This episode of The College Checklist Podcast features Karen Childress, a homeschooling mother of 7.
Her sixth homeschooled child is graduating from high school this year and headed to college like his siblings before him. Karen shares her tips on how to prepare homeschooled students for the college admission process.
While Karen’s tips are great advice for the homeschooling families in our audience, she shares great tips that – frankly – all families (even traditionally schooled ones) will benefit from.
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About Karen Childress
“You need to think about college preparation when your student is in the 8th grade. Look at the most stringent college entrance requirements and use those as your baseline.”
“Keep really good records, starting with the 9th grade to meet college transcript requirements. Quarterly updates help you remember all the details.”
“The homeschooled student has time to pursue what really interests them. They are not limited by the extra curricular activities a school offers.”
Lightning Round Q&A
Q1: What’s your best piece of advice for families as they begin this journey?
A1: Keep good records.
Q2: What is your favorite college admissions book, blog, or tool that no family should be without?
Q3: What should a family who is overwhelmed by the college admissions process focus on?
A3: Make a timeline and tackle each item step by step.
Q4: What is your all-time favorite book?
A4: The Scarlet Pimpernel*
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