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[…]

21 ways to instantly improve your high school transcript

When it comes to making a great high school transcript, getting all your ducks in a row can be overwhelming. So wouldn’t it be nice to have a checklist of ways to give your transcript a quick boost? Well, we’ve got some good news—we’re sharing one today! Our 21 tips should make your task of Read more about 21 ways to instantly improve your high school transcript[…]

Why high school co-ops are great college preparation for homeschool families

As a homeschooling parent, you’re often seeking out ways to help your student better prepare for college. Maybe you’ve followed an in-depth curriculum at home, your student has joined multiple extracurricular and service-oriented activities, and he or she has excelled academically. What else can you do to help him or her get ready for college? Read more about Why high school co-ops are great college preparation for homeschool families[…]

Is college right for every homeschool student? Eight alternatives to the traditional path

For many students, college is an important step after high school. College can provide training for a specialized career like medicine or law, or an opportunity to study at a deeper level than in high school. But for too many students, college is “just what you do after high school,” and they end up graduating Read more about Is college right for every homeschool student? Eight alternatives to the traditional path[…]

How to make your own homeschool high school diploma

It’s your student’s senior year of high school. You’ve rounded out the last of your curriculum, the college application process is well underway, and your student’s transcript is almost complete. With graduation just around the corner, it’s time to think about one last detail—your student’s diploma. If you haven’t thought much about this detail, don’t Read more about How to make your own homeschool high school diploma[…]

Seven ways middle school families can start planning for high school (and college)

When is the right time to start planning high school courses? If you’re the parent of a student in late elementary school or middle school, you’ve probably asked that question. Knowing when to start planning for high school is hard enough, but throw in the wrinkle of how best to prepare for college, and it Read more about Seven ways middle school families can start planning for high school (and college)[…]