Are you a parent that is looking for homeschool ideas that will help you child get into an excellent university? Have you ever worried about how you will know what will actually make your child’s college application stand out instead of blend in? Have you ever wondered how to take advantage of the homeschool schedule and opportunities when it comes to getting into the college of your choice?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then lend me 34 minutes and Jeannie Borin will give you the answers. WOW! Jeannie Borin really delivered a home run. I hope you enjoyed the podcast. Here are the show notes. To get the free PDF checklist of things you can have your homeschool children do right now, just click on this link
Jeannie and College Connections
Started in 2002 to help guide families with college application.
College Connections is the equivalent to a trainer at a gym. The gym is already there, but so often we need someone that knows the best routines and schedules that will accomplish your fitness goals.
Homeschool students and families use College Connections to keep up with all of the changes to the admission process.
Hurdles in the College Application Process
Have to pay attention to what Universities are looking for in regard to curriculum
Get involved with outside programs that will teach children how to work in a team
What can students do NOW
Don’t worry about quantity. Focus on QUALITY extra-curricular activities.
Regardless of what your passion is, find a way to volunteer and then stick with it.
Don’t tell the admissions committee things. Demonstrate your interests through what you are doing.
Look for opportunities to move up and develop leadership opportunities
Start a blog and record your extra-curricular activities and accomplishments.
Do YouTube videos that capture your passion
Advantages to Homeschool Curriculum
Ability to move through advanced material
Avoid bureaucracy of public schools
Typically, homeschool students are more enthusiastic about learning
More inquiry based learning
Prepare for Admissions Interviews
Role-play these interviews.
Ask your children questions like, “Why do you want to go to this school?”
Jeannie did not mention these, but here are some other questions you might practice with your children:
- What are you most excited about when it comes to the college experience?
- What other universities are you considering?
- What do you plan on studying and how can we help you accomplish your goals?
Links to Jeannie Borin and College Connections
College Connections: http://www.college-connections.com
Extra Articles from Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeannie-borin/