Welcome to Homeschool Success!

Homeschool SuccessHomeschool Success helps families homeschool high school and plan for college admissions. Barbara Hettle is a veteran homeschooling parent and a certified college counselor. Homeschool Success provides resources and individualized consulting services to students around the United States. Her goal is to help make it easier for families to homeschool high school and keep a wide range of college options open.

Homeschooling High School
Homeschoolers have a wide variety of options for high school from unschooling to virtual school. Our blog offers information about all aspects of planning for high school including academics, testing, and extracurricular activities. Homeschooling is a great way for teens to have a more productive and test stressful high school experience that allows them opportunity to develop their individual interests.

College for Homeschoolers
Homeschoolers can be successful in admissions to a wide range of college options including the most highly competitive colleges. Building a strong high school record can help make students more competitive for college admissions and merit aid. Homeschoolers are expected to take tests such as the ACT or SAT and many opt for additional tests such as APs or SAT subject tests. Through their college application essays and through homeschool records such as the transcript, course descriptions, and school profile homeschoolers can build a strong case for the advantages of their unique educational path.

Thank you for exploring the information and resources available at Homeschool Success. It is our honor to be of service to the homeschooling community. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Barbara Hettle, Founder of Homeschool Success




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Attend College Abroad

With rising US college costs, students are considering the possibility of earning their full college degree abroad. Media headlines touting free college in Germany and other countries have many US students wondering if it is a realistic option to attend university internationally. Students excited by the possibility of college in another country will find planning …

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College Textbook Costs: What to Expect and How to Save

What will textbooks cost? A recent survey finds the average college student spends about $1,200 a year on textbooks. Textbook costs vary based on a student’s major. Students in English or social sciences may find they are more often assigned lower cost paperbacks. Science majors may find that many texts for core subjects run as …

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National Merit Scholarship Awards

Homeschoolers who wish to earn larger merit scholarships should take the PSAT seriously. The PSAT is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. While the scholarships awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation are fairly small, a number of colleges offer large scholarship packages to National Merit Finalists who enroll. Colleges that offer awards …

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Senior Year Homeschool Planning

The senior year class schedule is on a student’s transcript and it will be considered as part of the admissions process.  As you plan for senior year, I encourage you to avoid two common senior scheduling pitfalls: Pitfall One – We Finished Requirements So We Are Done:  Some parents look at the list of state …

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