As a homeschooling parent, you are responsible for creating a high school transcript to use for college applications. This is no cause to panic.
Why? Because there is no such thing as a standard transcript form even among school districts.
Try this, do an image search on “high school transcripts samples” in Google. Take a look at the wide variety of fake transcripts offered for “novelty” purposes. There is no such thing as a “correct” transcript. Continue reading
As part of the transfer and site redesign, I’m moving all of the college information to my DIY College Rankings website. I’m working on a section for just homeschoolers. If you’re looking for college information specific to Texas, click on Texas College Resources.
As a result of the recent growth of homeschooling in the US, colleges and universities have received an increasing number of application from home-schooled students. Admissions offices have found it necessary to assess whether and how their admissions requirements should be modified to allow fair review of the credentials submitted by homeschooled students. Continue reading
(or why this opportunity is too good to pass up)
In Texas, high school students may enroll in classes that offer high school credit as well as college credit under the Dual Credit Program. Dual credit classes meet college standards and are usually considered honors or Advanced Placement (AP) high school classes. Continue reading
So your first question is what would a homeschool mom know about college athletic recruiting? Simple, it’s like everything else in homeschooling–once our son decided that he wanted to play baseball in college we realized that we would have to figure out the process ourselves. A lot of what we learned can be applied to anyone trying to play college sports but the specifics here will be on baseball. Continue reading
When looking at this schedule, keep in mind this is geared for baseball players. In many ways, your senior season will not count. Most coaches (not all) will have already filled their recruit classes for the following year (your college freshman year) and some of the slots for the year after that (your college sophomore year.) Continue reading
If at all possible, you want the coaches from the college you are interested in to see you play. This is a qualified statement since some colleges will recruit players strictly off video. These tend to smaller colleges or schools without any recruiting budget. With that aside, baseball camps can be a very effective way to get in front of several college coaches in a very short period of time. Continue reading
The following are books about the college athletic recruiting process that I’ve actually read. Just because I didn’t particularly like a book doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t work for someone else. I think the whole process is hit or miss–getting the first book is the important part. Once you have the book, you start to realize what you don’t know and can go from there. Continue reading