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Will your child be prepared for college? Which colleges will accept homeschooled students? What are the requirements for enrollment? Where do I begin? You will find answers to all these questions and more. Every year homeschoolers are admitted to hundreds of colleges in at least five countries. Navigating the college maze doesn't have to be a mystery. Budget Home$chool provides link to colleges that accept homeschoolers, college scholarship resources and provides the information you need to ensure your child is well on the road to reaching his or her goals.

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    • Colleges That Admit Homeschoolersby Learn in Freedom Ages: 15+Every year homeschoolers are admitted to hundreds of colleges in at least five countries. Those who prepare thoroughly can be admitted with full scholarships at those selective colleges that some parents daydream about their children attending. Read on...Subjects: college, homeschool, education, admitting, ratings

    • Guaranteed Scholarships and Financial Aidby Mary and Dan Rosenfield Ages: 15+By guaranteed scholarships, we mean those which are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines...Subjects: college, scholarship, application, grant, school, institution, financial aid

    • Home Schooled Studentsby Georgia Perimeter College Ages: 14 - 25An applicant who completed high school graduation requirements under a home school program or graduated from a non-accredited high school may be considered for admission.Subjects: admission, guidelines, requirements, college, curriculum, freshman

    • Beauty & Cosmetology School Authorityby Beauty Schools Directory Ages: 16 - 25With over 1,000 schools in our directory, we will get you in contact with schools to start training for your new career. If you are looking for information on Beauty Schools, Cosmetology Schools, and programs that teach Esthetics/Skin Care...Subjects: cosmetology, barber, school, training, massage

    • Taming the SAT Test Monsterby Jean Burk Ages: 14+Taking the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT tests can be a very scary experience. Stress can be a giant that freezes students in their tracks. But don't fear, preparation and knowledge can help alleviate the test anxiety that many students face. Here are some important steps to help relieve the fear that seems to lurk in the minds of many students...Subjects: article, practice, distractions, testing, tips, secrets, SAT, testing, Standardized Assessment Test , PSAT/NMSQT, logic, fear, advice

    • Home of all your college preparation needs!by CollegePrep-101 Ages: 14+We've helped literally hundreds of thousands of high school students and others through the process of applying to, selecting and transitioning to college. Our philosophy is the more information a student has when they get to college...Subjects: college, preparation, student, scholarship, information

    • Affordable Online Colleges in America: Rankings & Report Ages: 14+Edudemic ranked over 180 online colleges based on student value, price, and reputation. We recommend these schools for online students. This ranking provides you with information about the most affordable colleges online out there today. We first assessed the schools using a complex group of variables, then stack ranked them, and eventually determined objective measurements of how far a dollar takes you at each one. The end result pointed us toward the colleges that had the best balance of low tuition and stellar performance metrics.Subjects: Online College, ranked, education, schools, physical campuses, students, affordable, analysis, national, graduation rate

    • Financial Aid Linksby Ann Zeise Ages: 14+A list of financial aid links for homeschoolers seeking funding for college.Subjects: financial aid, links, homeschool

    • Homeschooling College, too?by Ann Zeise Ages: 14+Using the internet, students may earn a few credits or a college diploma through distance learning. College at home is becoming increasingly popular for many reasons.Subjects: college, search, university, online, students, diploma, college at home

    • Preparing for College: An Online Tutorialby Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D. Ages: 14 - 25Selecting a college, a major field of study, and courses is easier if you have career areas in mind. It is also important, however, to keep your mind open to new areas of study and employment as you learn new things.Subjects: transition, high school, college, disabilities, postsecondary education, plan, prepare

    • ACU Center for Home School College Studiesby Center of Home School College Studies Ages: 16+Important social and personal factors motivate families to home school their children at the primary and secondary levels. Home school families make great investments in the home school experience, investments that can be eroded by the college campus...Subjects: college, political, campus, family, university

    • College education - online degrees linksby Homeschool Math Ages: 15+Having fun teaching your kids? Learn alongside them and lead by example by studying online - you can get anything from an MBA online to a degree in psychology online. Or take all the knowledge you've gained homeschooling and get a teaching degree.Subjects: links, college, degree, MBA, online, education

    • High School and Beyondby Homeschool Central Ages: 14 - 18This page has links that will help you homeschool your high school student. There are also links for planning for college.Subjects: links, high school, students, college, preparation

    • College Track: Takes More Than A Good SAT Scoreby Jean Burk Ages: 14+"We're not just looking for smart kids, there are plenty of those around. We're looking for well rounded students," the Harvard recruiter replied. This was the answer given to a parent of an honors student when she wanted to know what SAT score Harvard required. The good test score is just the beginning of this prestigious college's criteria. Subjects: article, college admission, SAT, admissions, transcripts, leadership skills, public service

