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  1. No, she didn't wind up going to BU. Even though their offered financial aid was great, she opted for another school. :) A friend of hers did go - this past year was her freshman year. She loves it there, but is an athlete, so that is likely a very different experience. :) I dont know what college/major that girl is, though.
  2. BU was one of dds final choices. Her "why BU" essay was written at the last minute and she never officially visited. She did not apply to the honors college (she was essayed-out by the deadline and decided she didn't want to bother with it). She was admitted to her first-choice major. The financial aid (for us) was exactly what the financial calculator on the website said it would be. And it was excellent!! She visited once (BU didn't know she was there) and loved the busy energy of the place and loved Boston. Hths!
  3. In our recent experience... No - they won't give direct answers regarding specific curriculum. Unless you're registered fully with an "approved homeschooling" umbrella or online school, they evaluate on a case-by-case basis. You will send in ALL the paperwork at one time (if you're registering before senior year, you'll send in all the paperwork for the courses he's done so far). They will mark your son's account that they have received said items - but will not "approve" or "dis-approve" of said items until a university has requested your son's file. It IS nerve-wracking! Without question. IF they find a flaw in your system - you do have* some* time to rectify the situation, but not a lot of time. DD didn't register with the NCAA until the fall of her senior year. I spent all summer beforehand prepping her NCAA paperwork, and turned it in at the beginning of the school year. I was SO relieved when that first university made the first request in early fall so that we could see the paperwork had been approved - an enormous load off my shoulders!! In the end, I think I sent in a 65-page pdf file with course descriptions, school reports, blah blah blah - all the stuff they wanted. SO happy to be on the other side of it all now. :) Best of luck to you!!
  4. On the Common App? It shows the recommender's progress - iirc, it changes to "started" and then to "uploaded" or something like that. You can see this for each university in the recommender's section. As far as doing that part for someone... I don't think there's a way other than mailing the letter(s) yourself to the Admission's Office(s)... the recommender has to set up his/her own account in order to upload the letter, you can't do it from the student side.
  5. Is there a good link/site with the "steps involved" to send to potential recommenders to help them figure out the process? Some who dd has asked have been through this before - others have not. I printed out the master list and it looks like most schools only require one teacher recommendation and the counselor evaluation. Am I reading this correctly? We'd assumed that dd would need, at minimum, 3 recommendations. So, we are relying on ONE letter and MY letter as counselor? Cause... there are other people who would write a far more worthy letter than her mama. :mellow:
  6. I feel the same way - and I agree. Even their question about "curriculum" was weird... do we use Alpha Omega, or Bob Jones, or Apologia and a couple other very random choices. It was bizarre. I view the class as a supplement as well and with that viewpoint, dd hasn't taken any classes that are similar to that of an online public school where the teacher/school has control of the grade, assignments, and official transcript. OK, I feel on much more solid ground now. Thank you, OP, for starting this thread!! :) I can finalize the information now without fretting! :)
  7. This is what I'm concerned about - jeopardizing dd's chances. :willy_nilly: When we signed up for the online class, NCAA was nowhere on her radar, so I didn't think twice about it. Midway through the first 9 weeks, I realized that she may want to participate in this sport in college, and started reading about the NCAA stuff. That's when I started making my own assignments to coordinate with her AP class, so that I had my own syllabus and lesson plans in case they were needed for the NCAA. So hopefully that'll be good enough. ðŸ˜
  8. Yeah, this class isn't listed. Since I'm only using it as a supplement to dd's class on her transcript, I don't feel as obligated to claim it. But, man, they make this more morally murky than it needs to be. :( For a program that requires something like a 19 on the ACT, they sure are finicky about the AP-level classes my child has taken. -_- PAHomeschoolers is listed, aren't they? Or is that just for the people who go through their diploma program?
  9. But one of the specific questions they ask is "Did you take any online courses?" And then they ask for a list of which classes and the school information. :/ This is where I'm struggling atm. DD only has one course I'm concerned with - and I have listed myself as her instructor for that course and I gave her additional assignments through out the year, so I feel secure with listing myself as the teacher.... But when they ask directly if she has EVER taken an online course... I have to say yes, yes? :/
  10. Thank you for this post!! I am signing up my daughter for this class - it sounds perfect!!
  11. Looking at either AB or BC class options - the instructors are Susan Gilleran for AB and BC or Jeff Lanctot for AB (and his AB class is $650 compared to her $720... that seems a bit strange?) Physics options are: AP Physics C Mechanics only Jeff Lanctot $475 AP Physics C Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism Jeff Lanctot $775 (*faints*) Wondering if anyone has any experience with any of these classes or instructors? OR if you have other suggestions for online options for AP Physics and/or Calc (prefer BC)? Current plan is for dd to take Calc & Physics at the CC... but I am earmarking other ideas in case she needs a more flexible schedule next year.
  12. We went ahead and started with the kolbe syllabus and dragonfly book this year. I already had it on hand - used it once with the science-loving daughter and had her do a TON of the work. Didn't realize how much until I got the kolbe syllabus, and saw the questions they omit. :p dd#2 is very glad we ordered the syllabus. ;)
  13. :hurray: :thumbup: :thumbup1: Oh, that would be SO, so, so awesome!
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