How to Change a College Scholarship Policy

How to Change a College Scholarship Policy
Here is the problem. Colleges all have very unique, very different policies from one another. In addition, college admission policies can change over time, sometimes quite suddenly, it seems. That's why half the time the answer to a specific question...
  990 Hits
  0 Comments

The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report

The HomeScholar 2017 Impact Report
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! I've been taking a look back on my 2017 year at The HomeScholar so I could add it to my " about us " page. What an exciting year! I am thrilled that we launched our new, beautiful website and live...
Recent Comments
Lee Binz
Thanks so much Jessica! What a kind thing to say! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 17 February 2018 20:48
  912 Hits
  2 Comments

Training Teens: Prepare for Independent Living

Training Teens: Prepare for Independent Living
One day, someday, our children will be living on their own. They will sink or swim based on the skills we have given them, and their ability to adapt as adults. This basic checklist of independent living skills will help you identify what may still&n...
  11292 Hits
  0 Comments

Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest

Send Thank You Notes by Email to Demonstrate Interest
Each time you and your child interact with a college, the student should send a "Thank You" note by email within a few days of their visit. In the past, these were traditionally snail-mail letters, but now we have a powerful weapon: email. Whereas a ...
Recent comment in this post
Jodie Masella Masella
This is great information! Thank you!
Friday, 16 February 2018 04:25
  1232 Hits
  1 Comment

9 Tips to Earn More Scholarships

9 Tips to Earn More Scholarships
It's tempting to think that our goal is to get our children in to college. No, no! Our goal is that our children can get in AND afford to go to college. Getting admitted is only part of the problem! Here ideas to help you get more scholarship money o...
  2511 Hits
  0 Comments

How to Submit Your Comprehensive Homeschool Records

How to Submit Your Comprehensive Homeschool Records
After all the blood, sweat, and tears of creating comprehensive homeschool records, you have to submit them to colleges in order to reap the rewards. There are three ways to submit thorough homeschool records to colleges. 1. Upload to the Online Appl...
  1194 Hits
  0 Comments

 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better

 7 Ways a Morning Meeting Makes Homeschooling Better
Do you have morning meetings with your students?  A short daily check-in with each child can make your homeschooling run more smoothly in these 7 ways: 1. Facilitate learning as you check in with each subject. 2. Avoid cheating as you ...
  1873 Hits
  0 Comments

Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCs] For Homeschool Students

Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCs] For Homeschool Students
Do you know how your teen can find and gain admission to a perfect fit college? I do! Click to register for my free class: College Applications Simply Explained . You can teach your child college level material at home, because do it yourself college...
Recent Comments
Lee Binz
Our kids graduated before the advent of MOOCs. I'd really be interested in your experience with them. Please comment below!
Friday, 26 January 2018 19:19
Lee Binz
Sandra, thanks os much for sharing your first-hand experience! I really appreciate it. Blessings, Lee
Monday, 03 September 2018 14:52
  23878 Hits
  3 Comments

3 High School Tips from Stacie

3 High School Tips from Stacie
Stacie had some wonderful success with her oldest son, after homeschooling high school. Read this note of encouragement from Stacie and take heart! "I've been meaning to write to you to let you know how things turned out with my oldest son. You have ...
  1106 Hits
  0 Comments

What Colleges Really Want is Demonstrated Interest

What Colleges Really Want is Demonstrated Interest
​You will need to demonstrate interest in a college if you want to get admitted and get scholarships. Applying to a college without showing a genuine interest in the school is likely to benefit only the college, and unlikely to benefit your chil...
  899 Hits
  0 Comments

Top 20 Tips from 2017

Top 20 Tips from 2017
These are my best blog posts about college admission and scholarships over the past year. Make sure you save and pin them! Pre-calculus and calculus won't help your child with the SAT or ACT. Learn what else isn't included on the test. If you have a ...
  2795 Hits
  0 Comments

College Application Essays Made Easy

College Application Essays Made Easy
College application essays earn college admission and scholarships. Read this executive summary for busy parents and teens to learn the 11 keys for compelling essays. Read more Tips for Tackling College Application Essays Grab a free instant dow...
  796 Hits
  0 Comments

Options for Handling Homeschool Failure

Options for Handling Homeschool Failure
What would you do if your child REALLY failed a homeschool class - refused to do history, for example? Let's talk about how to cope, as a homeschool mom. There are many options for handling failed grades at homeschooling. Handling Homeschool Failure ...
Recent Comments
Michelle Schefcik
Lee, what if your child took a dual-enrollment course and failed? The instruction was poor, tests were loaded with material not y... Read More
Saturday, 11 August 2018 15:30
Lee Binz
Dear Michelle, Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear that! There are actually two things to consider here. 1. Learning the content Yes, y... Read More
Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:41
  3804 Hits
  2 Comments

How to Have a Morning Meeting in 4 Easy Steps

How to Have a Morning Meeting in 4 Easy Steps
There is a simple strategy that can cure many homeschool woes. This one thing can help you get math done, find balance at home, eliminate cheating and slacking off, help children learn science, prevent burnout, and help you make real progress through...
  1370 Hits
  0 Comments

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 progress report, or semester grades. Part of the process of applying is keeping your colleges ap...
  2312 Hits
  1 Comment

More Encouraging Posts

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48
  • 49
  • 50
  • 51
  • 52