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Long gone are the days of being limited to simply deciding which college to attend. Today’s incoming college freshmen have the choice of an on-campus program, an online program, or a combination of the two. But which option best fits you?

In order to choose what fits you best, there are important considerations for each option.

Location and Setting

When you consider going away to college, it is important to not only consider the qualities of the school but also the location and the setting. How far away from home is optimal? Do you want to be close enough for parents to visit you easily or further away to truly get a sense of being out and on your own? In addition, do you currently live in an urban or rural setting, and do you want to also experience that type of college setting or would you prefer to experience something different?

An online college program allows you the flexibility and independence to remain in your current location and setting. Will you have the space and quiet time you might need in order to set aside time for studying and completing assignments? Consider talking with those in your home about how this might be an adjustment of roles for both you and your parents and/or siblings.

Community

Moving to a college campus appeals to many students. There are many opportunities to meet new people and make new friends in the dorms, in classes, and at campus activities. Does moving away and meeting new people sound exciting to you?

Even in online programs, many colleges build in community experiences or options. Would you prefer to interact with your peers in an online environment through chat sessions, virtual meeting rooms, and discussion forums? In addition, some online programs offer travel and study learning experiences such as internships and study abroad opportunities. If this appeals to you, be sure to ask college reps what the online learning community offers their online college students and what opportunities there might be for traveling and learning.

Time Management and Study Strategies

On-campus programs typically require attendance in on-campus classes. Do you prefer to attend face-to-face classes? Do you learn best when you participate in hands-on activities and listen to direct instruction and lectures? Would the accountability of required attendance at set times and in set locations help you best manage your time and achieve your learning goals?

Online programs typically offer content in weekly modules, with mid-week and end-of-week due dates to guide students through the course. Some online programs do offer a live, virtual meeting option or videos of lectures and direct instruction to help guide learning. Does having the flexibility to adjust your weekly schedule to meet due dates appeal to you? Do you have the skills to learn independent of in-person instruction?

Faculty and Learning Support

On-campus faculty are typically available in an on-campus office throughout the week, and most campus locations offer student support offices with services such as tutoring, study skill development, and services for students with specific learning needs. Would you take advantage of these in-person services?

Online faculty are typically available via email and phone, and sometimes for virtual office hours via a virtual platform. Most online programs also offer student services for their online students with specific learning needs and to support online learning overall. Does being able to access these services from home appeal to you?

Blended and Hybrid Options

Blended and hybrid options typically allow students to choose both on-campus learning and online learning based on course offerings and specific needs and situations. Benefits of a blended or hybrid college program are that you get the best of both worlds, having the flexibility to study from home some semesters and the benefits of studying on a campus community other semesters. Be sure to ask if this is an option when you are considering your college options!

Ohio Christian University Programs

Consider Ohio Christian University’s Residential Undergraduate program, an Associate or Bachelor degree program at our main campus in Circleville, Ohio. Students can either commute or live on campus, attend weekly chapel services, participate in small groups, and more! For more information visit ohiochristian.edu/undergrad.

 

Consider Ohio Christian University’s Online Plus program, an online Bachelor degree program allowing you to complete 100% of your program online plus choose from options to study abroad, complete internships, spend a semester on campus, and more! For more information visit ocuonlineplus.com.

 

 

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At some point on the homeschool journey, many parents make the mistake of forgetting that homeschooling does not need to look like public school. In fact, many of you probably stopped sending your child to a public or private school because something about traditional schooling wasn’t working.

So we’re here to remind you: there are many ways that homeschooling can, and maybe should, look different than traditional schooling. Here are just a few:

Seating is flexible.

Gone are the days of forcing your squirmy child to sit still at a metal desk. Where does your child focus the best? Under the table? Dancing at a desk? Laying half on the couch and half on the floor? More power to you! Don’t waste your energy forcing your child into a seat that replicates those at a traditional school.

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Your classroom is EVERYWHERE.

You took your child out of school for a reason. So take them out! Nature is the only classroom where the curriculum is included. Take advantage of the great outdoors or find other exciting places to turn into impromptu classrooms. Libraries and historical sites are some of our favorites!

