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. Her goal is to simplify the college admissions process. She is able to help with all aspects of the process including: test planning, homeschool documents including transcripts, financial aid and scholarships, and considerations for students with disabilities. Both personalized consulting and free resources are available.

Homeschool Success provides parents with the resources they need to be effective guidance counselors to their children.  One free site resource is a printable PDF guide to college requirements for homeschoolers. It details three different college tracks including highly selective colleges.

The blog at Homeschool Success offers many articles. These articles offer expert information for parents who are considering homeschooling high school. Students can learn about most of college visits with careful planning. Other blog entries provide advice on college essays.  Help is also available in navigating financial aid and scholarship process. Homeschool graduates who are now enrolled in college can get tips on budgeting and success in college courses.

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




Colleges That Change Lives for Homeschoolers

Colleges that Change Lives (CTCL) is a network of liberal arts colleges in the United States. CTCL began with a book by New York Times editor Loren Pope. The goal of the book was to publicize alternatives to highly selective colleges and the frenzied admissions culture in higher education. CTCL continues as an organization that …

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Bubble Sheet

Superscoring May Benefit Your Homeschooler

Some colleges admissions offices will use a practice called superscoring as they consider an applicant’s SAT scores.  Superscoring combines subtest scores from different test dates and calculates them to the student’s best advantage. So, a student will be able to use their best math, reading, and writing score for multiple test dates to combine for …

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financial aid

Six Financial Aid Misconceptions

Far too often people pass around “information” about financial aid that is simply inaccurate. What was true thirty years ago has often changed. It is also difficult to have general conversations about financial aid and scholarships because every student’s individual circumstances will be so different. What holds true for one student may be irrelevant or …

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Volunteering for Homeschoolers, Part One

Many homeschooling teens find volunteering to be one of the most satisfying part of their high school education.  In this three part series we will explore why teens should volunteer, where they can find volunteer opportunities, and how volunteering may be relevant in college admissions and scholarships. Why Homeschoolers Should Volunteer Of course the biggest …

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