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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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Capturing CLEP Credit on a Homeschool Transcript

Capturing CLEP Credit on a Homeschool Transcript
A CLEP Exam is a college level test that measures college level knowledge in a specific subject area. If a child takes and passes a CLEP test in ANYTHING then it goes on the high school transcript. When determining high school credit for CLEP, it does not matter how long it took the student to learn the material. Whether it was 2 weeks or 2 years, credit is not determined by the hours of study. With CLEP,...
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How Do I Prove My Child is Educated?

How Do I Prove My Child is Educated?
How Do I Prove My Child is Educated? Are you worried about how to prove to colleges that your child is educated? Click on Lee's video below to learn how to prove that your child's home education was a rigorous one! Have you successfully proven to colleges that your child is educated? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! I can help...
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Listing Classes on a Transcript that Aren't Done Yet

Listing Classes on a Transcript that Aren't Done Yet
I often get questions from homeschooling parents. Melissa had a question about how to list classes on a transcript when submitting to colleges. Listing Classes on a Transcript that Aren't Done Yet I'm going to ask a dumb question. I need to send the transcript to a college this week and this is my first time sending one. How do I list the classes which have not been completed and for which I've not yet calculated...
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"Only" a Small Christian College

"Only" a Small Christian College
"Only" a Small Christian College A slip of the finger and the email goes to the wrong person.  It's mortifying...I always hope it won't be hurtful to anyone, though. One day, I was on the receiving end. Someone wrote to a friend about me, and sent it to me instead! Not hurtful at all, but still...I think it's an opportunity for me to explain something: "While she touts that her boys got into their "first choice schools"...they are small,...
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A little story for the next time you're asked about socialization...

A little story for the next time you're asked about socialization...
A little story for the next time you're asked about homeschool socialization... In 2006, my boys were two of 108 top applicants invited to compete for ten full-tuition scholarships at Seattle Pacific University. All 108 invitees had great SAT scores. All had compelling personal stories. Between them, they had thousands of hours of community service. Indeed, there was very little - on paper - to distinguish one from the other. That is why, I suppose, SPU...
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