Common Application Essay Strategies

Essays are a crucial step in the college admissions process for most students. Seniors completing the Common Application need to choose from one of seven different essay prompts. There are no good or bad essay prompts, but there are prompts that fit...

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...

The Big Talk: Money and College

Parents:  Have you talked with your teenagers about how much you are willing and able to pay for college?  I know talking about money makes a lot of families really uncomfortable, but I’m going to suggest strongly that if your student is in high...

9th Grade Homeschool Planning

Beginning homeschool high school with a strong plan for academics, extracurriculars, and testing will help keep your student’s options open for college.  If you have a middle schooler or a student starting 9th grade, here are some things to consider...

Outsourcing in the Homeschool High School, Part One

While some families homeschool high school entirely on their own, most explore outsourcing at least some high school subjects. Outsourcing simply means using an option other than the parent teaching the course. Outsourcing possibilities may include...

Colleges Every Homeschooler Should Know

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between a college and a university? Do you know what a proprietary school is? Prepare yourself for college admissions by learning the vocabulary commonly used to describe different types of colleges...

Homeschool Success Services

Homeschool Success supports you as you homeschool through high school. We will help you navigate the college admissions process with as little stress and as much joy as possible.  Through email, phone, and videoconferencing we serve families in...

College Admissions Etiquette

While the college admissions process may be overly complicated and frustrating at times, it can also provide an excellent opportunity for teens to develop social skills that will serve them in college and the workplace...

Quick and Easy College Prep Tasks

Thinking about preparing for the future can sometimes feel overwhelming. Tasks like creating a college list, studying for college admissions tests, learning about college majors, and choosing a career are so complex...

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