    • College Track Homeschooling Works -- Just Ask Collegesby Jean Burk Ages: 13+Not only do homeschooled students have higher SAT scores, but also they seem to have a higher degree of college-readiness. Homeschoolers are excelling their peers as academic leaders. Colleges are finding that these students are entering their schools better prepared-with good study habits and greater maturity than many of their academic counterparts. Subjects: article, criticism, college preparation, genius, SAT, accreditation, Standardized Assessment Test , admissions, scholarship, proof, PSAT/NMSQT

    • Spring Is College Crunch Time For Seniorsby Jean Burk Ages: 14+There is hope for seniors and their families who have waited until the last minute to start thinking about higher education. Many colleges (not wanting early decision) have deadlines for application as late as April. Here are some tips that can lessen the worry and help you get back on track.Subjects: article, college admission, SAT, deadlines, Standardized Assessment Test , admissions, transcripts, leadership skills, public service

    • Win a College Scholarship!by CollegeNET Ages: 17+If you are a student who needs a scholarship, you can earn it by writing on topics in ways that persuade others to vote for you. And by voting, you can exercise control applying your judgment and values towards the collective choice of winners. Subjects: scholarship, athletic, academic, values, leaders

    • College Credit for High School Studentsby Oregon State University (OSU) Ages: 13 - 18OSU Extended Campus is excited to offer online 100-200 level university courses for high school students. They participate with other college students and interact with university professors in these courses, getting a jumpstart on an OSU transcript.Subjects: outreach, extension, campus, college transcript

    • Find the Right Collegeby Match College Ages: 14+We have over 6,000 technical certification programs, vocational schools, junior/community colleges and 4 year universities in our directory. Find information regarding many aspects of these schools including housing, financial aid, admissions, athletic...Subjects: junior college, financial aid, campus, associate

    • Tax Benefits for Education - IRS Publication 970by Internal Revenue Service Ages: 18+For 2010, the Hope credit is not available. However, you may be able to claim an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit. See chapters 2 and 3 for more information. For 2010, if you drive your car to and from school and qualify to deduct transportation expenses, the amount you can deduct for miles driven during 2010 is 50 cents per mile. This is down from 55 cents per mile during 2009.Subjects: resource, Hope credit, tax credit, college, IRS, students, Lifetime Learning Credit, benefit, instructions, Pub 970

    • OpenThesis Ages: 16+OpenThesis.org is a searchable thesis & dissertation database which helps to increase the availability and utility of these important documents. Historically, theses and dissertations have not been freely accessible through a powerful, centralized database. Rather, they have been available at individual College and University web sites (if at all). Subjects: resource, dissertation, database, college thesis, education, school, authors, research, collaboration

    • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculatorby FinAid Ages: 14+This form is used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and financial need, and to estimate your student financial aid. This is a free service. We do not retain any record of the information...Subjects: financial aid, calculator, education, college

    • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Ages: 18+The first mistake many students and families make is assuming they can't afford college. Don't be discouraged by the sticker price of college until you know how much financial aid may be available to you. Financial aid can significantly reduce the cost of college, but it can be tricky to estimate how much student aid you will get. Two factors are generally used to determine who gets student aid and how much they get: need and merit. Subjects: news, financial aid, tools, career center, legislation, research

    • Free College Can Happen To Youby Jean Burk Ages: 14+Getting free college can be like winning the lottery. Imagine throwing away several trash bags full of college scholarships that come in the mail. That is what happened to us. For some families, getting just one scholarship offer could make the difference between attending junior college or the university of your choice.Subjects: article, college admission, full scholarship, secrets, SAT, deadlines, Standardized Assessment Test , admissions, transcripts, PSAT/NMSQT, logic, advice

    • Ivy League Homeschool Admissionsby Barbara Hettle Ages: 14 - 20Can homeschoolers get into Ivy League colleges? Yes, but as for all students it is very competitive. Students who want to be successful in highly selective admissions are advised to start early and carefully build their academic profile during the high school years. In this article you will find information about the homeschool admissions requirements for every Ivy League college.Subjects: applications, students, homeschool, education, character, program, admissions

    • Tax Credits and Financial Aid: What You Should Know Ages: 18+The American Opportunity Tax Credit, formerly the Hope credit, and the lifetime learning credit are both tax credits that you can claim on your federal tax return. The goal is to help defray the cost of education by reducing your income tax obligation, and if you do not qualify for either credit (as discussed below) you can opt for the tuition and fees deduction, which applies to higher education only and can subtract as much as $4,000 from your taxable income.Subjects: education, tax credit, IRS, Hope, scholarship, income tax credit

