Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing 12- to 18-Year-Olds for Success in the College of Their Choice

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Everything You Need to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College Success
The transition from homeschooling children to preparing them for success in college deserves both planning and preparation. As the parent of a homeschooler, you have many issues to consider besides academic excellence: fulfilling other people's expectations and standards, tackling standardized tests and application essays, and introducing your homeschooler to the atmosphere of...
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Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing 12- to 18-Year-Olds for Success in the College of Their Choice

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Everything You Need to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College Success
The transition from homeschooling children to preparing them for success in college deserves both planning and preparation. As the parent of a homeschooler, you have many issues to consider besides academic excellence: fulfilling other people's expectations and standards, tackling standardized tests and application essays, and introducing your homeschooler to the atmosphere of a college campus.
Now you can direct your child confidently and effectively. This important addition to Prima's acclaimed homeschooling series is filled with tips and insider advice from homeschooling families whose children now attend the schools of their choice. Inside are the answers to your questions, including how to:
·Decide what type of college is right for your homeschooler
·Develop the proper college-preparatory curriculum for your child
·Learn what colleges expect from homeschooled applicants
·Prepare your homeschooler for the admissions process
"Cafi Cohen is THE source for the high school homeschooler looking to apply to his or her favorite college." —Manfred Smith, president and founder, Maryland Home Education Association
"Don't start homeschooling your college-bound teenager without this book. Cafi Cohen is your homeschooler's personal guidance counselor." —Maureen McCaffery, editor in chief, Homeschooling Today
"A must-read for homeschool parents exploring higher-education options for their children. This book will equip, encourage, and empower parents and their students." —Tom Ertz, director, Marion (Iowa) Home School Assistance Program
"An outstanding resource for homeschooling teens and their parents. With its invaluable resource listings and handy checklists, this book will allay many of the concerns of college-bound homeschoolers." —Jeanne Biggerstaff, homeschooling parent and president, Oregon Home Education Network
"If you are homeschooling a child and wonder about college, then read this book!" —Billy and Nancy Greer, Fun Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761527541
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Home Learning Library Series
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,015,481
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Cafi Cohen is a popular speaker and a columnist for Home Education Magazine, Homeschooling Today, and The LINK, a homeschool newspaper. She and her husband homeschooled two children, with their daughter going on to college and their son to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cafi lives in Arroyo Grande, California, with her family.
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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
Acknowledgments

I: Homeschoolers and College
1. College Admissions and Homeschooling
2. College or Not?
3. High School at Home
4. Shopping for Colleges
II: Paper Trails
5. Administrivia: Documentation Choices
6. What Counts?: Creating Credit and Granting a Diploma
7.Compiling a Portfolio
8. Writing a Transcript
9. Dazzling Application Essays
10. Outside Evaluations: Recommendation Letters, College Admissions Tests, and College Classes
III: The Admissions Process
11. Up Close and Personal: Campus Visits and Interviews
12. Finding Money
13. Timelines: Putting It All Together
14. "How Do They Do?"—College Experiences of Homeschoolers
Index
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