Barbara Hettle

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Date registered: July 12, 2011

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  1. Common Application Essay Strategies — June 22, 2017
  2. Financial Aid: Independent Student Status — June 1, 2017
  3. Tips for Pre-Law Majors — May 7, 2017
  4. Physical Education for Homeschoolers — December 22, 2016
  5. Extracurricular Ideas for Homeschool High School — October 22, 2016

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  1. Common Application Essay Strategies — 47 comments
  2. Highly Selective College Admissions for Homeschoolers — 31 comments
  3. Tips for the Common Application Activities Section — 29 comments
  4. Ivy League Homeschool Admissions — 18 comments
  5. College Options for Students with Asperger’s and Autism — 14 comments

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FAFSA Tips for Homeschooling Families

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the FAFSA, is the most important step to qualify for financial aid for college. This is the required form to receive federal money, such as Pell Grants, loans, and work study. Information from the FAFSA is also used by colleges to decide on grant awards and scholarships. Parents …

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Public Honors Colleges

Public Honors colleges offer students many perks from scholarships to small classes to specialized housing. Understand what this choice may offer your homeschooler.

Public Speaking for Homeschoolers

Fear of speaking in public is one of the most common anxieties. In fact, three in four people say they are afraid of public speaking. This can be problematic because speaking to a group is a skill that is necessary in many careers. Offering your homeschooler the opportunity to overcome this fear by participating in …

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Ivy League Homeschool Admissions

Can homeschoolers get into Ivy League colleges? Yes, but as for all students it is very competitive. Students who want to be successful in highly selective admissions are advised to start early and carefully build their academic profile during the high school years. In this article you will find information about the homeschool admissions requirements …

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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.

Volunteering for Homeschoolers

The primary motivation for volunteering among teen homeschoolers should be making a contribution to their community.  Teen volunteers can be a helpful source of labor and energy for community organizations. While it should be that the primary reason to volunteer is altruistic, it is okay to acknowledge that volunteering may also help teen homeschoolers prepare …

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Highly Selective College Admissions for Homeschoolers

Is your homeschooler hoping to be admitted to a top-ranked school such as Yale, Columbia, Harvard, MIT, or Stanford? While there are homeschoolers and unschoolers who are successful in admissions to top colleges, including Ivy League colleges, homeschooling alone is not enough. Homeschoolers who are accepted to highly selective colleges typically have worked exceptionally hard …

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Private Research Universities for Homeschoolers, Part Two

Homeschoolers need to look carefully at the admissions requirements of colleges they wish to apply to. This is a process that students can start early in high school long before they’ve developed their final college list. This article provides a look at the minimum expectations for private research universities. While requirements for homeschoolers vary from …

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Common Financial Aid Misconceptions

Do you have accurate information about financial aid and scholarships? Relying on second hand and outdated information can be a problem.

Why Your College Student Should Work

Is your teen balking at the idea of working during college? Are they worried it will hurt their GPA? Do they say it is unfair they have to work because other students will not? Wrong! Here are five reasons why  many college students consider getting a job. Students Who Work Take College More Seriously Research …

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