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Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College
Putting together a homeschool transcript is one of the most important things to do before your student’s senior year. Is yours up to date and ready to send to colleges? Here are some helpful things to consider when putting the final touches on your masterpiece! What to Include Make sure to include all the classes your child is currently taking, even if they haven’t completed them yet. Is your child taking a calculus class this fall?...
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Midyear Grades for College Applications

Midyear Grades for College Applications
If you have a senior, it's time to send colleges your mid-year grades! When you have a senior , you will need to send colleges your child's mid-year&n...
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Senior Year Homeschool and Way Behind!

Senior Year Homeschool and Way Behind!
It can happen; you lose track of time and the next thing you know your child is a high school senior! Parents often feel like they are behind, but don't know what steps to take. If you have a senior and don't know what to do next, let me provide some direction. Senior Year Homeschool and Way Behind Look over which classes colleges want to see for admission and determine if there are any holes in...
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Dual Enrollment Senior Year

Dual Enrollment Senior Year
Senior year for most college-bound homeschoolers is usually packed with college applications, scholarship essays, forms to fill out, and choices to make. It’s always a busy time! In fact, it's SUCH a busy time, it's hard to fit it all in! Particularly when your child is doing dual enrollment... “Senior year seems like a really busy time. Is it possible for a student to successfully do both dual enrollment and complete scholarship applications and essays, etc.?”...
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Family Crisis!

Family Crisis!
Family crisis.  What is a homeschool parent to do? Everyone has them at some time or other.  Even those perfect homeschool families, who show up at conventions in matching outfits, with perfectly-behaved children.  Yes, even they have them sometimes! Some kind of family crisis will pop up, and get in the way of homeschooling. Of course, whether you’re homeschooling or not, a crisis can happen.  Just because you are homeschooling, that doesn't make a crisis worse. ...
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Senior Year Last-minute 12-Step Emergency Panic Plan

Senior Year Last-minute 12-Step Emergency Panic Plan
  Senior Year Last-minute 12-Step Emergency Panic Plan If you don’t have a clue about college admissions and your child is in the midst of senior year, it’s very difficult to quickly regroup in order to experience success. “Second best” success is also possible. I have an emergency plan for families who haven’t started preparing for the admission process prior to senior year. Here is a quick checklist, a panic plan just for those hopelessly behind...
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Sending Transcripts for Senior Year Applications

Sending Transcripts for Senior Year Applications
Is your transcript up to date?  Even if your transcript looks great on paper, it can be confusing to figure out how to submit a homeschool transcript when you are filling out college applications during the fall of senior year. Let me give you a few quick tips. Classes  Include all the classes your child is currently doing on the transcript.  Are you beginning Chemistry or Calculus this fall?  Put that on the high school transcript. ...
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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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May 1 is Decision Day

May 1 is Decision Day
I read an interesting article from George Mason University.  Here is the link. An admission advisor for George Mason University was giving his opinion of May 1st, the national candidates reply date.  Although his complete article is promoting his college, he gives a very nice synopsis of the meaning of May 1st to a high school senior: May 1st = Decision Day In general, colleges and universities give you until May 1st of your senior year...
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Senior Year Panic

Senior Year Panic
Linda was experiencing Senior Year Panic.  Her niece is a senior in high school and has never homeschooled.  Unfortunately, her niece hadn't done a thing about starting college applications.  Linda wanted to help her get into college, but as the mother of elementary age students, she really didn't even know where to begin! I found out that the niece had already taken the SAT, and was taking some AP classes, so the girl wasn't too far...
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