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Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child [Free Class!]

Creating Transcripts for Your Unique Child [Free Class!]
You don't need to change the way you homeschool to make your child fit the "college box." I can show you how to translate your child's unique homescho...
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How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript

How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript
Usually a transcript cover letter is a simple introduction provided when sending homeschool records. It might introduce the student, explain the records, describe major issues or anything unusual. The cover letter should always highlight the positives, and put a positive spin on anything encountered. A Transcript Cover Letter Will Explain Craziness While many parents have nothing important to say in a cover letter, some homeschool parents must address an unusual situation. In a calm and poised...
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Application Essays That Work

Application Essays That Work
Application Essays That Work My biggest college application essay tip is to write something that might make grandma gasp. (College Admission Essay Tip: Make Grandma Gasp, Not Blush!) But, what does a great college application essay look like? Johns Hopkins University actually posts their favorite essays each year. Look at them to help you guide your child through the college admission procedure.Read the article: Essays That Worked (Class of 2019)Of course, each essay is completely different....
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Apply to More Than One College

Apply to More Than One College
One of my Gold Care Club members was concerned, and said,"My daughter wants to go to only ONE college. It's an excellent match for her, test scores are comparable, and they accept about 75% of applicants. Is it really essential that she apply to more than one college?" I have seen other members apply to only one college. Afterward, they told me they were wrong and begged me to warn other parents."Tell them to apply for more than...
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Amazing Records! A Model for Others!

Amazing Records! A Model for Others!
Lisa was so excited to take her son to college this fall. I often hear stories of "Shock and Awe" and Lisa has a great one! The college loved her homeschool records so much, they asked to use them as an example for other homeschoolers! Dear Lee,We dropped my son off at NU Wednesday. During the registration process, one of the check in location representatives stopped me and said,"Your documents for your son when applying to...
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What Goes on the Homeschool Transcript?

What Goes on the Homeschool Transcript?
By the time you’re finishing your student’s high school transcript during their senior year, you may start wondering how you can possibly fit any more information on that one little page!  But make sure you’ve got all the important stuff there! A parent recently asked me whether she should put her child’s SAT scores and her grading scale on their transcript, and my answer, in general, is yes!  Including this information on the transcript can imply that...
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College Application Essays for Homeschoolers

College Application Essays for Homeschoolers
College application essays take time and effort - they don't just happen overnight!  Take some time to learn about them now.  You and your children can practice some application essays now - BEFORE senior year - and make your life that much easier down the road. What's the big deal about a little essay?  If you have ever faced resistance from your children about a writing assignment, boy are you in for a treat! You haven't...
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More Encouraging Posts

  • What if I Homeschool Only Senior Year?

    Mary Jo emailed asking for advice as to whether a public-schooled high school junior should consider homeschooling for only her senior year of high school. Here's what I said.

    senior year



    My best advice is this;  "Know your child and trust yourself."  If you know that homeschooling is the best fit for your child, then trust yourself and do it.  Don't avoid
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  • How do Homeschooling and Socialization Work Together?

     Parents worry about homeschooling and socialization.  Neighbors wonder if homeschoolers are weird. And kids just want to find friends. Here is what you need to know about homeschooling and  socialization.

    True socialization

    Socialization is an activity you do - mixing socially with others - and a process of learning how to behave in a way that's acceptable to society as a whole.

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  • How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript

    Usually a transcript cover letter is a simple introduction provided when sending homeschool records. It might introduce the student, explain the records, describe major issues or anything unusual. The cover letter should always highlight the positives, and put a positive spin on anything encountered.

    How to Write a Cover Letter for Your Transcript

    A Transcript Cover Letter Will Explain Craziness

    While many parents have nothing important to say in

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  • College Application Lexicon

    College application has it's own unique vocabulary.  As you look toward college admission, you'll notice you have many different choices on how to apply.  Here are the NACAC definitions of terms for different kinds of application plans.  If you need a primer on what "application" means, this blog post is for you.

    College Application Lexicon

    ADMISSION TERMS PER NACAC

    Non-Restrictive Application Plans: All

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