This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 95: Senior Year for College-Bound Homeschoolers. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
Senior year is different from the earlier years of homeschooling high school. We are getting LOTS of questions about what to expect from senior year for college bound homeschool highschoolers.
What needs to happen and when?
July-June: PRAY! Pray together, pray on your own!
July: Plan the academics for the year, include your teen in the process. Order your curriculum if possible.
August: Have your senior write their college admissions essays. Most of the online applications have the essay topics posted by August.
September: Narrow the college choices down to 3-5. Make sure your teen has visited those schools. If the school gets rolling admissions, your teen can start the application process.
October: If early admissions is open for your teens choice schools, you can apply now. Have them take their time and do a good job. Get the reference requests done. If you are depending on scholarships and financial aid, get busy.
November: Wrap up the applications and recommendation letters.
Holidays: Have a nice holiday season. Keep those academics on target.
January: Keep an eye on status on the online essays….IF you are not obsessing. You really can trust God to open and close the right doors. Please don’t share everything with all your social media. Ask you teens first! Remind your teen to be compassionate with their friends who are in different places in the process.
February: Send mid-year grades to colleges. Start working on graduation. Are senior pictures done? Pick graduation date. Start organizing your ideas for graduation party and ceremony.
March: Financial aid packages have arrived. Time for your teen to make that college decision. Learn some college success tips.
April: Plan the schedules to finish off academics and activities to finish in time.
May: Wrap things up.
If you are planning for college with your senior, plan for good writing skills. Here’s a post with the kinds of writing homeschool high schoolers need to do.
Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym for an encouraging, empowering talk about senior year for college bound homeschool highschoolers. In the meantime, enjoy these posts and resources: