How to Be SURE Your Teen is READY for College

Summary:  Do you have a college bound teen?  Do you wonder what you need to know to get them into college. Sharing tips for that and more.  #homeschoolhighschool #gettingintocollege This may include affiliate links.  Please see my disclosure policy.

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Are you homeschooling a high schooler who wants to go to college?  

Does going through the college entrance process with your homeschooled teen give you pause?

Do you wonder how colleges look at homeschoolers?  Are there specific homeschool high school requirements?

Do the colleges accept homeschool high school credits?

I have been blogging about college for many years now, and many of my college posts are on my blog here.  I helped my daughter get accepted to each of the colleges on her list with merit scholarship offers.  She is a college grad now.

I decided to gather together my best tips and make them into an easy to use handbook for college.  And it is just for homeschoolers. 

I was so anxious about the college admissions process as a homeschooler when I began helping our teen.  

But I needn't have been.  

My 2e teen got into each college that she applied to, with scholarship offers, including a state college, a tier one U, a harder-to-get-into private Christian college, and one more.  We as homeschoolers often worry.....

- Do we need an accredited transcript? 

- Are there extra hoops to jump through for homeschoolers? 

- and how am I going to make my teen's homeschool transcript?  

Let's start with transcripts.  You do not need to have accredited transcripts to get your teen into college.  We didn't and our teen got into each college on her list.

My best tips for that are below, with guidance for doing them in the way that the colleges are used to seeing.  This is from a chapter in my book, which is a guide to college for homeschoolers.

Another common question is this - How can I be sure my teen is ready for college writing?

Here's my best tips for that, which is also one of the chapters in my book.

Knowing how to write essays and research reports is an important skill for success in college.  My book includes a lot more tips and outlines 10 easy steps for homeschooling to college.  Plus 7 NEW chapters.  

Would you like more help for getting your homeschooled teen into college?  

You don't have to hire an expensive college counselor.  

With my book beside you as your guide, you can continue homeschooling high school your way, just like we did.  And keep your own nurturing homeschool style.

Did you know my book also includes my step by step guide to the Common Application, just for homeschoolers? 

Amazon for only $11.99

This book is an easy-to-read guide to college for homeschoolers, recently updated with 7 NEW chapters, including:

- My own homeschoolers guide to the Common Application
- How to write the Counselor Recommendation Letter
- Where to find college scholarships
- SAT/ACT Prep
- How to make your own homemade courses
Included are also 12 homeschool high school planning printables to make your record-keeping easier. 

My book does not try to tell you how to homeschool high school.  Instead it gives you guidance on homeschool requirements and more.  
It gives you the details involved for planning to homeschool your college bound teen.  

Plus help them get into the college of their choice.

Keep your nurturing homeschool style and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges!

Recommended by: 

Lessa Scherrer, Certified College Counselor
"Betsy has a wealth of understanding and knowledge to share with the parents of college bound homeschoolers.  She provides support, encouragement and step-by-step advice on all aspects of the homeschool high school and college application process. This book is a must-read for parents considering homeschooling high school and for parents in the thick of the application process."

How about help for record keeping?   Included are my exclusive high school and college planning printables.

The planning forms include:

College Entrance Requirements Form
Overall High School Plan
Curriculum Planning Sheet
High School Credit Record Form
Transcript Form
Activities and Awards Form
Homemade Course Form
Writing the College Essay Form
Course Descriptions Record Keeping Form
Reference Letter Request Form
PE Record Form

For more information, click here - Frugal College Prep for Homeschoolers or to buy it here - my book on Amazon for only $11.99.  

And don't worry about forgetting things!

Not ready to buy the book yet?  Check out all of my up to date posts on high school  here, and click on the COLLEGE tab on my blog for lots more on college, too.

Here's my daughter on her first day of college.  She got into each college on her list with merit scholarship offers.

She graduated cum laude last spring.  Be encouraged.  Homeschooling is a great way to prepare your teen for college, if that is where they are heading.

Showcase your student's accomplishments to the colleges!

Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.

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  1. Just picked up your book, Betsy! Looking forward to learning from your wisdom and experience!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment, Carlie Lake! I hope my book is a help to you and your precious teen! And feel free to send me a question or two through messaging at my facebook page, if you like. It is here - Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!


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