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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 to...
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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 college admission tests, including...
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Guest — Elisabeth
Very helpful. Thank you so much! (It's really not that complicated, is it? LOL!)
Sunday, 03 May 2015 12:58
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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 called the school...
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Guest — Lee
Thank you, Ann! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:18
Guest — Ann
I wrote a letter to a highly regarded music school in our area that my son was very interested in attending, and they bumped his s... Read More
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:14
Guest — J W
How many hours would I have to work to earn that kind of money? A lot more hours than I work now, LOL. My younger child was rece... Read More
Friday, 26 October 2012 18:19
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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!If you need tips...
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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 samples...
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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 prove...
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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. What...
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Guest — Erin
We believe foreign languages are extremely important in our homeschool. Continuing your education is also important at all ages. W... Read More
Monday, 16 February 2015 14:55
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's a terrific idea, Erin! I re-started Spanish myself again this year. Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Thursday, 19 February 2015 17:14
Guest — Leslie
We have had good success with Living Languages. It is available in several languages. Several were available in our library system... Read More
Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:27
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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 college for your...
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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 your child,...
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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, GPA matters. Although this college doesn't...
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Guest — Cherlye Collins
I have a 12 year old daughter that I have been home-schooling since she was 8 years old, she wants to be a doctor or a scientist. ... Read More
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 13:23
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Cherlye, I think that's our favorite thing about homeschooling! You know your daughter best, and you can "get started on her fu... Read More
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 15:49
Guest — Jocelyn
Hi Lee, It's so great that you are bringing this to people's attention! I also noticed some colleges ask how many honors classes ... Read More
Monday, 13 January 2014 08:00
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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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Guest — Keri
Hi Lee, Thanks for taking the time to create this video. As a mom, who will one day be helping my kids with picking out a college... Read More
Sunday, 11 January 2015 20:49
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thank you for the encouraging words and for sharing, Keri! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Monday, 12 January 2015 16:19
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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 need...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Janet, I'm not exactly sure about what to do, but I know where to find the answer: http://www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/i... Read More
Saturday, 13 February 2010 11:05
Guest — Janet
I have a daughter who may never be able to do well a "bubble" test, due to vision issues. (However, she is not legally blind.) W... Read More
Friday, 12 February 2010 08:52
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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 child will...
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