Item description for Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing 12- to 18-Year-Olds for Success in the College of Their Choice by Cafi Cohen...
Overview This handbook for parents of homeschooled children applying for college provides concise information on how to effectively prepare a homeschooler for college. Includes information on recordkeeping and preparation of transcripts, college prep work, admissions process, special requirement colleges request of homeschoolers, and more.
Publishers Description Everything You Need to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College Success The transition from homeschooling children to preparing them for success in college deserves both planning and preparation. As the parent of a homeschooler, you have many issues to consider besides academic excellence: fulfilling other people's expectations and standards, tackling standardized tests and application essays, and introducing your homeschooler to the atmosphere of a college campus. Now you can direct your child confidently and effectively. This important addition to Prima's acclaimed homeschooling series is filled with tips and insider advice from homeschooling families whose children now attend the schools of their choice. Inside are the answers to your questions, including how to: -Decide what type of college is right for your homeschooler -Develop the proper college-preparatory curriculum for your child -Learn what colleges expect from homeschooled applicants -Prepare your homeschooler for the admissions process "Cafi Cohen is THE source for the high school homeschooler looking to apply to his or her favorite college." --Manfred Smith, president and founder, Maryland Home Education Association "Don't start homeschooling your college-bound teenager without this book. Cafi Cohen is your homeschooler's personal guidance counselor." --Maureen McCaffery, editor in chief, "Homeschooling Today" "A must-read for homeschool parents exploring higher-education options for their children. This book will equip, encourage, and empower parents and their students." --Tom Ertz, director, Marion (Iowa) Home School Assistance Program "An outstanding resource for homeschooling teens and their parents. With its invaluable resource listings and handy checklists, this book will allay many of the concerns of college-bound homeschoolers." --Jeanne Biggerstaff, homeschooling parent and president, Oregon Home Education Network "If you are homeschooling a child and wonder about college, then read this book " --Billy and Nancy Greer, Fun Books
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Studio: Three Rivers Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.17" Width: 7.43" Height: 0.75" Weight: 1.21 lbs.
Release Date Dec 7, 2000
Publisher Three Rivers Press
ISBN 0761527540 ISBN13 9780761527541
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More About Cafi Cohen
Cafi Cohen is a popular speaker and a columnist for Home Education Magazine, Homeschooling Today, and The LINK, a homeschool newspaper. She and her husband homeschooled two children, with their daughter going on to college and their son to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cafi lives in Arroyo Grande, California, with her family.
Cafi Cohen currently resides in Arroyo Grande, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing 12- to 18-Year-Olds for Success in the College of Their Choice?
Excellent Help for Parents of Homeschoolers Jan 1, 2007
I have a 13 year old who will begin 7th grade next year, so I purchased this book in addition to Homeschooling : The Teen Years. This book was a great help to me and I'm sure I will refer to it many times over the next few years.
I had been considered a correspondence school or diploma-granting private school for my son's high school course work when I purchased this book. By reading the material given by parents whose children had attended college, seeing the different transcript types, and learning of various ways to earn college credit, I changed my mind about the correspondence school. I will continue with the current plan and create my son's needed transcripts and portfolio together with him so that he may attend the college of his choice when the time comes.
I especially liked the checklist at the end of the book. I was confused over when my son would need to take the PSAT and SAT and when to actually apply to college and for financial aid. Based on this book, my son will begin his foreign language courses when he begins 7th grade and is planning to look into a local 4-H group in order to build group and leadership skills and possibly earn a scholarship.
Not Much Help Jun 10, 2003
I am an actual homeschooling kid in junior high, and of course, I want to make sure I get into a good college. I bought this book thinking that it would help, but it doesn't. A lot of the book isn't even about college - it's about alternatives to college. I also noticed that the author repeated the same information a lot, so the book really isn't as long as it seems. The people in the book who gave comments were generally Christian homeschoolers from southern states, and many of their children didn't even go on to college. If they did, it was generally only to community college. There were very few comments made by representatives of colleges. When they did make comments, they were very brief, and the colleges, like the homeschoolers, seemed to be southern and Christian. This book isn't very helpful at all, in my opinion. I think that most homeschoolers would be better off using different books to plan for college.
LOVED IT Jan 8, 2001
All students homeschooled or institutionally educated should read and heed Cafi Cohen's Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook. It's fascinating. (Without obvious intent this book makes a strong case for continual lifetime learning.) It is an exceptionally well-annotated reference work. It more than adequately addresses the doubts homeschooling families have about college admission. The "How we (they) did it" excerpts are inspiring. There are real examples of good admission essays. Transcripts are covered. This handbook is as easy and fun to read as the Reader's Digest.
The benefits of this book begin when the pupil can read. Don't wait for the student to ask, "What about College? The sections of the book on "Paper Trails" and "Putting It All Together" are worth more than the cost of the book. All homeschooling families must have this book in their library