At various stages in the application process, you will need certain codes:
CEEB codes. You will need these codes for submitting letters of recommendation (LORs) — i.e., teachers and professors writing LORs for your student will need the code for the institution where they teach (not where the child is applying) and often have difficult finding it. "CEEB," by the way, stands for College Entrance Examination Board, and each code is a unique identifier for academic institutions like high schools, colleges, etc. — The link provided here is to a CEEB-lookup engine provided by Rutgers.
Test codes. To register for standardized tests, students must have the unique code that identifies their high school. Homeschooled students will need the appropriate code that represents homeschooling:
SAT or SAT II — 970000
ACT — 969-999
PSAT or AP in CT — 990799
PSAT or AP in NY — 993499
For PSAT Codes for homeschoolers in other states, use this link.
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You cannot reach anyone at the Common App by phone (they say the volume of calls would be "unsustainable"). Use this site when you have questions: Common App | Applicant Help Center.
Another site you may find helpful:
College Essay Doctor — Ted Cleary. This site lists the actual personal essay prompts in the College App and offers suggestions for how to best answer them, i.e. frame them — the actual experiences or insights your student cites must be his or her own.
This program addresses the principal concerns parents have about homeschooling through high school — everything you need to know about the high school curriculum and credits, standardized tests, transcripts and record-keeping, applying to college, pursuing scholarships, and much, much more.
Terrific. Full of information. The materials were so thorough. I now have a plan of action. Also, this workshop is inclusive: No matter what type of homeschooler you are, you will understand better how to prepare your student for college and present him or her in the best light.
To ask a question about the program or to register, contact Diane Speed:
These online sessions provide an in-depth study of this play as well as the historical, cultural, and literary background needed to bring the play to life. As one of our College-Bound Intensives, this course is designed to take students to an advanced level of reading comprehension and analysis, enabling them to:
tackle sophisticated material across the spectrum of the college curriculum;
dissect difficult passages included in standardized tests.
For my daughter, the most helpful part of taking this class was reading through parts of the play, line by line, with Roy's guidance every step of the way. Through this experience, she has begun to understand how to read Shakespeare and has been inspired by him to read many of Shakespeare's plays on her own.