Tailored to homeschoolers considering whether or not college is the right option for them, and the many college options available, bullet-pointed lists of easy-to-digest information and plenty of real-life anecdotes from homeschoolers will give you a pathway through the process. An overview of record-keeping with individual chapters on transcripts, portfolios, essays, and other application elements are included, as well as a section on campus visits and financial aid. Listen to the advice from homeschool parents and students who have been through the process, gotten in, gone to school, and graduated, and learn what they did that worked, what they would do differently, and their thoughts on the whole experience. 307 pages, indexed softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 321 Vendor: Three Rivers Press Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9 X 7.38 (inches) ISBN: 0761527540 ISBN-13: 9780761527541 Availability: In Stock
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
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.
Everything You Need to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College Success