Ep 77 Tim Milosch and College-Bound Homeschooler

Homeschooling High School… You can do it. In today’s episode, I am going to share with you an interview with Tim Milosch. Tim is a K-12 homeschooled product from Southern California. He has a Masters Degree and is currently pursuing his PhD… so if anyone can provide some evidence to the fact that you can homeschool your high school children, it is him. Oh yeah… and he also worked with college admissions so he is an excellent resource for those you that are worried about what it takes to successfully prepare for college admission as a homeschooling family. He has a blog that is filled with great information. You can find it at: http://www.collegeboundhomeschooler.com

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Episode 77: Tim Milosch from College-Bound Homeschooler

Some of the questions we addressed in the interview included:

  • What are some of the obstacles for parents that want to homeschool their children during the high school years and how can they overcome them?
  • When should you start talking with your children about college and what does that conversation look like at different ages?
  • What are the benefits that homeschool parents need to take advantage so their children have a head start in the college application process?

Tim’s Posts

In the interview Tim mentioned a few of his posts that he has put up on his blog. Here are the links to some really great information.

Minimalist Homeschooling: This is one of my favorite posts on his blog. I love how this approach can de-stress homeschool families. Check it out.



Application extras that help you standout:



Visiting a college: I can’t emphasize enough how important I think these visits really are. When I was applying to law schools at the end of my undergraduate studies, I decided to apply to a top 25 school even though I was not necessarily a top 25 student. So, to give myself an edge, I contacted the admissions board and arranged a visit. I spent a day walking around the Law School with one of the members of the admissions board (I found out later it was the chair). We had a great visit, and I ended up getting accepted. I did not go, but I have hung on to the letter accepting me just as a little confidence booster when I need it. 🙂



7 Mistakes to avoid in planning a high school curriculum:  



How to make preparing college part of your high school curriculum:



Make Sure You Check Out the Free Tools Tim Offered Our 101 Homeschool Ideas Listeners:


Tim has provided our listeners with a couple of great tools to help you start the conversation regarding college and how to help your children make decisions now that will help them when it comes time to apply. There is also an awesome college cost calculator that will bring a little reality into your conversation. Check them out and pay Tim’s site a visit. You will be glad you did.

Finally, if you have a homeschool group that you think could benefit from a little extra help, check out some of the services that Tim offers to homeschool groups (or even individual families). Click here to check out all that Tim offers:




  1. I didn’t homeschool my daughters, but I certainly agree that homeschooling a high school student won’t hurt a student’s chance for college but could even enhance it if approached properly. You see, I came to understand that the top colleges are looking for unique students – ones that stand out – and a student who has been homeschooled is certainly unique. It’s important that the student takes and gets good scores on the SAT and or ACT tests, but this is a matter of preparation which is usually done at home anyway. (good scores demonstrate to a college that a student can handle college work) Also what is important – more than grades – is the essay that’s submitted. When I was touring colleges with my older daughter I was impressed when the college admissions officer at Columbia University said that they had just admitted a student who was homeless. That illustrated to me that anything is possible and colleges are actually looking for those students who do not come from traditional backgrounds.

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      Lewis… thank you for sharing this experience with us. It is helpful for all of us to hear the personal experiences of others.

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