Teens are NOT like Roomba [Thus the 3 Terrors of College Admission]

Teens are NOT like Roomba [Thus the 3 Terrors of College Admission]
My homeschoolers were "Alexas" and not "Roombas" and I've discovered that teenagers aren't anything like Roomba. Maybe I should explain... I'm sensing a blank stare here ... We recently acquired two pieces of technology that have transformed our simp...
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When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?

When Will I Ever Use This Stuff?
Sooner or later, your teen may say "When am I ever going to use this stuff?" and complain about their high school courses. Here is one answer to that question: traveling. When you travel, you use every single high school subject. I recently took a tr...
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What About College - What About Transcripts

What About College - What About Transcripts
Homeschoolers are often asked "What about college?" And "What about transcripts?" Let me explain how it works. Homeschoolers are sought after by colleges, in demand because of their academic preparation and maturity. Many colleges attend homeschool c...
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13 Practice Questions for College Interviews

13 Practice Questions for College Interviews
Prepare for a college interview with these 13 practice questions. Review them with your student before they head to any college for a visit, or meeting with a college representative for an interview. Learn more about how to prepare for a college inte...
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[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships

[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships
Welcome to the FAFSA FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." It's a form you fill out, much like the 1040 tax forms. Like the tax forms, these are also super-fun and well-written government prose. The US Department of Education r...
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Scholarship Tip: Add an Activity List to Your Transcript

Scholarship Tip: Add an Activity List to Your Transcript
An activity list is a key ingredient of comprehensive homeschool records that open doors for college admission and scholarships. Let me show you how to create all your records! Register for my free class here: Homeschool Records that Open Doors Webin...
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Hi Rachel, No. Activities go on a separate sheet. You can see an example in this article: https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/homes... Read More
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Letter Template to Request Change of Admission Policy

Letter Template to Request Change of Admission Policy
The GED test is intended for high school drop-outs, so avoid taking that test as a homeschool student, even if a college asks for it. As you are looking at colleges, you may find yourself face to face with a GED requirement. Look closely though, beca...
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Student Discounts for College Kids

Student Discounts for College Kids
This is a nearly-exhaustive look at student discounts available to college students. For most of these deals, the student will need to show their college ID or share their college email address in order to take advantage of the discount. While many o...
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How to Make an Official Home School Transcript [Infographic]

How to Make an Official Home School Transcript [Infographic]
How do you make an official homeschool transcript? You translate your normal, natural homeschool experience into words and numbers that colleges understand. Create grades, credits, and GPA with your mommy-made grades and kitchen credits. Put "Officia...
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Top 6 Reasons to Make a High School Transcript

Top 6 Reasons to Make a High School Transcript
There are LOTS of reasons to create a homeschool transcript. It's very common for a parent to think "Not me! I'm immune!" as if they are the only ones that don't need to make a transcript, but it's not true! You are NOT the only one who doesn't need ...
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Book Lovers Guide to Vocabulary Building

Book Lovers Guide to Vocabulary Building
We used the Kaplan SAT Score-Raising classics to improve vocabulary in our homeschool. If you have never seen those books before, they are a great way to focus on vocabulary building using real, high quality literature. Each book has hundreds of voca...
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The Best Citation Format for College Preparation

The Best Citation Format for College Preparation
The 3 most important citation formats are APA, MLA, and Chicago. It's challenging to figure out which one is the best citation format for preparing your teen for college. Let me clue you in to the best path for optimum success. First of all, though, ...
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Top Field Trip Tips for Homeschoolers

Top Field Trip Tips for Homeschoolers
What field trips have you taken this year, or past years, that you have really enjoyed with your teens? My Facebook group was going crazy, sharing some great ideas. You can include field trips in your course descriptions, by the way. While course des...
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4 Critical Legal Documents Parent Need Before College

4 Critical Legal Documents Parent Need Before College
After all there years of parenting, it's a shock to the system to realize you need to get your child's permission in writing to discuss their health, finances, and academics after they turn 18. Crazy, right? Here's why. Once your child turns 18, they...
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You're welcome, Chris! Glad you found it helpful. ~Anita, Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Record Keeping Round Up: Transcripts - Course Descriptions - Samples

Record Keeping Round Up: Transcripts - Course Descriptions - Samples
Record Keeping Round Up A collection of the best resources available to homeschoolers with high school record keeping, transcripts, and course descriptions. Learn How to Make a Homeschool Transcript Transcripts are just a simple piece of paper that t...
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