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 […]

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 […]

Buzzword of the Day: Accredited

Today we have a new buzzword: Accredited. I have heard this word more in the past few weeks than I’ve heard for years before. For some reason, this is suddenly a big concern. At least, for public school officials in South Carolina. Do you look for programs that are accredited? Do you know what it […]

Profile of a South Carolina Graduate

The Department of Education has developed a profile of a South Carolina graduate. It stands as the goal of the public education system to produce a well-rounded, productive citizen. Let’s see if our homeschool grads fit the profile, too. As homeschoolers, that’s our goal too. I think it’s beneficial to take a look at the […]

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 […]

How Long Do You Keep Homeschool Records?

How long to you keep homeschool records? We know that we are required to keep certain homeschool records. But, if you’re moving or purging, how long should you keep them? This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases thru the links will pay me a small commission. If you’re moving, you may want to downsize your […]

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 […]