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



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Tests Every Homeschooler Should Know

One concern for many families homeschooling high school is keeping track of necessary testing required for college admissions. You may have heard of a long list of college tests: SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT subject tests, AP, CLEP, Accuplacer, COMPASS. Fortunately, not every student will need to take every one of these tests. As a homeschooler …

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Common Application Essay Strategies

Students completing their college applications in the fall of 2014 will be choosing from the Common Application essay topics. The prompts which first premiered last fall received generally positive feedback, so the Common Application decided to stick with the same prompts. In this article, we’ll review each one of the prompts and discuss strategies for …

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Extracurricular Ideas for Homeschool High School

Homeschooling high school is about a lot more than academics. Extracurricular involvement for homeschoolers doesn’t always look the same as it does for traditional high school students, but it remains crucial to helping teens find ways to build on their interests and develop their strengths. Some parents worry that extracurricular activities will add to the …

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Career Planning Checklist for College Freshmen

Don’t wait until senior year to discover everything you wish you would have done earlier. Students who start early in college will have time to take advantage of early planning. Check out these simple ideas to add career planning into your college career from the beginning. Visit the Campus Career Office Ask if they offer …

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