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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 […]



National College Planners – the Fast Track Through the Admissions Hoops!

Jan 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Articles, Blog, college for homeschoolers, college preparation

By Alexis Kindig The college admission and financial aid application processes can be overwhelming, perhaps especially so for home high-schoolers who don’t have access to a guidance counselor. There are so many choices to make, so many forms to fill out, and so much information to gather, it all gets very stressful very quickly. • […]



COLLEGE BOARD AP EXAM INFORMATION FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

Sep 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Admissions, Advanced Placement Exams, AP Exams, CLEP, College, college admission, College Board, college credit, College Debt, college for homeschoolers, college preparation, college testing, Dual credit, High School Homeschool, SAT, SAT prep, Student Loans, Transcripts, University

http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/scores/prepare/homeschool Because parents and students cannot order exams directly, the AP Program encourages schools to assist homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP courses and exams. Schools that agree to administer exams to these students should note the following: • Locating a school: Once a parent or student locates a school willing […]



Bringing Computer Science to Your Homeschool World

Jan 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Admissions, Articles, Blog, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computing, high school computing, High School Homeschool, Homeschool Computer Science, Homeschool Courses, homeschool instruction, Homeschool Resources, Homeschool Textbooks, Transcripts

By Chris Yust, Homeschool Programming, Inc. You no doubt already have the basic subjects covered in your curriculum: Reading, writing, math, history, arts, science, geography, social studies … all of these things have an endless variety of resources available to you! None of them are likely to be that intimidating to teach either; after all, […]



College, Homeschool Style

Nov 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Admissions, Articles, College, college for homeschoolers, college preparation, college reading, High School, High School Homeschool, Homeschool Courses, homeschool instruction, Homeschool Resources, Student Loans, Transcripts

by Rachel Phillips [Editor’s Note: Skidmore’s University Without Walls is closing in May. We chose to re-print this article from 2007 as an overview of the college experience in general. Currently, UMASS, Amherst offers a UWW program, as do other institutions around the country. http://www.umass.edu/uww/.] Since the time I was a teenager homeschooling through the […]



Our Learning Folio

Nov 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Admissions, Articles, College, college for homeschoolers, college preparation, High School Homeschool, Homeschool Courses, homeschool instruction, Homeschool Resources, Record Keeping, Transcripts

The perfect tool for Transcript-building Tracking PO Box 510526 Milwaukee, WI 53203 877-836-9960; www.ourlearningfolio.com Two of the most important non-teaching aspects of homeschooling are planning and record-keeping. A well-thought-out plan can make acquiring materials and teaching them much easier and more efficient. After completion, the years and studied subjects slip by much too rapidly and […]