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College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 3 of 3)

College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 3 of 3)
The admissions process into selective colleges is not “fair” by any measure. The process is often determined as much by the parents of the applicant as it is the accomplishments of the applicant, sometimes more so. If you are middle class, your child has a much lower chance of getting into a selective college than the son of someone worth hundreds of millions of dollars. If you work 40 hours... 

College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 2 of 3)

College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 2 of 3)
College education is not the be all and end all that so many public education advocates and politicians make it out to be. As most homeschoolers know, a self-directed or individualized education trumps the standard 20-to-a-classroom uniform instruction experience that the majority of students receive through primary and secondary schools. It is no surprise that many of them believe that they can... 

College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 1 of 3)

College Admissions for Homeschool Students (Part 1 of 3)
photo credit: eduify.com I used to believe that the primary purpose of K-12 education was to get kids into college. And the primary purpose of college was to allow them to get good jobs, or to get into graduate school to get better jobs in the future. I also bought into the argument that I needed to support the public education system to be patriotic, to increase the competitiveness of the nation... 

New Facebook App (Sort of) Tells College Applicants What Their Chances Are

New Facebook App (Sort of) Tells College Applicants What Their Chances Are
This past week I came across a new Facebook App, AdmissionSplash, which seemed to get some people really excited.  By entering in standard data such as GPA and SAT/ACT score, the app would let one know their chances of getting into their targeted schools.  One could also enter in additional information such as race, religion, and extra-curricular activities to increase the accuracy of the prediction. I... 
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