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Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records

Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records
Provide colleges with the information they need! Going beyond the transcript can improve your chance of earning scholarships.  A transcript may be the cornerstone of admission, but colleges want more if you expect them to give you scholarship money. They generally like to see more comprehensive homeschool records. Work Samples: Yummy Dessert of Comprehensive Records Samples of student work are the icing on the cake, the yummy dessert of comprehensive homeschool records. I provided three writing...
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How Colleges Rate Students

How Colleges Rate Students
How colleges rate students is based on different statistics. Those statistics then determine how well the colleges are rated by US News and World Report.  When colleges look at applicants, they are trying to rate students based on who will improve their statistics in the long run. For the best chance of college admission and scholarships, you want to prove to the colleges that you will make their statistics better when you attend. You are trying to prove with facts, and...
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Learn 100% About One College

Learn 100% About One College
What Colleges Want It's difficult to find out exactly what colleges want, because they are all different. Instead of the stress of figuring out what ALL colleges want, try to figure out what your number one college is and learn 100% about ONE college. Get to know absolutely everything about them. Learn their preferences and visit that college for sure. Then tailor your remaining homeschool years to meet their requirements.  In all of your communications, show them you love...
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Why Foreign Language? 3 Important Purposes

Why Foreign Language? 3 Important Purposes
How important is a foreign language? I don’t know about you, but I’m not one of those people who naturally picks up foreign languages. I did learn some Latin along with my kids, but I had to study hard to stay ahead of them, and eventually I realized that they were passing me up no matter how hard I tried! I don’t feel too bad, though, because there are many adults who don’t know a foreign language. ...
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Finding a Good College Fit

Finding a Good College Fit
Finding a Good College Fit How do you find the best college fit? Click on Lee's video, below ( or here ) to learn how to assess colleges and find the right one for your child. Are you in the midst of finding a college for your child? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! If you need help with finding a...
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The Importance of College Fairs

The Importance of College Fairs
The Importance of College Fairs Do you know how to find colleges where your child can apply? Click on Lee's video, below, to learn the basics about college fairs and why they're important to attend. Are you planning to attend a college fair in your state? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! If you need help with finding a college for...
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When Should My Child Take College Admission Tests?

When Should My Child Take College Admission Tests?
When Should My Child Take College Admission Tests? Wondering about the optimal time to take college admission tests? Click on Lee's video, below, to learn when to take the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests. Is your child taking college admission tests? Do you have any college admission test tips? 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 ,...
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Homeschool Tips for a College Fair

Homeschool Tips for a College Fair
Homeschool Tips for a College Fair Overwhelmed at the idea of attending a busy college fair with your high schooler? Click on Lee's video, below, to learn how to make the most of a college fair. Are you heading to a college fair soon? Do you have college fair tips? 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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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...
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Digging Into College Statistics

Digging Into College Statistics
This post contains affiliate links . If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. When you are looking at different colleges, spend some time enjoying college statistics before you visit. Little numbers on a page can indicate HUGE differences between colleges - and can explain how some colleges are "cheap" while others are a good investment.   First, look at college statistics that can indicate if your...
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3 College Application Tips

3 College Application Tips
Getting ready to send in your college applications? How about a few quick tips to get you started?!   1. Modify your college application essays Many colleges have similar essay prompts. You can reuse essays for applications to different colleges, and save lots of trouble by writing fewer essays. At the same time, though, make sure to personalize the essay to the specific college you are applying to. So first, write the essay. Then modify the...
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College Admission Essay Tip: Make Grandma Gasp, Not Blush!

College Admission Essay Tip: Make Grandma Gasp, Not Blush!
A Unique College Admission Essay When writing your college admission essay, begin with a creative hook to make the college pay attention to you. Think about a single moment in time, perhaps that moment a picture was taken, and try to tell a story that would make your Grandma gasp. Your goal is not to make Grandma blush, so don't go over-the-top! Use this writing prompt for ideas. Prompt: “Grandma, you are NOT going to believe...
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How do I Help My Child Choose a College Major?

How do I Help My Child Choose a College Major?
How do I Help My Child Choose a College Major? Decisions, decisions! How do you help your child choose a college major from among all those choices? Click on Lee's video, below, for some tips! Is your teen in the midst of making that college major choice right now? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! If your child is choosing colleges and college...
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A Quick Homeschool Transcript Tip

A Quick Homeschool Transcript Tip
Your child is in senior year and it's time to send the homeschool transcript! Some colleges want to see a hard copy of your homeschool transcript, a paper copy sent through snail mail. Other colleges, and some organizations such as camps and prospective employers, require you to provide your child's transcript by email. Here's a quick homeschool transcript tip for sending by email. A Quick Homeschool Transcript Tip When submitting your child's transcript electronically, make sure nobody...
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