    • College Navigatorby National Center for Educational Statistics Ages: 14+Find out what you need to do to prepare for education beyond high school. The FAFSA4caster provides students with an early estimate of their eligibility for federal student financial assistance.Subjects: search, tool, schools, favorites, private, public, college

    • Homeschool Students Admissionsby Messiah College Ages: 14 - 20The mission of Messiah College is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.Subjects: homeschool, friendly, admissions, Christian, counselor, academic priority

    • Homeschooled Students Admissionsby Columbia College Day Campus Ages: 15+Columbia College is a private, homeschooling friendly, four-year liberal arts and sciences college. Located in Columbia, Missouri, we are affiliated by covenant with the Disciples of Christ Church. Current enrollment in the Day Program is 1,200+...Subjects: private, homeschool, liberal arts, Missouri, academics

    • Sonlight Christian Homeschooling Scholarship Informationby Sonlight Ages: 14 - 25Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd. is again sponsoring competition for thirteen scholarships: one $5,000 ($20,000 total), four $2,500 ($10,000 total, each), and eight $1,000 ($4,000 total, each) annual four-year scholarships for students who intend to begin collegSubjects: four-year, scholarship, college, eligibility, student, leadership, interests

    • University and college information for homeschoolersby The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents Ages: 15+Is higher education an option after homeschooling? Certainly! Even if a college or university doesn't have a specific admission policy for home-educated students, homeschoolers have still been able to gain admittance to many of these schools.Subjects: articles, information, Canada, United States, parents, homeschool, education

    • Super College Ages: 15+Find Scholarships to Pay for College. Search our free database of scholarships, grants and contests.Subjects: tools, resources, articles, scholarship, funding, college

    • Is College Around The Corner?by Jean Burk Ages: 14+Is college knocking at your door? If you are the parent of a high school age student don't wait until your child is a senior to start thinking about preparing for college. Here are some steps to help you right now when it comes to conquering the inevitable college entrance test known as the SAT.Subjects: article, reading, practice, testing, practice tests, essay, college admission, SAT, admissions

    • USA College and University Locationby Find Universities Ages: 16+Find Universities & Colleges enables you to narrow your search to a specific school website. Try it for doing researches to get information about admissions, course schedules or students news, for example...Subjects: resource, college, search, USA, school, education, military, homeschool friendly, distance learning

    • College Connection Scholarships Ages: 14+New scholarships are posted monthly. This free quality information includes all of the details you need to apply now, including eligibility requirements, deadlines, amounts, contact name, address, phone number and website of the scholarship sponsor.Subjects: art, math, science, athletes, college

    • The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aidby FinAid!  Ages: 15+Search for scholarships that match your profile! (But beware of scholarship scams.) Don't know a PLUS from a Perkins or a Stafford? Look here for information about student loans.Subjects: scholarships, loans, savings, military aid

    • The Three Q's About College Ages: 14 - 25The typical list for getting young people prepared for college these days includes: get good grades, study like crazy, score well on the SAT, and then start applying. But, does this list serve your child's best interests?Subjects: Q&A, Stanford, college, prepared, SAT, admissions, student, education

    • Why You Should Consider Trade School Instead of Collegeby Trent Hamm Ages: 15+A trade school, also known as a technical school or a vocational school, is an educational institution that exists to teach skills related to a specific job. So instead of getting a general education in sciences, liberal arts or business, a trade school focuses on preparing student for specific careers. These careers could be jobs like electrician, mechanic, truck driver, machinist, welder or many others.Subjects: resource, trade school, vocational programs, communications, electronics, biomedical engineer, culinary school

    • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)by U.S. Department of Education Ages: 17+To simplify the application process, gather required documents and other information ahead of time. We have simplified the process of filling out the FAFSA. You can follow each section all of the way through for a comprehensive set of instructions.Subjects: federal student aid, FAFSA, application, college, loan

    • Index of American Universitiesby University of Florida Ages: 14+An index of links to American Universities nationwide. Schools are listed by official name. Many of the schools on the list offer programs at a distance. Prospective students will find this list of universities helpful.Subjects: college, university, degree, search, index

    • U101 College Search Ages: 15+U101 has links to to help you find out about more than 4000 universities, colleges, community colleges and vocational schools in the US and Canada.Subjects: links, college, schools, state, listing, U.S., resource, admissions, courses, vocational

    • UC Santa Cruz - Virtual Tourby University of California Ages: 14 - 25UCSC opened in 1965 with 650 students. Forty-five years later, the campus is home to nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus. Explore the campus for yourself...Subjects: virtual tour, panoramic images, interactive map, college campus, athletics, arboretum, visual arts center, observatory, science, historyLocation: Santa Cruz, CA