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FREE VaHomeschoolers Homeschool-to-College Seminar in Alexandria

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  • Stephanie Elms
    VaHomeschoolers Homeschool-to-College Seminar Monday, September 18, 2006 10:00am - 3:00pm Alexandria, Virginia Cost: Free Unlike traditionally-schooled
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      VaHomeschoolers Homeschool-to-College Seminar


      Monday, September 18, 2006

      10:00am – 3:00pm

      Alexandria , Virginia

      Cost: Free


      Unlike traditionally-schooled students, homeschoolers are often without a road map as they look towards college.  GPAs, class rankings, etc. do not apply to those on the unconventional educational path.


      This seminar will focus on planning ahead - setting goals, academic preparation, keeping records and developing a transcript.  Attendees (over 120 at our last event) will range from those just beginning to think about college to those ready to start the application process.


      Among the questions to be answered are:


      ·        What is dual-enrollment and how do homeschoolers qualify?


      ·        How do credits earned through dual-enrollment affect a student's standing when applying to a four-year college?


      ·        How do college application procedures for homeschoolers differ from those required of traditionally schooled students?


      ·        Beyond standardized tests, what other objective measures can homeschoolers use to demonstrate that they have successfully pursued a serious, rigorous course of study?


      ·        How should homeschoolers present their often ungraded, independent studies? What format is preferred by admission counselors?


      ·        How can homeschoolers navigate the financial aid process and avoid the paperwork pitfalls?


      Advance registration is required due to space limitations.  The seminar is geared to those in 8th grade and above. Regrettably, we do not have facilities for younger children.


      To register, please send name, number of adults and students attending, and a contact phone number to homeschool-to-college-seminar@...



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