College Prep for Homeschoolers

Summary:  This is a must have guide to college for homeschoolers.  It spells out 10 easy steps for going from homeschool to college, including printables for planning.  New chapters include my best tips for the Common Application, SAT/ACT Prep, making homemade courses and finding college scholarships.  #getintocollege , #collegeadmissionsforhomeschoolers, #homeschooltocollege

Are you homeschooling a teen who wants to go to college? 

Or are you a mama who is thinking about homeschooling high school but wondering if your teen could still get into college?

You they can!

You can put together a nurturing high school program and help your teen get into college at the same time.

And your homeschool can still be interest led!  Our daughter explored hands-on science projects to save the salmon in our local creek, made videos and entered them in a contest, ran for office at Youth and Government, competed in irish stepdancing, learned to make freezer jam, and made lots of high school friends.

There's electives, high school activities, and time to explore new things.  It is a great time for your teen to discover their own interests and gifts.

Knowing the details of college planning can free you up to create an individualized high school program for your teen, like we did.

But how?

Create your own unique and nurturing high school program for your teen and showcase their accomplishments to the colleges!


Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, - 2nd edition

Paperback is at Barnes and Noble
Only $11.49

I share my tips, gathered from helping my daughter get into college, and researching the topic over the years to keep up to date.

This book is your Must have Guide to College for Homeschoolers. It outlines 10 easy-to-do steps for getting your homeschooled teen into college. AND this is the NEW second edition, with more than 4 NEW chapters.

It not only includes everything that you need to help them get into college, but also to prepare them to be ready for college level work.  

No need to purchase an expensive course!

It not only includes everything that you need to help them get into college, but also to prepare them to be ready for college level work.  There are 12 downloadable high school homeschool planning printables plus a transcript form for you to just fill in, to make your work easier.

This NEW Edition includes all the old chapters from the 1st edition:

-  Researching the college entrance requirements
     and what to do when you don't know which college they will attend?????

-  Planning your high school and making a 4 year plan

-  Choosing your high school curriculum
      and a list of our favorites, plus those that are also well respected

-  How to assign high school credit
      for traditional and self-designed homemade courses

-  Making your teen's transcripts

-  Choosing your high school electives
       and how they can help with college admissions

-  Writing a winning college essay
        with tips from experts

-  Course descriptions and reference letters
        with forms for record keeping, and for requesting reference letters

-  Preparing your teen for college writing
        and what to expect from their professors

-  PE and nature study
        and building in the fun

This NEW 2nd edition now has 17 Chapters:

Chapter 1 - Skipping Public School all the Way to College

Chapter 2 - 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School

Chapter 3 - Researching College and Getting Started

Chapter 4 - Planning High School with College in Mind

Chapter 5 - Choosing Your High School Curriculum

Chapter 6 - Three Ways to High School Credit

Chapter 7 - Making Your Teen's Transcripts

Chapter 8 - High School Electives and Activities

Chapter 9 - Making Homemade Courses

Chapter 10 - Writing a Winning College Essay

Chapter 11 - Course Descriptions and Reference Letters

Chapter 12 - The Common Application

Chapter 13 - Preparing Your Teen for College Writing

Chapter 14 - Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT

Chapter 15 - Top Sources for College Scholarships

Chapter 16 - Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others

Chapter 17 - Don’t Forget the FUN!

Unlike many guide for college out there, this book is written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, as if you are sitting down to a cup of tea or coffee with the author. Showcase your teen's accomplishments to college admissions while keeping your nurturing homeschooling style that you love.


You will have (downloadable) forms for:

-  The specific college entrance requirements for your student

-  Your teen's 4 year high school plan

-  Curriculum planning

-  Credit recording form - Keep track of those credits as they earn them!

-  Transcript form, editable for you to just fill in.  It is the kind the colleges are used to seeing,
        with detailed instructions

-  Homemade course forms
         Make your own courses, and turn your teen's activities into credit!

-  Checklist for the college essay

-  Course descriptions recording form
and more.

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, - 2nd edition

Paperback is at Barnes and Noble
Only $11.49
Coming to Amazon soon.
Kindle is coming, too.

What are people saying about Homeschooling High School with College in Mind?

Recommended by Lessa Scherrer, Certified College Counselor, from College Inside Track, who wrote the introduction to the book.

"Watch your fears about homeschooling high school vanish as you read this book!  I was nervous wreck and put off planning for high school.  Betsy put me at ease with her encouragement and experiences, and the printable forms are invaluable!"
..........................Amy, mom of 5 boys from Rock Your Homeschool 

"Homeschooling High School just got easier with Betsy Sproger's helpful guide to all you need to know in homeschooling high school with college in mind."  
..................Anne Campbell from The Learning Table

"This book is packed with valuable information, and it's written in an easy-to-read format for those of us who don't have the time to read dictionary-size manuals.  I truly believe that Betsy literally thought of everything and didn't think twice about including it."
..........................Shelly, mom to 12 at There's No Place Like Home

"What I Love about this book is that it gives you actionable things to do along the way.  From your choice of courses, to keeping records, how to calculate credit and more!  It is an affordable and quick reference to help you plan and navigate homeschooling high school with college in mind."
........................Heidi, homeschool mom of 4 from Starts at Eight


To encourage families to homeschool high school in their own unique way.

And keep high school FUN!

While making the college process easier to do.

My book shows you how to:

Put together your own unique High School Program


Deal with college admissions without fear!


Showcase your student's accomplishments to the colleges!

This book is based on my experience helping my teen get accepted by each of the colleges on her list with scholarship offers, including and a tier one U.  She is now studying at the University of Washington, which is listed as #15 in the top 25 colleges in the United States.

The tips in this book helped my 2e daughter with attentional and sensory issues, get into her top choice university.  And be prepared to do so!


- BS in Occupational Therapy with Concentration in Education

-  Homeschool Consultant to the Kent School District
  working with college bound high school families

- Worked directly with teens and young adults with learning issues

-  14 years of homeschooling, from preschool thru graduation

-  6 years of creating interest led homemade courses for middle and high school, such as video-making, and making homemade courses for social studies and English, based on high school outside activities and/or our own design.

-  Homeschooled high school, interest led, and navigated the college entrance process with a student who had sensory and attentional issues.

-   Proven ability to prepare teens for college level work, shown by my daughter earning Dean's List     grades starting in her first quarter.  How about that for homeschooling!!


My daughter is now a college grad who graduated last spring from the University of Washington with Honors.

She earned a degree in Communications, with a minor in Political Science and leadership, interests she grew in her high school years at home.

Her outside activities and homemade elective  lead her to this major.  And most importantly, she had a great college experience and has many options for future employment.

Are you homeschooling high school with college in mind?

Why not create an interest led, college prep course for your high schooler, too?

My book is your guide to homeschooling high school, plus how to apply to college, all in one!

No need to purchase an expensive course.  I keep my prices low to make my book/ebook available to families who are frugal, like us!

Take it step by step and study it, one chapter at a time.  And my book is not a PDF.  It is a bound paperback, and will soon be available as a kindle, with downloadable planning forms.

Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, is your guide to high school and college, too!

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