College Preview Days Spring 2018

I’ve said be for and I’ll say it again… I love College Preview Days! Mark your calendars for these fanatastic College Preview Days Spring 2018. There’s so many opportunities for your homeschool high school student to consider. There’s no better way to figure out what you want to do and where you want to go–than […]

What Counts as an Honors Credit?

Honors credits can help boost your student’s GPA. So, what counts as an honors credit? How do we go about deciding if the course is worth the honors weight or not? I’ve explained in a previous post what’s a high school credit. There’s a certain amount of material covered or time invested in the subject […]

SC State Scholarships

The cost of college tuition can seem very overwhelming. Let’s start with the SC State Scholarships that are available. You should also apply for private scholarships, because they will stack together and help your college tuition become much more affordable. The Commission on Higher Education has compiled a great resource at SC Can Go to […]

SC Student Loan

Have you heard of the SC Student Loan? If you have a student applying for college next year, you may need to know about this program! FAFSA and Financial Aid If you have a student enrolling in college next year, you should already have filled out the FAFSA. The FAFSA application opened October 1st and […]

College Preview Days Fall 2017

It’s time again for College Preview Days! There’s so many opportunities for your high school student to consider. So get a jumpstart as soon as possible. I love College Preview Days! It’s a low-pressure way to see what each college has to offer. You get a feel for the personality of the school. And a […]

College Admissions Prerequisites

The Commission on Higher Education has issued a guideline for College Admissions Prerequisites to 4-year colleges in South Carolina.  We’ve talked before about High School Record-Keeping–with the SC Diploma standards in mind. But, it’s up to you to figure out the differences in the college admissions prerequisite requirements.  This is a general guideline of what […]

Summer Programs for High School

Summer programs for high schoolers (and even some younger students, too) are a great way to fill the days, expand your learning opportunities and even get a feel for the college you might want to attend. Some programs are drop-off for the day or for the whole week. Check out these opportunities coming 2017. This […]

Parent Made Transcripts

Let’s talk about the parent made transcripts. In a previous post, I’ve talked about ch-ch-ch-changes in South Carolina that are important for high schoolers to know. One of the questions that has still been up in the air was whether parent made transcripts would be acceptable for college admissions and state scholarship qualifications. Many homeschool […]

Class Ranking Policies: To Rank or Not to Rank?

Let’s talk about class ranking policies for High schoolers. To rank–or not to rank? That is our question! Here’s what you need to know about ranking policies and procedures as a homeschooler in South Carolina. What is Class Rank? College Board defines class rank as: “a mathematical summary of a student’s academic record as compared […]

What about College Tuition Tax Breaks for Dual Credits?

Are there any tax breaks for homeschoolers in South Carolina? The short answer is no. What about college tuition tax breaks for Dual Credits? Can you count those tuition dollars off on your taxes? Well, yes–and no. This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases thru the links will pay me a small commission. No Tax Breaks–No Gub’ment Money […]