The Beginner’s Guide to Preparing a Homeschooler for College
Welcome! The Beginner’s Guide to Preparing a Homeschooler for College is a collection of posts, resources, and courses here at Blog, She Wrote which focus on homeschooling high school with an eye for college and university as the next step after high school.
Scroll through and click on for resources such as:
- high school essay writing help
- reading and reading lists for homeschooling high school
- connecting with your teens through books
- navigating collection selection
- using The Common App- with a free checklist because it’s a multi-step process for homeschoolers
- applying to colleges and universities
- homeschool consulting– for advice on all things high school and college admission
- Homeschooling for College by Design– an eCourse for families to help you with college prep and college admission
Homeschooling for College
Check out How to Be a Rockstar at Homeschooling High School for more early homeschooling high school tips.
Those will get you started on the right foot.
Along with the eCourse, Homeschooling High School by Design.
- How to Make a Four Year Homeschool High School Plan– not set in stone, but it’s definitely a good idea to have a rough road map for the high school years. Be open to flexibility in the plan, but have a guide based on input from your teen.
- Earning Credits with a Project Based High School– how do you quantify genuine project work in high school and count it for high school credit? Get ideas and learn about resources.
Skills for the College Bound Homeschooler
- Writing the Personal Essay– a fact of life when it comes to applying to college. Your student needs to write a good one!
- A Homeschooler’s Guide to the Persuasive Essay– Writing a persuasive essay with a strong, decisive argument is a skill necessary for your high schooler’s future, even if it’s only for college entrance exams.
- High School Skills: Analyzing Text– Hands down one of the most important writing skills your teen will learn. Being able to write about what you read and synthesizing new information from several things you read at once, is a critical skill for university life.
Reading for the College Bound Homeschooler
- How to Engage Your Teen with Books– One of the most effective ways to stay connected with your teen throughout high school and beyond is with books. Enter story worlds together and keep some common ground. This will foster areas of your relationship that will last a life time!
- 100 Books You Should Read by the Time You Turn 20– a list for teens by teens in answer to the best books of all time by NPR. How many have you read?
The Homeschooling for College Process
This is where things get exciting!
Watching our teens pull together their work and package it for college admission is amazing.
And, a little scary.
Take it one step at a time and let your high schooler lead the way!
- How to Apply to Art & Design School– applying to art and design school with a portfolio is a special process. Check out this best practice post. We give a place to start and tips for making a strong presentation to prospective schools, including competitive design programs.
- How to Navigate the College Selection Process as a Homeschooler– Where do you even start? How do you make sure you hit everything you are supposed to along the way? Use this post as your guide.
- Preparing for College Made Easy: A Guide to The Common App– The Common App has many assignments for homeschooling parents and if your teen is applying to a school that uses The Common App, you want to be ready. Read this post and subscribe to get your Common App Checklist for Homeschoolers!
Homeschooling for College by Design eCourse
Homeschooling for College by Design is an ecourse designed to help families package their unique homeschools for competitive college admission.
Making the most of the opportunities you’ve given to your high schoolers is a top priority.
Learn how to prepare your teen for all things college with lessons on:
- College Essays
- Dual Enrollment
- Ways to Earn College Credit in High School
- Official Transcript Creation
- Applying to Competitive Programs- Service Academies and Ivy League Schools
- Applying to Art & Design Schools- specifics on portfolios
- Getting Start with & Using The Common App- specific guidelines for each piece required by homeschooling parents
- Financial Aid & Scholarships
The bonus for this course is the Transcript Builder. Inside Homeschooling for College by Design is an electronic, custom transcript builder which allows you to make, print, or distribute electronically your high schooler’s transcript.
Get a Free Checklist for The Common App for Homeschoolers
The Common App has many pieces specifically for homeschooling parents to fill out.
Check out this mini-lesson from the course, Homeschooling for College by Design and you’ll get the checklist for parents to keep track of each task along the way.
Plus, you’ll receive weekly tips on the topic of preparing your homeschooler for college.
Starting on the road to college admission
is an exciting time for families!
For homeschooling families, the task requires some extra preparation.
Subscribe for tips you can use along the way.
Step into the final years of homeschooling with confidence.
You’ve got this!