Spring. For a high school junior that means it's time to decide where to apply. When your child is applying for colleges, it's a good idea to look at three different kinds of colleges; REACH, FIT and SAFETY.
Here is how you do it.
Applying for reach, fit, and safety colleges can help prevent heartache. When you apply for a variety of schools, you're almost sure to find a perfect fit that will accept you, and may provide great scholarships.
It's common for children to apply for 4-12 colleges, with a mix of reach, fit, and safety schools. Although it's a common suggestion, but it doesn't fit every family.
Learn how you can create outstanding homeschool records that win college admission and scholarships.
We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,
"Your documents for your son when applying to NU were amazing. We would like to use them as a model for others, as they were really helpful for us and especially for homeschoolers!"
Of course, I followed the Comprehensive Record Solution that you provide, and heard about your success with the admission process.... but never expected to hear it for our own admission!
I believe that his homeschool accomplishments, along with his Comprehensive Record enabled to set him up for an amazing start for his first year of college. I did add at the end of the record a one page summary of his international service and also added the CD that his band produced (attached in a zip pocket). So that was super fun to be able to customize it to make it a little bit of a portfolio as well.
After auditioning for a talent scholarship, he was chosen to be the pianist for the Northwest Choralons and received above the maximum for the talent scholarship. We used many of the things you modeled in the Comprehensive Record for a music resume that we supplied to each audition at colleges he applied for. He actually received a percentage higher scholarship money from another university, but the program at NU in the recording arts is much stronger.
Thank you AGAIN for a wonderful resource and training you provide to help us along the way. I would love to give everyone a vote of confidence for you!
~Lisa in Washington
I wanted to tell you that Evan's interview at Grove City back in Sept. went well and the Admissions person loved my notebook with course descriptions and said that's exactly what they want to see. He said to send it when Evan applies, which will be soon, as he is applying for Early Admission. I was glad you had said to cool it with the course descriptions at the interview; I just casually showed it to him and asked if this was something they would want with Evan's application. Anyway, my question today is with regard to the classes he is taking now, during his senior year, that he obviously hasn't finished yet. Should I include course descriptions for them with or without his grades thus far? They are of course on his transcript as "Taken during Senior Year" but have no grades by them. Just wanted to see what you thought.
A profile letter describes the school the child attends. A homeschool profile letter may be included in the Common Application or required by some colleges. It's a description of what your homeschool was like; did you work for mastery and include delight directed learning, for example. It's supposed to describe your homeschool philosophy, and the methods you used. It might include a family mission statement.
This short video will show you what my records looked like when I submitted my homeschool records , because sometimes you just need to see it with your own eyes to
Do you have a Junior? You'll want to practice college application essays this year! To help you, I'm giving you my ebook, 75 College Application Essay Prompts, for free!