
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The Difference Between the SAT and the ACT

The Difference Between the SAT and the ACT
How you can choose between the SAT and ACT. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — Martha
Hi, I have been using the California Achievement Test for the annual evaluation is this a comparable test and is it acceptable fo... Read More
Saturday, 15 June 2013 09:32
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Martha, Standardized testing that is required by the school district isn't a replacement for SAT or ACT. Sorry about that.... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2013 22:14
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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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Important Dates for 2013

Important Dates for 2013
The New Year is here, and it’s time to mark up your new 2013 calendar! Include any upcoming exams or college preparations you need to make for your high school student.  Don’t miss these deadlines, because many of them are inflexible!  Check the links below for further information about each test.Deadline                                 Test or ActivityJanuary                                    Find a college fair to attend in your areaJanuary 11th                             Register for ACT test on Feb 9thFebruary                                  11th graders schedule college visitsFebruary                                  Find summer jobs and enrichment programsFeb 8th                                     Register for...
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Guest — Sharie
It's not (just) the PSAT part that's confusing. That was just her example. My kid is a junior, so only some of these apply to h... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 22:22
Guest — J W
Oops, Lee - Denise was really asking, "In which years do we have to do each of these things?" F'rinstance, everyone has to update... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:32
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Very good question, Denise and Jo! You are correct, Freshmen typically think about registering for the PSAT in late summer/early f... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 19:16
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How Much For This Test Score?

How Much For This Test Score?
I wish I could give nice, concrete, set-in-stone answers for everyone.  Especially when it comes to money, it's so important to get answers.  But paying for college is a lot like buying a house.  It requires a lot of estimation as well as serious research.Are there any charts out there that break down SAT and ACT  scores and scholarship dollars?  I understand that all colleges do not cost the same and the dollar amount in scholarships...
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Guest — Sandy Grant
We found that that you might get scholarships that you weren't expecting. My daughters grades and test scores were not WOW but we... Read More
Saturday, 22 June 2013 22:24
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