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How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges

How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges
How Many Colleges is Too Many Colleges How many colleges is too many? Applying to more than 12 colleges is almost always too many! This is how I expla...
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College Admission Policies in Plain English!

College Admission Policies in Plain English!
College Admission Policies in Plain English! Applying for college admission can be a time-consuming, complex process. When you consider that the avera...
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How to Stand Out from the Crowd

How to Stand Out from the Crowd
How to Stand Out from the Crowd If you took a peek through the window of your local university’s admission office between September and March, you’d probably see a frenzy of activity and piles of papers as admissions counselors sift through thousands of applications from hopeful high school seniors. How, you may wonder, does an aspiring student make their application stand out, instead of blending in with all the others? One way is to give the...
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How to Create the WOW Factor for College Admission

How to Create the WOW Factor for College Admission
How to Create the WOW Factor for College Admission Submit comprehensive records for the best chance of convincing a college that your child is a good fit for admission and scholarships. But comprehensive records are ... well ... comprehensive. Often admission officers don't read the whole package, word for word. Sometimes a college looks at your records just long enough to know that you are one of those homeschoolers who, you know, educates your child. Don't...
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Guest — Ann Cooper
Lee, is this admissions process (shown in the video) typical for schools? I was "all good" with the info, but my "questioner" daug... Read More
Monday, 16 September 2019 11:30
Lee Binz
Hi Ann! Each college will do it completely differently. I know one college we spoke to would take all of their applicant's informa... Read More
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Guest — Kristen
This was a fascinating video! Thank you for including it!
Saturday, 05 November 2016 11:32
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Options After High School Require a Transcript

Options After High School Require a Transcript
After high school, your children gradually transition into adulthood. Some children jump ahead of the line, eagerly seeking college or career. Other kids do best with a slow start option. Some children prefer to play video games and not become adults at all.You see, graduation isn't actually your goal. Successfully launching your children into the world of adults is the real goal!It's hard to know what the future holds because teenagers are moving targets, constantly changing...
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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 help-Big Scholarship...
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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 course descriptions....
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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 on...
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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 on Pinterest, and...
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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 you can...
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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 score may open...
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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 been...
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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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Guest — Lee
I thinks it's great too, Susan! Sometimes you just need to speak reason to the college, LOL! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 06 August 2015 12:38
Guest — susan
This is great! I have also had similar experiences with college admissions people who are really unfamiliar with homeschooling, o... Read More
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