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College Admission Scandal Avoidance in 5 Easy Steps

College Admission Scandal Avoidance in 5 Easy Steps
There have been multiple felony charges, including bribery and money laundering. The very famous Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were accused, but so were many other wealthy parents.    Money laundering. They aren't talking about the dol...
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"Secrets of the College Launch" Master Class [Virtual Homeschool Convention]

"Secrets of the College Launch" Master Class [Virtual Homeschool Convention]
 Not everyone has a homeschool convention nearby. No fair! Let me help you with that! Today you can sign up for a convention all of your own, that you can have one by yourself, from home, on your own time, and in your PJs. What is a "Master Clas...
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Current Trend in College Self-Reporting

Current Trend in College Self-Reporting
A current  trend in college applications now is for student to self -report everything and be admitted based on the facts the student gives on the application. Self -reported grades, GPA, test scores, etc. After the student is admitted, the coll...
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4 Ways College Increase an Applicant Pool and Why

4 Ways College Increase an Applicant Pool and Why
Colleges want more applicants. In the college business, they are more highly rated when they have more applicants than they can accept. Anything a college can do to get more applicants will allow them to reject more applicants. That raises their perc...
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Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission

Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission
Gearing up for Ivy  League  admission is one of the toughest challenge for high school students, whether they are homeschooled or not. Ivy  admission requires excellence in all areas, exceeding requirements - and a healthy dose of luck...
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[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts

[Free Download] 75 College Application Essay Prompts
 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! Junior year is the BEST time to practice your college application ess...
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Essential Questions for Your College Visits

Essential Questions for Your College Visits
Visiting colleges is an important step in determining where your child will apply. It shows colleges that you are interested in coming to their school. With college visits, you'll want to have prepared some questions in advance that will give yo...
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College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!

College Applications: Your Social Security Number is Private!

You are not legally required to provide your social security number on college applications: your social security number is private.  Schools are not required to ask for it.  It will be required for a college loan, but it  should not be required for a college application.  That’s why I recommend that you do NOT put a social security number on your transcript.

I can teach you how to create transcripts and records that win scholarships. Click to download samples of what we used to do it ourselves. The HomeScholar Record Keeping Samples
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For more information, read this document from the Social Security Administration: Legal requirements to provide your Social Security Number.

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[Free Workshop] College Applications Simply Explained

[Free Workshop] College Applications Simply Explained
One of the two of my free classes, College Applications Simply Explained, had to be rescheduled last week because I was sick. So, if you missed the one I did last Tuesday, and really wished you could have joined me, you're in luck! You can ...
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College Launch Solution Highly Recommended by The Old Schoolhouse

College Launch Solution Highly Recommended by The Old Schoolhouse
Erica used the College  Launch  Solution with her family and highly recommends it to the reader of The Old Schoolhouse . It is easy to tally the benefits and rewards of home schooling, especially when the children are young and the days are...
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Ask Questions During College Visits

Ask Questions During College Visits

Is your child a high school Junior? It's time for college visits!

Ask questions during college visits. Try to ask questions that will engage people in dialog and show you value their opinions. When you are talking with people during college visits, you want them to get to know you. Open questions with plenty of dialog can help them get to know you better. You can show that you trust their opinion by asking them important questions about your future. Asking open ended questions can demonstrate that you can listen, as well as talk. Do you struggle with coming up with questions? My blog post, Essential Questions for Your College Visits, can help.

For example, you might discuss your college major. "I'm thinking about this major but I don't really like one aspect" or "I really love this major, do you think it is a good fit, and how do you know?" Asking questions during college visits is not always about yes or no questions such as, "Do you offer a biology major?" or questions that can be answered with a one sentence reply such as "Is Chapel required for all students?" Part of asking questions is allowing the college to get to know you and who you are as a person. They will get to know you and be more likely to remember you, particularly if you ask questions that show you value their opinion.

You may want to discuss extra-curricular on-campus activities. "I've had so much fun with my high school activities and I'm wondering what activities you think I might enjoy on campus." This kind of question will answer the usually unspoken question, "What about socialization?" By openly discussing your high school activities and saying how much you enjoy them, it demonstrates great social skills.  More importantly perhaps, colleges value students that will become active on campus. They want students who will participate in more than just academics. By showing that you are eager to join on-campus groups, you are showing that you will be a valuable asset to the college for the long run. You want them to know you won't just be hiding in the library studying, and will bring more to campus than just your brain.

Everyone likes the sound of their own voice, even college admission advisers.  Ask questions, but also ask them what they think, and show you value their opinion. Remember, it's mostly about being yourself, vulnerable and genuine. Look them in the eye, and be interested in them as a person.

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Full Tuition Scholarship Available at Rice University

Full Tuition Scholarship Available at Rice University
Recently Rice  University made a huge announcement about their new financial aid program. Let me explain what a full  tuition  scholarship means to Rice  University and how to qualify. This is what they said in their announcement:...
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Teens are NOT like Roomba [Thus the 3 Terrors of College Admission]

Teens are NOT like Roomba [Thus the 3 Terrors of College Admission]
My homeschoolers were "Alexas" and not "Roombas" and I've discovered that teenagers aren't anything like Roomba. Maybe I should explain... I'm sensing a blank stare here ... We recently acquired two pieces of technology that have transformed our simp...
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13 Practice Questions for College Interviews

13 Practice Questions for College Interviews
Prepare for a college interview with these 13 practice questions. Review them with your student before they head to any college for a visit, or meeting with a college representative for an interview. Learn more about how to prepare for a college inte...
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Scholarship Tip: Add an Activity List to Your Transcript

Scholarship Tip: Add an Activity List to Your Transcript
An activity list is a key ingredient of comprehensive homeschool records that open doors for college admission and scholarships. Let me show you how to create all your records! Register for my free class here: Homeschool Records that Open Doors Webin...
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Hi Rachel, No. Activities go on a separate sheet. You can see an example in this article: https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/homes... Read More
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