"If we homeschool through high school, will our student be able to get into college?"

This question can be answered with a resounding "Yes!" It does take some advance planning and knowledge of the process, though. If you are intimidated by the thought of college applications, Homeschooled & Headed for College: Your Road Map for a Successful Journey is the book for you. It walks you step by step through the process, from the beginning of junior high to the day you say goodbye to your new college student.

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If you are intimidated by the thought of college applications, this is the book for you! You'll gain encouragement and knowledge in many key areas:

  • Using the junior high years to start your high school planning
  • Choosing, designing, and tracking courses
  • Grading your student's work and presenting a professional-looking transcript
  • Using community college courses and other outside courses to supplement your homeschooling
  • Planning honors and advanced courses to give your student every advantage
  • Helping your student prepare for college entrance exams
  • Navigating every step of the college application process (including essays and recommendation letters)
  • Understanding the importance of extracurricular activities and leadership
  • Making use of the #1 secret for college admissions, which homeschoolers have right at their fingertips
  • Helpful hints for all families-whether homeschooling or not-in being proactive about the college prep process and not relying solely on high school guidance counselors
  • Tips on financial aid, internships, survival skills, and more!

This book is a helpful resource for homeschooled students who plan to attend college. Denise's comprehensive treatment of developing a high school program gives parents useful information for designing a rigorous college prep track. Parents will also appreciate Denise's thoroughness as she walks you through all areas of the college application process. Homeschooled & Headed for College has done the research for you and will save you precious time.

- Becky Cooke and Diane KummerHome School Legal Defense Association High School Coordinators
Cathy Duffy Reviews "What sets this book apart from some others on the same topic is the extensive coverage on planning for those aiming for highly competitive colleges..."
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine "This book is a must if you are homeschooling your high schooler who is, as the titles says, 'headed for college.' ... It may very well be the most important college prep book you buy."

Homeschooled & Headed for College is the result of 9 years of careful research and the real-life experience of launching two homeschooled students into college, with acceptances at public, private, selective, and Ivy League universities. Packed with tips and advice, this 400-page book will serve as your road map for every mile of the journey, from junior high until the day you send your student off to college. Cover price is $29.95, but visit our website for a discounted price of $26.99 (plus shipping and California sales tax, if applicable).

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This book is such a relief to me! I needed some information about the homeschooled student who is striving for, and has the capacity for, attending an upper-level university. The topics in the book are so well laid-out and well-written. I am grateful to have this book at such a time in our lives. Homeschooled & Headed for College has definitely helped with our anxiety level and given us many things to consider so that we can plan our path.

- Sharron W.

Got the college-planning jitters? This book is VERY comprehensive and will answer most, if not all, of your questions when it comes to preparing for college. Go directly to the table of contents and then start reading up on the topics that interest you the most. If you are ambitious, get together with a bunch of moms from your support group and talk about a chapter once a month. Don't forget to enjoy this journey with your young adult!

- Jere & Crissi A.

Homeschooled & Headed for College definitely described my children, but with not much advice available for the high-achieving student, it was hard for our family to stretch our homeschoolers and to be confident that we were heading down the right path. This well-written and clearly laid-out book helped us step by step on our journey and I am so thankful for it. It was truly a God-send!

- Angela A.

Homeschooled & Headed for College is required reading for all homeschool families that would like their child to attend a top-notch college. We utilized Denise's advice and experience even before the book was in print to guide us through the college preparation and application process. And I am happy to say that both of our sons' futures will be successful and prosperous.

- Marion G.

The college application process is more complex than it was 30 years ago. Traditionally schooled students have access to professional college counselors to hold their hands through the process. This book helped me, a homeschool mom, become my son's college counselor. Denise's detailed advice helped us prepare and present a challenging college-prep course load and guided us through the details of preparing his transcript, college application, and resume. I highly recommend this resource for homeschooled students who plan to apply to a 4-year college.

- Kathy Y.

Denise's book gave me the confidence to homeschool my second son through high school. Because of his academic focus and skills, I wasn't sure I could prepare him adequately for those first tier colleges and universities. But, after reading her book when he was in 9th grade, I was able to plan out a challenging and exciting high school course of study that would meet his needs as an individual, and yet convince the college admissions officers that indeed our schooling would produce a successful and prepared college student. We saw the results in multiple admissions offers with handsome scholarships. Thank you, Denise, for the expertise and encouragement I received from your thoughtful and meticulous research.

- Michelle B.