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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 essay,...
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Guest — Colleen
We've had everything ready to go for awhile, but have had to wait for his college calculus professor to turn in his letter of reco... Read More
Thursday, 30 October 2014 17:16
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
That's so frustrating, Colleen! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:10
Guest — TIM
I just published my own list of college application "hacks." Recognizing the common areas of information that schools require is ... Read More
Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:07
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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 what happened...
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Guest — Lee
Oh my goodness Lin! I laughed so hard, my husband came running, LOL! That's HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 07:28
Guest — Lin
My daughter took this advice from you when she wrote her National Merit essay. It began "My mother, bloody axe in her hand, prepar... Read More
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 07:15
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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 majors, check...
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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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Guest — Lee
Hi Luke, You make a pdf for the college, when you submit the transcript to the college, so you don't want anyone to edit it at al... Read More
Friday, 30 July 2010 06:45
Guest — Luke Holzmann
Good tip, Lee! Is there a special setting for making it so only you can edit the .pdf? I know that I've been able to fix typos an... Read More
Friday, 30 July 2010 06:07
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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, you...
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Guest — Nita
In my dd's case we put the CLEP course as a class. Also, we didn't even start taking the CLEPs until we identified that our local ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:38
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Well done, Nita! It's so important to do the "leg work" first to see what the community college and universities are looking for! ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 20:52
Guest — Julia
My daughter studied Apologia's Biology last year and got an A. Then she took the CLEP (6 college credits) for outside documentati... Read More
Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:55
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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 you create...
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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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[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Homeschool. Homeschool said: RT @TheHomeScholar: Listing #Homeschool Classes That Aren... Read More
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:26
Guest — Lee
Yippee!!! Melissa, that's WONDERFUL! Congratulations to you and your daughter! Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 08:47
Guest — Melissa
Just so everyone will know, as soon as the admissions counselor at the college received her "in process" transcript my daughter re... Read More
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 08:34
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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, private...
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Guest — Suzanne
Anyone looking at sending their child/ren to the Ivy Leagues should do some major investigating. They now have official "sex weeks... Read More
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 00:44
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
So true, Suzanne! That's always good advice! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Guest — Alesia
It never crossed our minds that our daughter would go to a Christian college after we completed our homeschooling journey. Not tha... Read More
Monday, 21 July 2014 20:40
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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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Guest — Cindi
Lee, Wow! I did not know your sons went through that experience. What a great story! When my daughter was 6yo and attending a bir... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:44
Guest — Carrie
Almost every single day I get compliments at how smart and well-spoken my boys are. They are 4 and 6. ... Read More
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 15:49
Guest — Hope
Lee, When my oldest son was 4 or 5 he was FASCINATED by Apollo 11 and the moon landing. When I took him to the local park he w... Read More
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:03
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Do You Need a Homeschool High School Transcript for College Admission?

Do You Need a Homeschool High School Transcript for College Admission?
Is your child homeschooling high school? Is college fast approaching? Click on the video below to learn if your child needs a homeschool high school transcript for college admission and how to get one completed quickly! Total Transcript Solution[Digital Resource] The end of your homeschool transcript worries! The Total Transcript Solution includes simple DIY instructions, classes to get you started, and easy-to-use templates. Also included: A personal consultation with Lee! This is a really good value,...
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How Can I Get My Homeschooler into College?

How Can I Get My Homeschooler into College?
Is your child entering junior or senior year? College is on the horizon! Click on the video below to learn how to get your child accepted into college.Is your child in the middle of college applications? Or have they already been accepted? Feel free to brag! Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!For college application help, you...
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Breaking News! The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016

Breaking News!  The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016
The College Board® has just announced extensive changes to the SAT, saying that both the SAT and ACT "have become disconnected from the work of our high schools."So they are changing the test. CHANGE. I know what you're thinking. Change; that dreaded word that reminds us all about changing diapers. What is changing on the SAT?The test questions are different NO penalty for wrong answers Offered in print AND on computer at selected locations Only THREE...
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College Admission and Scholarship Success Story

College Admission and Scholarship Success Story
    College Admission and Scholarship Success Story There’s nothing more stressful to parents than worrying about college admission and scholarship earnings. Many parents question whether it’s even possible to find a college that is satisfying to both parent and child, a college that will love their student and offer them scholarships to attend. And yet every year at about this time, I'm flooded with letters from successful parents and students.  It doesn't happen by accident.  Success...
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Military Academy Admission and Upper Echelon Colleges

Military Academy Admission and Upper Echelon Colleges
A mother shared her concerns that the military may still harbor some hesitation about homeschoolers.  Requesting anonymity, she wrote this heart-felt letter:"The official line of the military academies and of ROTC is that they love homeschoolers and the diversity that they bring.  However, during the application process, we found that to be not so true.  My son had an impeccable resume for academics (4.0, college prep classes, 13 hours from the community college, 35 superscore on...
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What do Colleges Want to See on Your Homeschool High School Records?

What do Colleges Want to See on Your Homeschool High School Records?
What kind of high school records do colleges really want to see? Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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