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How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript

How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript
Usually a cover letter is a simple introduction provided when sending homeschool records. It might introduce the student, explain the records, describe major issues or anything unusual. The cover letter should always highlight the positives, and put a positive spin on anything encountered. Cover Letters Explain Craziness While many parents have nothing important to say in a cover letter, some homeschool parents must address an unusual situation. In a calm and poised manner, use the cover...
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Books Comparing College Statistics

Books Comparing College Statistics
You are the high school guidance counselor. Although there are many ways to compare colleges and their statistics, you may need a book to help explain the differences between the colleges you are looking at. My son is a junior this year.  Because he took the PSAT, he has started receiving lots of college literature via e-mail and through the regular mail.  How can we find out AND COMPARE the college's statistics such as the academic...
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Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College
Putting together a homeschool transcript is one of the most important things to do before your student’s senior year. Is yours up to date and ready to send to colleges? Here are some helpful things to consider when putting the final touches on your masterpiece! What to Include Make sure to include all the classes your child is currently taking, even if they haven’t completed them yet. Is your child taking a calculus class this fall?...
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39 Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College and Maximize Scholarships

39 Ways to Demonstrate Interest in a College and Maximize Scholarships
What are colleges are really looking for? Students who really want to attend a particular college need to be able to convince the school tha...
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[Free Book] Comprehensive Homeschool Records

[Free Book] Comprehensive Homeschool Records
Does thinking about college admission for your homeschool student fill you with dread? Or does the task of making your child's comprehensive home...
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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 ...
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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, tha...
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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 ...
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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 col...
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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&nbs...
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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...
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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...
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Guest — alejandra
So I just submitted my application and gave them my ssn was this a mistake?
Thursday, 26 December 2019 02:26
Guest — Jacob Perez
Would colleges keep a copy of your ssn and other paperwork if given?
Monday, 28 October 2019 13:05
Anita
Hi, Jacob. Yes, if you provide your child's ssn to a college, they will keep it on file. You will be required to provide the ssn ... Read More
Monday, 28 October 2019 13:35
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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 th...
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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...
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Guest — Lois
Yes, we are starting. A few weeks ago we went to an open house at our local university. Next month we are driving to see my family... Read More
Saturday, 25 April 2015 15:06
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Way to go, Lois! Jumping on that inclination shows that you are willing to put "feet" to your preparedness and support. Robin Assi... Read More
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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...
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