How do you get better scholarships at a private college? These strategies will go a long way to making sure you get the best possible financial aid package.
Beyond just private schools, though, to really get scholarships, be sure you are applying to 4-8 colleges, a mix of public and private universities. You want a mix of reach, fit, and safety schools. You can find out more about that here. Reach, Fit, and Safety Simplified
If scholarships are a big concern to you, take my free class "Super Scholarships for Humble Homeschoolers" to learn more ideas to maximize your financial aid.
While demonstrating interest can translate directly into money, check the school's website to see if they reward you for interacting with them in a certain way. For example, at one school we are considering, visiting during one of their "official" visit events is worth a $1,000 scholarship--while setting up a private visit is worth nothing.
For all classes on the transcript, I recommend either a whole or half credit, not smaller or larger. Here an easy to remember "formula" for dual enrollment college classes:
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