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AP Exam or AP Class

AP Exam or AP Class
You do NOT need to have an official and approved AP course in order to give colleges the AP exams they want! Not all public schools offer every different AP classes.  Although colleges may like kids to take those classes, they know they aren't available in all schools. Colleges are looking for the exam.The College Board® likes to think they have sole rights to putting a capital A and capital P together on a transcript. If...
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Guest — Evelyn
Some of the AP tests, like World History, require a specific type of essay (in fact 3 of them) which can take a lot of time for st... Read More
Monday, 17 February 2014 13:52
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After-Christmas Kindle-Filling Party

After-Christmas Kindle-Filling Party
It's an After Christmas Kindle-Filling Party and you're invited! The HomeScholar is having a party, a Kindle-filling party! Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? We can help you start filling it! ForFOUR DAYS ONLY, All Coffee Break Books are only $1 each! Choose from titles that give you practical tips and encouragement,and will help with those New Year's Resolutions:* Creating Homeschool Balance* Scheduling - The Secret to Homeschool Sanity* Beyond Academics: Preparation for College and for Life* Graduate Your Homeschooler...
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What About College?

What About College?
It’s a common question, frequently posed by skeptical friends and  loved ones. When homeschooling high school, the question “what about college? ” becomes more pressing. Intuitively, parents know that if they try to homeschool high school – and in some way fail – there will be nobody to blame but themselves. Parents are looking for some peace of mind that this path can lead them to the promised land of college admissions and scholarships. I have...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Lilia, I have a free class on making course descriptions here: http://www.thehomescholar.com/homeschool-records-webinar.php... Read More
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 15:38
Guest — Lilia Janss
Hi, I am helping my son apply for ASU college admission and I am filling out the lab sciences forms they require;so I need descrip... Read More
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:44
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Go-Getter Gets Scholarships! Tuition Zero!

Go-Getter Gets Scholarships! Tuition Zero!
Dana is a long-time member, and she wrote to me ecstatically sharing about her daughter's scholarship awards.  I asked her to share the advice she would like to give to other mothers, and she has some wonderful suggestions that I think you will find useful!Dear Lee,I have been meaning to follow up and let you know the results of Natalie's college applications. It has been an extremely busy month with her graduation. She will be attending...
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Is Foreign Language Really Required by College?

Is Foreign Language Really Required by College?
Although better than most places, the homeschool world is not completely free from the rumor mills—or if you’re a Veggie Tales fan, the rumor ‘weeds.’  Here are a few homeschool ‘rumor weeds’ I’ve heard recently from concerned parents: "Colleges won’t accept foreign language credit if you used Rosetta Stone.""Colleges don’t accept Latin as a foreign language, since it’s not spoken anymore.""You have to take an SAT subject test for foreign language to get into a college." Like...
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Guest — Lee
That is VERY true, Kim! They are more than happy to sell you their classes, LOL! But there are many colleges that will allow you... Read More
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:25
Guest — Kim McIntyre
And I bet some simply require that IF you haven't met the requirement in high school, you must take 2 years at college (which of c... Read More
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:20
Guest — Dinah@thetravelingclassroom
Great post...love it that one college accepted Klingon - lol
Monday, 22 July 2013 18:04
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Letters of Recommendation for Homeschoolers

Letters of Recommendation for Homeschoolers
How to get great letters of recommendation for your homeschooler. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — JW
LOL, next time someone says something about socialization, I'll just point them to this video - you're advocating what's known as ... Read More
Saturday, 20 July 2013 12:00
Guest — Lee
Hi Ellen! Fun to see a friend "in real life" on my blog, LOL! Yes, it's OK to send the letters before the transcript! Your appl... Read More
Friday, 19 July 2013 11:58
Guest — Ellen Joslin
Thanks for the tips for Letters of Recommendation. I especially like your tip on furnishing the student's activity list, etc. to t... Read More
Friday, 19 July 2013 11:36
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Coast Guard Academy Admissions

Coast Guard Academy Admissions
If you are a prepared homeschool parent, no doubt you’re steadily working on your child’s transcripts, you have test dates on your calendar, and perhaps even a few college visits planned for the summer of junior year.  But even with all that preparation, it’s important to remember that admission requirements are often unique between schools, and what one school requires might be very different from another.  If your child has her heart set on a particular...
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Grab the NEW HomeScholar Book!

Grab the NEW HomeScholar Book!
"Honey, There's a Crazed Mob of Scholarship-Wielding Colleges Pounding on Our Front Door!!" While we can't promise that this will happen to you, "The HomeScholar Guide to College Admission and Scholarships" really is a treasure trove for college bound homeschoolers and their parents! This paperback book is available now on Amazon. Grab your copy today! Find a College - and Afford it! This book will help your student find a college to love, a college that...
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The Difference Between the SAT and the ACT

The Difference Between the SAT and the ACT
How you can choose between the SAT and ACT. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — Martha
Hi, I have been using the California Achievement Test for the annual evaluation is this a comparable test and is it acceptable fo... Read More
Saturday, 15 June 2013 09:32
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Martha, Standardized testing that is required by the school district isn't a replacement for SAT or ACT. Sorry about that.... Read More
Monday, 17 June 2013 22:14
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How Do I Teach Subjects I Don't Know?

How Do I Teach Subjects I Don't Know?
Strategies on teaching subjects that you as the parents haven't mastered.   Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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How to Assess College Admission Requirements

How to Assess College Admission Requirements
How to understand college admission requirements. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Teaching Your Dyslexic Student

Teaching Your Dyslexic Student
Strategies for teaching your child with learning difficulties.     Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit

Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit
I have so many military and missionary members and subscribers, sometimes I feel like I travel the globe as I talk to people.  It's so fun! I often get questions about how my military and missionary friends can plan for college visits.When homeschoolers live overseas, make the best use of your breaks in the US.  Visit colleges, as many as you can, during your visits back to the US. For overseas families, try to find colleges that...
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Free Webinar and Ebook!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Free Webinar and Ebook!
Happy Valentine’s Day!I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, and enjoy the love of your family!  I have a gift for you: a free webinar and ebook, Taking the Mystery Out of the ACT and SAT! This is a FREE full length class, PLUS Ebook for you to print and save.Many parents get stressed by the college preparation process, but you don’t need to! Join me and Andrew Pudewa from theInstitute For Excellence in Writing as we share the secrets...
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College Acceptance and Program Reality

College Acceptance and Program Reality
Oh, the excitement of that college acceptance letter!  Success!  Your home school graduate will head off soon to a great college experience, they have a good idea of what their major will be, and their future looks bright.   College Acceptance and Program Reality Enter reality. When you enter a university as a freshman intending to major in engineering, computer science, nursing, or another major, there may still be one hurdle. There is no guarantee that you will...
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