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Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic

Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic
Common Application Homeschool FAQ Infographic Common Application FAQ: How to Answer Those Tricky Questions   “What is your title?” Guidance counselor Home Educator Homeschool Parent “Graduating class size” 1 N/A Not applicable “Are classes taken on a block schedule?” No N/A Not applicable “Graduation date” 06/16 (Insert June of senior year) “Do you use AP curriculum?” Yes (if approved by College Board) No (if not approved - they still accept AP scores) “Do you provide applicant's...
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Guest — Leslie Nelsen
Are you a member of a homeschool association is not an optional question (perhaps this changed). I'm not sure what they are seeki... Read More
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 22:37
Robin
Hi Leslie, Hi Leslie, They want to know if your homeschooler is part of a homeschool association or diploma program of some sort... Read More
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:28
Guest — Leslie
Thank you so much for the help Robin. It really isn't clear what they are asking for and I appreciate your help on this!
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:44
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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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45 Tips for Earning Big Scholarships

45 Tips for Earning Big Scholarships
The best scholarships come to those with the biggest effort. If your child has a college interview, be prepared! Read these 45 tips for earning big college scholarships and be well prepared for any college interview or scholarship competition. You've done a great job educating your kids. They are bright, intelligent, well socialized and have an area of passionate interest. They have all the required classes, great grades, excellent test scores, and wonderful letters of recommendation. You...
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Homeschooling: What About Prom?

Homeschooling: What About Prom?
When you tell people you are homeschooling high school, you may get some pretty unusual questions. What about college? What about scholarships? What about socialization? For me, the strangest question was always, "What about Prom?" Yeah... what about it?Homeschoolers who want to have a prom can create one! Read this article, about a homeschool group that got together to make a Prom for their high school students. Appleton-area homeschoolers experience razzle-dazzle of high school dance Teens...
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Guest — Beth
Our 16-year old dd just finished making her Empire Era ball gown (green crushed velvet with a black velvet sash complete with long... Read More
Saturday, 23 July 2011 20:01
Guest — J W
I don't think I've ever gotten to use my snappy answer for the "what about prom" question, but I'll share it anyway... "Gee, I th... Read More
Saturday, 16 July 2011 22:01
Guest — Sabrin Justison
We LOVE prom....for our homeschoolers! I've been blessed to chaperon for 9 years now, and each event has been elegant and fun. I... Read More
Saturday, 16 July 2011 18:08
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The Secret to Getting BIG Scholarships!

The Secret to Getting BIG Scholarships!
Learn the Steps to Getting BIG Scholarships!  You're not just a homeschooler.  You are the Homeschool Parent PLUS Counselor PLUS Mentor PLUS Advisor.  Don't worry, though. Homeschool parents are GREAT high school guidance counselors, motivated by love and a long term commitment to their child's success.  But even the most determined and steadfast parent may quake at the cost of college! Learn how to market your child for college admission.  Marketing can increase your chance of...
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A Dirty Little Secret about Free College Scholarships

A Dirty Little Secret about Free College Scholarships
One mother asked me about scholarships.  Sometimes people think our full tuition scholarship means that college is free for us - it isn't!  We still have to pay for room and board, books and supplies.  The good news is that even when you get a full tuition scholarship, you can get other awards as well.I have one son who gets engineering scholarships, and another that gets economics & business scholarships.  They also both got small awards...
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