Mid Year Reports

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No sooner than homeschool parents finish the Common Application School Report than they have to turn around and submit the next document, the Mid Year Report. This can basically be the student’s transcript updated with official mid year grades from the various venues. You will also be asked to include course descriptions. This can be  [read more] …

Back it Up!

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  All of my children live in the world of high tech where a daily (if not hourly) computer back up is crucial to protect valuable work. Yet, many of us don’t think about the information that might be lost if our personal computers crash. Certainly there are the important household records, but many do  [read more] …

Keep Application Priorities Straight

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There are some things so big, so all-encompassing, that you just have to live through it to understand the enormity of the task: marriage, childbirth, and running a marathon are just a few things that come to mind. I would have to add college applications to the list after helping hundreds of families over the  [read more] …

What Do You Want Them to Remember?

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When an admissions officer reads your student’s college application, what will be their takeaway? After sifting through the academics facts, the essays, the short answer questions, the opinions of teachers and the school counselor, what will the reader be left with? The answer to that depends largely on how your student handles their application. If  [read more] …

The Importance of Clarity

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Online college application forms have a way of forcing our brains into automatic mode – check the box, answer the question, keep moving . . . . . Yet, this seemingly impersonal procedure is the only avenue of communicating the vibrancy of the individual student in question. We know, as we look at this child  [read more] …