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  1. Mom2boys

    College App Blues...when will it be over???

    So for the teacher recommendations, is there a way to see if they have been uploaded to the Common App? If so, where would one find that information?
  2. Mom2boys

    College App Blues...when will it be over???

    Yes, I mean in the homeschool supplement. You are writing course descriptions for all of your son's classes? I didn't do that. I'm just uploading a standard transcript.
  3. Mom2boys

    College App Blues...when will it be over???

    I am so over the Common App too, and I just started working on it. Had I known ds wanted to apply to a school that only took the Common App, I would have started back in August. Now I am really under the gun to get the whole RIDICULOUS thing done. The school profile section is such a joke for homeschoolers. Who do they make us do that? But it was the distilling all the info for his 17 outside classes down to only 1000 words that just about pushed me over the edge.
  4. Mom2boys

    College App Blues...when will it be over???

    Right there with you FuzzyCatz and Saw. My son wants a BFA in tech theatre. This whole apply to each school twice - once for academic admission and then again for the fine arts program - plus putting together a portfolio, the acceptd account, the interviews - it's making me crazy. Bring on the chocolate!
  5. I found The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens by Debra Bell to be really helpful, especially if your teen is college-bound.
  6. I would love to know the answers to your questions as well.
  7. Mom2boys

    Skipping math in 12th grade?

    I am going to look into this more, but from what I have seen at some of the schools he is looking at, math is not required. He will be taking dual enrollment classes at our local university, so he could take a college math class this fall and then be done with a math requirement, if there is one. But he feels that having fine arts classes over math and science would boost his chances of admission to a college of fine arts. The colleges themselves aren't ultra competitive academically, but tech theatre/lighting design programs are, which is why I am even considering going along with the "no math or science senior year" plan.
  8. Good to know. He doesn't want to take science either (he has 3.5 credits) in favor of more fine arts classes. But maybe he could take consumer math or an accounting class.
  9. I'm not sure he will have to take a math class in college. Some of the BFA programs we have looked at don't require that.
  10. My ds, who intends to pursue a BFA in Lighting Design, does not want to take any math in 12th grade. He has four math credits already, through precalc, which seems to meet the admissions requirements for the universities he is considering. But I have read multiple places that colleges really like to see math taken in 12th grade on transcripts - I believe because it shows rigor and that the student didn't slack off senior year? Did any of your kids not take any math in 12th grade? Did it hurt them at all in terms of college admissions or merit scholarships?
  11. My ds, who intends to pursue a BFA in Lighting Design, does not want to take any math in 12th grade. He has four math credits already, through precalc, which seems to meet the admissions requirements for the universities he is considering. But I have read multiple places that colleges really like to see math taken in 12th grade on transcripts - I believe because it shows rigor and that the student didn't slack off senior year? So my question is, how important is it in terms of college admissions and merit scholarships to take math in 12th grade? Will it hurt his chances for admission considering he is going the BFA route?
  12. My youngest will be a senior next year and wants to take most of his classes through dual enrollment. We won't know how much funding we'll receive from the state until late in the spring, after online providers have already begun enrollment. And he won't actually be able to register for college classes until July, which could leave us scrambling to find online classes that still have openings if he can't get the courses he needs through DE. So planning for next year is a little tricky. I would love to be able to make decisions now and sign up for online classes in February and March like I always have in the past.
  13. Mom2boys

    11th grade

    We had a plan for 11th grade, but I scrapped it when a job change required moving to a new city. Ds lost some of his extra-curriculars (concert band, steel drum band, choir). But he gained the opportunity to dual enroll at the local university, and the state awarded him 12 free credit hours of tuition. So we need a new plan before college registration on the 31st.
  14. My ds15 did not retain anything he learned in TT algebra 1 (though it worked well for my older son.) I had ds repeat algebra 1 with Saxon, which turned out to be a much better fit for him. If you went that route, you could take the next three years to work through algebra 1 & 2. Geometry is integrated into both books, so she would get some geometry as well. And you can purchase reasonably priced instructional cds to supplement the tutor's instruction.
  15. Mom2boys

    WTM online conference!!!

    I'd love to know that too. I hope so!
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