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I recently dove into previewing a variety of colleges through their respective websites and ultimately came away discouraged that most of the colleges, which are not even ivy league, would cost over 20k a year for dorm+tuition per child, even after subtracting automatic institutional merit-based scholarships. I looked at over 30 different schools. In order to compete for the largest scholarships at most institutions, it seems the SAT score needs to be higher than 1400 (I still don't know my daughter's score). My children seem above average but not necessarily in the highest accolade category. I have three children, so that would cost us 240k altogether. I'm surprised that most homeschoolers can afford these high fees. Excluding federal aid, the maximum amount being about 5k a year, and loans, which I will not procure, the costs seem prohibitive. 1. Where are most homeschoolers sending their kids to school? 2. In regards to college-bound homeschoolers, are most of them living at home after graduating and commuting to local schools in order to reduce costs? 3. My daughter is considering taking a GAP year after her senior year; theoretically, could she study for more AP courses through Modern States during that year and take more AP exams to help reduce her college credit requirements? Thank you in advance for your nuggets of wisdom. Marsha
Any advice or tips for purchasing a couple of AP Physics C Exam Review books? When did the exam last change? The Barron's book on Amazon was from Feb 1, 2016, so I was wondering if that was still relevant. DS is not sure if he feels prepared for the E&M portion, but feels much better about the Mechanics exam. Is anyone else taking both? Just one or the other? Would love to hear the Hive's thoughts!
College Board released a revision of the revised APUSH framework and course description. In addition to changing the emphasis in some periods, I think it may also be a bit easier to read. https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/english-history-and-social-science/us-history There is also a new scoring rubric for the free response and long essay pieces that creates a single grading rubric for the three history exams. It will be effective in May 2016 for AP Euro and AP US and in May 2017 for AP World. https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/rubrics-ap-histories-historical-thinking-skills.pdf