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Episode 44: The College Application Timeline

Applying to college is not rocket science, but it helps to have an idea of what to do when. From choosing a major to narrowing down the search to filling out the application, this episode gives you the plan so you can ensure that nothing has been forgotten.

While not every kid will follow this timeline—some may hit some spots earlier and some later—it’s my recommendation for how to keep the process as stress-free as possible. I’ve been through it four times now, and I’m in the middle of my fifth; and some kids were easy to bring through it, while others needed more time and attention. 

Take your time, and watch your teen’s future unfold! It’s a wonderful thing to see!






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Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 20+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website, AnnieandEverything.com, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. 

Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. She also founded the popular Facebook group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School, which now has over 27K members; and recently she started the It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School Podcast.

She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.

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