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Better than an iPad?

Better than an iPad?
Better than an iPad? It's funny how kids think. A homeschooled student received big scholarships and her little brother is only excited because she is getting an iPad along with her 4 years of full tuition, plus $5,000 a year for housing! Because that's a big deal, right? Check out this letter from Lin. I have linked to the resources she references, in case you find something you need to check out. Thanks for all the...
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Waiting ... Then Winning and Sending Thanks

Waiting ... Then Winning and Sending Thanks
Waiting ... Then Winning and Sending Thanks After a long, difficult day, a sweet note is just a breath of fresh air! I'm always SO thankful for parents who take a moment to send me encouraging feedback. You know, sometimes it's simply fun to share graduation photos online! Here is what Debbie wrote after her daughter's graduation. "I thought I would also take this chance to thank you for your assistance with my daughter's transcript and...
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Soon to Be Medical Missionary Receives $40,000 Scholarship

Soon to Be Medical Missionary Receives $40,000 Scholarship
Soon to Be Medical Missionary Receives $40,000 Scholarship Jill just emailed me an update - check out the progress of her daughter's college admission and scholarships! So exciting! I wanted to give you an update on my daughter. She is going into nursing, and wants to be a medical missionary. She was accepted to her top 3 choices of colleges with no problem. At two of the bigger private colleges, she received a $40K scholarship merit-based...
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College Admission and Scholarships Received!

College Admission and Scholarships Received!
College Admission and Scholarships Received A homeschool mom posted on Facebook to say thank you for her successes. She followed my advice, and with hard work and conscientious effort she received college admission and scholarships for her child. Good things can happen to you, too! Here is the good-news report Lizzy shared on my Facebook page! If you need some guidance on earning college admission and scholarships,  like me on Facebook , check out my pins...
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Choosing Between the SAT and ACT

Choosing Between the SAT and ACT
Choosing Between the SAT and ACT Like many choices in homeschooling, the choice of which college admissions test to take is, for the most part, up to you. You have the advantage in these tests, because you get to choose whichever test makes your child look like a genius. Each high school testing location chooses whether to provide the SAT or the ACT to their students. In general, the states on the coasts tend to give the...
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How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best?

How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best?
How to Write Course Descriptions - How do you learn best? I've explained in a earlier blog post the 3 Ingredients of a Great Course Description : a paragraph about what you did, a list of what you used, and a description of how you graded. Within those suggestions, you have a LOT of latitude! You can have a very SHORT description about your grades, and say only "1/3 tests, 1/3 lab, 1/3 daily work." Or...
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Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships

Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships
Missionary in the Philippines to College Admission and Scholarships It can seem pretty scary to be overseas as a missionary, and at the same time want your homeschooled teen to come back to the US for college admission. But guess what? It's possible! And homeschool parents just like you are successful! Check out this letter from Nancy, a missionary mom in the Philippines. See what tips you can glean from her, to help you as you...
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Will More Tests Increase Options?

Will More Tests Increase Options?
Will More Tests Increase Options? Jasmine was doing some research on college counselors, and found my YouTube Tip of the Week " Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor? " "My daughter took the SAT twice, receiving 2250 and 2280 (thanks to your excellent tips!) consecutively. Some people have advised her to take the ACT (some saying that her SAT score is still too low for highly selective colleges, others saying that a high ACT...
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From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers

From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers
Success! I love it when people write to say THANK YOU and share their successes! I got this awesome note from Jen in Pennsylvania. Read some of her tips, and see what you can glean from her experiences today. From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my homeschool-mom journey. I've been a Gold Care Club member for a long time and it has...
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Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens

Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens
So many moms are scared and nervous about college admission policies. Don't be! Policies are constantly changing, and that YOU can influence change in the positive direction!  Be a positive force for homeschooling.  Ask the question.  State the obvious.  Colleges WILL listen to you! Kristine States the Obvious - College Listens    "Following a college tour today, we met with an admissions counselor to get specific details about their admissions policy for homeschoolers. He told me...
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7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships

7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships
7 College Acceptance Letters and Generous Scholarships Where are you in the homeschool journey right now? Are you feeling panicky? Overwhelmed? You KNOW you can just reach out and get some help, right? And one day maybe you will report back, shouting from the rooftops about getting 7 college acceptance letters and generous scholarships! I just got the sweetest note from Lois, thanking me for her son's success with college admission and scholarships.         I want...
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When Should Students Take College Admission Tests?

When Should Students Take College Admission Tests?
When Should Students Take College Admission Tests? Wondering when your child should take college admission tests such as the PSAT, SAT, or ACT? Click on Lee's video, below ( or here ) to find out! When will your child be taking a college admission test? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! Get general strategies and study tips for all the major...
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How to Say NO to College Offers

How to Say NO to College Offers
May 1st is the National Candidate Reply Date - the day you must say NO to some great college offers. How, exactly, do you do that? Easy - use this template! Sample letter to reject a college admission offer Dear Ms. Name (or Admissions Office): I am writing in response to your offer of admission to the (Name of) University. I appreciate your interest in me, but I regret to inform you that I will not...
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Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships

Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships
Persistence can pay off with real money and big-time scholarships! A homeschooler was kind enough to share her success on my Facebook page. Her story is more like two successes, combined into one magnificent story. In the first half of the story, she tells us about her child, struggling to earn college scholarships based on her SAT score. My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I...
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Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College!

Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College!
Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College Does the thought of paying for college scare you? Your children can help pay for college, too! Click on Lee's video, below ( or here ) to find out how. Have you had a chat with your child about how they can help pay for college? 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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