Applying to College as a Homeschooler, Part One

The post Applying to College as a Homeschooler first appeared on the Kolbe Academy  blog. Part 1: The College Application as a Whole – Seeing the Big Picture Introduction Applying to college can be daunting, to say the least. I am the homeschooling father of nine children, but that’s not the main reason you should …

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AP Courses for Homeschoolers

Pennsylvania Homeschoolers offers AP Courses for all homeschoolers (you do not have to be from Pennslyvania). From their website: We offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses to homeschooled students worldwide. (Our classes are not available to public or private brick-and-mortar school students.) Our 2018-2019 school year class descriptions are now updated and teachers are taking new applications and …

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Should You Homeschool High School?

As I’m sure you know, many homeschooling families put their children into “regular” high schools. Here are a few things to consider from the college prep perspective if you are thinking about homecshooling high school. Homeschooled students are welcome Nearly every college accepts homeschooled students. If your transcript is unaccredited, there are a few schools, …

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Every Catholic’s Guide to College 2018

Every Catholic’s Guide to College 2018: The 315 Best US Colleges & Universities for Practicing Catholics Today’s parents need a guide to colleges and universities where their children can find a strong Catholic presence on campus. In these days, with so many young people falling away from the practice of their faith during college, it …

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Five Tips for College-Bound Homeschoolers to Consider

Non-traditional students have become more common in recent years. According to its most recent figures, the National Center for Education Statistics reports that 2.9 percent of students in the U.S. are homeschooled — that’s defined as “school-age children (ages 5–17) in a grade equivalent to at least kindergarten and not higher than 12th grade who …

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New College Admissions Test / College Scholarships

This was in my email inbox today: I am excited to introduce you to the Classic Learning Test (CLT), a new standardized college entrance exam available now to high school students and accepted at a growing number of Catholic and Christian Liberal Arts Colleges across the United States. These colleges now include Aquinas College, Christendom …

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Using Free Classes from EdX in your Homeschool

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Before I had my children try an edX class, I tried two of them myself. I loved the idea that I could take classes from …

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Homeschool to College: Get Ready with a 4-Step Pre-College Timeline

By Anna Eileen The transition to college is not a passive rite of passage. Rather, it requires much time and energy to prepare for college success. All four years of high school play a unique role in the college preparation process. Here is what I learned throughout my own high school experience that I hope …

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Book Review: Better than College

There is no denying that college is expensive, sometimes prohibitively so. It also isn’t a good fit for everyone. In “Better than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree,” Blake Boles offers a blueprint for obtaining an alternative higher education. He argues that college and higher education are not the same …

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What should Unschoolers do about High School Transcripts?

Here is an interesting set of articles on unschooling, creating high school transcripts, and getting into college: http://sandradodd.com/teen/college.html

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