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Admissions Advice for College-bound Special Needs Students

Jul 28th, 2018 | By | Category: Admissions, Admissions for Special Needs, College Admissions, College Admissions for Homeschoolers, College Guidance Counselor, College Guidance for Special Needs, Crystal Reed, Disabled Student Guidance, No Drama College Guidance

  by Crystal Reed of No Drama College Counseling, https://www.nodramacollegecounseling.com/ Over three million young people graduate from high school in the U.S. each year. Some of them can’t wait to rush out and take on the adult world, but just as many are terrified. Students with special needs often fall into the second category. The […]



Virtual Advisors for College Admissions

Jun 20th, 2018 | By | Category: Admissions, Bloomberg Philanthropies, College, college admission, College aid for low income, College finance, College guidance, College Point, college preparation, CollegePoint, ESL student aid, Financial aid for low income, Low-income student aid, Virtual Advisors for College Admissions

A new nonprofit program called CollegePoint, https://www.collegepoint.info, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is working to assist the one-quarter of high achieving, low-income students navigating the college application process alone. CollegePoint contacts potential candidates directly, pinpointing those low-income high school students that do well on the PSAT or SAT, and matches them to a virtual advisor. Each […]



Disaster Preparedness

Jun 19th, 2018 | By | Category: College, college for homeschoolers, Disaster Preparedness, Earthquake Preparedness, Flood Preparedness, homeschool instruction, Homeschool resourses, Hurrican Preparedness, Lehman's Hardware, mary leppert, Tornado readiness

Top Three Ways to Prepare Yourself for a Disaster by Glenda Lehman Ervin (Item numbers refer to the Lehman’s Catalog items.) First in a three-part series Tornado in the forecast? Snowstorm on its way? Or perhaps those nasty rumors of another terrorist attack got you worried? With a little planning and foresight you can weather […]



Free Money for College for California Students

Feb 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Cal Grant, California Financial Aid, College finance, College Grants, College scholarships, Financial aid, Middle Class Scholarship Act

Paying for college can be difficult, but California has always been a leader in providing eligible students with an affordable college education. The Cal Grant and the Middle Class Scholarship are two great state programs to help California families afford college. Cal Grant, a need-based state financial aid program, has been a big part of […]



Top 10 States With the Highest Higher-Education Enrollment, Fall, 2017

Jan 8th, 2018 | By | Category: Admissions, California college enrollment, college admission, College Attendance by State, college for homeschoolers, Florida college enrollment, Georgia college enrollment, Home, Michigan college enrollment, New York college enrollment, North Carolina college enrollment, Ohio college enrollment, Pennsylvania college enrollment, Texas college enrollment, Top 10 States for College Enrollment

From http://www.asumag.com Fall 2017 enrollment in U.S. degree-granting higher-education institutions was 18,811,280, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The represents a 1 percent decrease from the fall 2016 number—19,010,459 students. The largest state, California, had by far the most college students—more than 2.5 million. The 10 states with the most students enrolled in higher-education institutions […]



Course Hero Scholarships

Nov 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Course Hero Scholarships, Scholarships, Student money, Tuition resources, Unique Scholarships, www.homeschoolalmanac.com, www.homeschoolmagazine.com, www.homeschoolnewslink.com, www.inspirededucationmagazine.com, www.thehomeschoolreview.com

www.coursehero.com/scholarships/ This organization offers college scholarships to the institution the winner is enrolled in, from the 15th of one month to the 15th of the next month. Applicants must create a Course Hero account, complete the Application and answer one short question in a creative manner, in 150 words or less. Winners are chosen based […]



Bachelor Degrees in Less Than 4 Years Save Money and Time

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: 3+3 J.D., 3-year Degree Programs, Accelerated college degrees, Admissions, Advanced Placement Exams, AP Exams, Article, Articles, Blog, by Emerson Sandow, Cleveland Marshall School of Law, College, college admission, college credit, College Debt, College finance, college for homeschoolers, college preparation, college testing, Degree in 3, Dual credit, High School, Hofstra, Homeschool college, Homeschool Courses, Homeschool Resources, HomeschoolNewsLink.com, Illinois college enrollment, John Marshall School of Law, Lake Erie College, Lake Forest College, Loyola Law School, N.H., Ohio college enrollment, Online College, Online Education, SNHU, Southern New Hampshire University, Student Debt, Student Loans, Student money, Texas college enrollment, University of Houston at Victoria, www.homeschoolmagazine.com, www.homeschoolnewslink.com, www.inspirededucationmagazine.com, www.snhu.edu, www.thehomeschoolreview.com

By Emerson Sandow, College Transcripts, Now.com Brief Overview For students wishing to save money on college tuition and other expenses associated with obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, many colleges and universities offer 3-year Bachelor’s degrees using a variety of alternative credit means. Some are Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school; dual enrollment high school/college credits; […]



ACT vs SAT?

Jun 30th, 2016 | By | Category: ACT, ACT vs SAT, Blog, College, college admission, College Board, college preparation, college testing, SAT, SAT prep

I recently heard a talk by a consultant to college students about some of the advantages of each of the big college entrance tests – the ACT and the SAT. The presenter stated a wide variety of facts about the two exams, but one thing that jumped out at me, that I want to share […]



Highest Debt College Grad States

May 31st, 2016 | By | Category: College Debt, College finance, Financial aid, Scholarships, Student Debt, Student Loans, Student money

American School and University             http://asumag.com/ In its report, “Student Debt and the Class of 2014,” the Institute for College Access & Success say that 69 percent of college students who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt and owed an average of $28,950. That is 2 percent more than the 2013 average of $28,400. The amount […]



Chemistry for Everyone – A Helpful Primer for High School or College Chemistry

Apr 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Articles, Blog, High School, High School Chemistry, High School Homeschool, Homeschool Courses, homeschool instruction, Homeschool Resources, Homeschool Textbooks

Tuxedo Publishing 7827 Wintercress Lane Springfield, VA 22152 www.tuxedopublishing.com E-mail: info@tuxedopublishing.com By Jennifer Nairne When I envisioned homeschooling my children, I wanted to create a safe and fun environment for engaged learning that inspired my kids to go beyond the traditional classroom restrictions in search of knowledge. It has not always been easy – grammar, […]