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 throughout the United States.

Homeschooling High School
Homeschoolers have a wide variety of options for high school, from unschooling to dual enrollment 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 have less stressful high school experience. Homeschoolers also have unique opportunities to develop academic and personal interests.

College for Homeschoolers
Homeschool Success clients have gained admission to a wide variety of colleges including many highly competitive colleges. Building a strong high school record can help make students more competitive for college admissions and merit aid. By understanding the expectation of college admissions offices, homeschoolers can plan to meet their unique educational goals while building track record of testing, academics, and extracurricular activities. 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.

Please Explore
You will find articles on all aspects of homeschooling high school and planning for college admissions as a homeschooler.  You may especially enjoy these articles:

9th Grade Homeschool Planning
Are Colleges Recruiting Homeschoolers?
The Big Talk: Money and College
Ivy League Homeschool Admissions

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




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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Big Student Loan Mistakes

Student loans have become a fact of life for many families facing the high cost of the college. The average college student now ends up owing around $28,400 in student loans. What many families don’t realize is that proper planning can help students avoid costly mistakes and lower the total amount of student debt. Here …

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Career Planning Tips for College Students

With an economic recession and rising college costs, students are realizing it makes sense to begin career planning early in their college education. Waiting until senior year to explore careers leaves little time and flexibility for making changes in the major course of study. Students who begin to research careers early in college will be …

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Is Your Homeschooler With Special Needs Ready for College?

College readiness is about more than completion of academic requirements. Parents of students with special needs should look at them as a whole person and make sure their child has developed the social, emotional, and life skills necessary for success in college. Executive function challenges such as ADHD and autism can pose challenges in a …

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