You don’t have to be a genius to speed through college

In 2017, Raven Osborne was one of thousands of students who graduated from Purdue University in Indiana. But something about Raven made her a little bit different—she graduated from Purdue two weeks before she also graduated from high school. How’d she do it? Raven began taking dual enrollment classes in eighth grade, eventually moving from Read more about You don’t have to be a genius to speed through college[…]

Seven blog posts you loved in 2017

To help celebrate this holiday season, we’d like to share seven of our most popular blog posts from 2017. We hope you find something useful or inspiring here! 1. Which year is most important on a high school transcript? 2. How to make your own homeschool high school diploma 3. Read this before giving straight Read more about Seven blog posts you loved in 2017[…]

10 reasons every homeschool student needs a LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn has become an increasingly popular professional network among high school students looking to package and brand themselves for the college admissions process. It’s a platform that can be incredibly useful for students who want to: Build their professional networks early Present a professional appearance to the world Connect with potential professors, mentors, and college Read more about 10 reasons every homeschool student needs a LinkedIn profile[…]

One simple trick for saving time and money in college

Did you know there’s a way to earn college credit for work your student has already accomplished—saving both time and money, and potentially putting your student on an expedited graduation schedule for college? If that sounds interesting, let me introduce you to the concept of prior learning assessment (or PLA). If you aren’t already aware, Read more about One simple trick for saving time and money in college[…]

What every homeschool family should know about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams

Does your student want to boost his or her transcript and get a head-start on college-level work? Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams may be a great option. Not only will your student get the chance to dive head-first into college-level study and testing—college admissions officials will also recognize his or her drive and willingness Read more about What every homeschool family should know about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams[…]

College admissions for homeschoolers: Four important tips from admissions officers

“Being homeschooled isn’t enough to make you interesting anymore.” This is what a college admissions officer told me last year as I was interviewing him for a book I was writing about college admissions for homeschoolers. It was not something I expected to hear, of course, and as I continued to think about it, I Read more about College admissions for homeschoolers: Four important tips from admissions officers[…]