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7 Tips for Earning College Credit this Summer

7 Tips for Earning College Credit this Summer
7 Tips for Earning College Credit this SummerA few summers ago, my children worked for one month and saved our family $56,000.  How did they do it?  By homeschooling college in their spare time!  Not bad for a summer job! You can also save a fortune in college expenses using a few very simple but lesser-known money-saving strategies.Earning college credit is not just for college kids. Some students earn college credit by homeschooling college while they're...
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Our Community College Stories

Our Community College Stories
I go to a lot of college fairs in my business. At one community college, I was taken aside and warned to tell homeschoolers not to send their young children to community college!  I was told felons, including predators, were known to be on campus, and the staff worry about innocent homeschoolers.Although my children started attending community college early, they were well prepared for college. While there were some positive aspects to community college, they also had...
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Guest — Robyn Campbell
We have had a mixed reaction to our child's CC experience. The thing that worries me is how I see her changing. And she doesn't se... Read More
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:05
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh, Robyn! I'm so sorry! I have watched SO MANY of my homeschooling friends go through the same thing! It's disheartening, I know!... Read More
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 21:25
Guest — Lisa
I think this could apply to any college be it a community one or not.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:41
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Community College and Final Desperate Appeal!

Community College and Final Desperate Appeal!
When I speak to groups, I sometimes express my dissatisfaction with dual enrollment community college.  In Washington State, students can access this opportunity for free, and it's called "Running Start."  Extremely popular with homeschoolers, I often get asked why I am hesitant about such programs.My feeling about Running Start is that it's often a "Rated R" environment, even when you control the teacher AND the curriculum.  If I could do my life over, I wish I...
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Guest — Lis in NY from SHS
Now THAT is one cute puppy. Thanks for making good on your promise. Now if all politicians were that conscientious!!
Saturday, 22 November 2008 17:05
Guest — Sharon
Now THAT is too cute!
Friday, 21 November 2008 15:48
Guest — Stephanie
Lee, I think he is hysterical! I have to admit that I don't read your blog through my blog feeder anymore because I want to read w... Read More
Thursday, 20 November 2008 17:53
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Homeschool College - Courting the Colleges

Homeschool College - Courting the Colleges
When planning college applications with your student, you will often have specific questions that you would like to get answered. Sometimes there are easy "yes/no" type questions that will be consistent from college to college. More often than not, however, the answer may vary depending on the college. Take for example the question on whether a college will still consider your student a freshman if they have an AA degree and more than 90 credits. Some...
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Homeschooling Younger Children - Girding Your Loins for High School!

Homeschooling Younger Children - Girding Your Loins for High School!
Use 7th and 8th grade as your "high school training time." Not so your kids can working at high school, it so you can work on how you THINK about high school. When my kids were that age, I would think about how many hours we spent on activities, I would think about the different class titles that I could use for different experiences. 7th and 8th grade is also a perfect time to be planning...
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Guest — The HomeScholar
Hey Lee,I hope you feel encouraged after reading. You may want to subscribe to my newsletter. Have a great day!Blessings,Lee-- Th... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2008 23:48
Guest — my5wolfcubs
Girding my loins for high school -- that is just the point I'm at now! Looking forward to reading more!Lee (another one!)... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2008 23:38
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Homeschool College - A Desperate Mom's Plea: How Do I Pay for College?

Homeschool College - A Desperate Mom's Plea: How Do I Pay for College?
I want to tell you that the "desperate mom" feeling is completely normal! This is the absolute WORST time of year for that feeling. Most students have already chosen a college, and have already applied and are eager to leave home. Yet most parents are looking at the sticker price of the college and feel completely overwhelmed because you haven't received any financial aid yet.Almost everyone pays less than sticker price for a college. If your...
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Homeschool College - Should you use E-mail or Snail Mail to Say Thank You after a College Visit ?

Homeschool College - Should you use E-mail or Snail Mail to Say Thank You after a College Visit ?
>>>>A mom asked if she should send an email or snail mail thank you note after visiting a college....<<<<I think that the answer is BOTH. If you don't intend to go to the school, then sending them an email thank you note is fine. But if you DO intend to apply to the school, then I would send both an email and a snail mail thank you note. Some colleges keep a record of how many...
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