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Your curriculum is not set in stone.

Thousands of dollars are poured into curriculum at public school, so even if that curriculum becomes outdated or proves ineffective, kids are stuck with it. Curriculum changes are slow and bureaucratic, but not at your homeschool! The benefit of buying homeschool curriculum year by year (or even unit by unit) is that you are free to try new things if something isn’t working. Pick and choose by subject, by grade, and especially by child. You are not bound till-death-do-you-part to a curriculum. Don’t be afraid to try new things, especially if something isn’t working.

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You set the hours.

It might be shocking to hear, but 8 hours a day for school is not a magic number. Traditional schools are 8 hours long to conform to the adult work day schedule, but in most cases, that doesn’t apply to you. That means your hours of schooling will likely be much different than a traditional school. Of course, it is important to meet your state’s requirements for the number of learning hours, but if you want your homeschooling to start at 11 a.m. instead of 8 a.m., go for it! How about a half day on Friday? You got it!

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Founded in 1977, Alpha Omega Publications is a leading provider of PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to homeschool families worldwide. AOP follows its mission every day by creating and providing quality Christian educational materials to thousands of students through curriculum, support services, and an accredited online academy. Visit Alpha Omega Publications online or call 800-622-3070 to learn more.

 

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As a mom of three children, there is nothing more rewarding than walking alongside my kids as they grow in their relationship with Christ. Whether reading the Bible or attending church on Sundays, I’ve come to place so much value on experiences we have as a family that connect us more deeply with Scripture and help us grow together.

My passion for connecting people to the Bible was cultivated early in my own childhood.

I grew up in our family’s business. My grandfather went from producing milk as a dairy farmer to producing live stage shows with a purpose. He was passionate about helping people see and understand the Bible as he did: full of life and creativity. Deeply motivated by the way Jesus used parables to help people connect to scripture, he used what he had to begin doing the same. Armed with a camera, slide projector and passion for the gospel, he began creating experiences for families to share together that connected them to Bible stories. What started as a small multi-media show grew into the Sight & Sound Theatres that exists today: two state-of-the-art venues in Lancaster, Pa. and Branson, Mo. where Bible stories come to life on a panoramic stage with massive sets and live animals (not to mention our signature roasted almonds which are an experience of their own!).

A lot may have changed in our 42-year history, but one thing remains the same: our passion for bringing the Bible to life. We realize not everyone may be able to visit us in person, so this April we’re “taking the show on the road.” For three days, our landmark production NOAH will be playing in movie theaters nationwide! We’re thrilled about the idea of thousands of people across the country experiencing this cherished Bible story together in their own backyards.

If you’re making plans to bring your family, I’d like to recommend reading the story together before embarking on your excursion (found in Genesis 6-9).

Additionally, here are three discussion questions for the drive home after your voyage:

  1. Noah had to make a hard decision and was ridiculed for it. Was there ever a time that you had to make a decision that wasn’t popular?
  2. Noah had to trust that God was going to deliver on His promise even when he couldn’t see the outcome. Was there a time you had to trust God in your own life when you didn’t know what would happen?
  3. God’s faithfulness is evident throughout Noah’s whole life. How have you experienced God coming through in your life?

We invite you to set sail with us in April to experience this extraordinary Bible story full of animals (two-by-two!), a monumental flood, and (spoiler alert!), a rainbow for the grand finale! Our hope is the story will come to life for your family in a brand new way. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

About NOAH

Seen by more than 5 million people live on stage, Sight & Sound’s landmark production sets sail into movie theaters April 9, 11, and 13 for a special nationwide event. Filmed in front of a live audience, NOAH takes you on history’s best-known voyage as you board the enormous ark—along with two of every kind of animal! For locations and tickets visit NoahEvent.com.

 

About Katie Miller

As the oldest grandchild of Sight & Sound’s founders, Katie Miller was the first member of the family’s third generation to work in the organization. Katie stepped onto the stage when she was four years old and performed as part of the cast until she was 13. Today, she serves as Corporate Communications Manager. Her unique, rich experience within the company’s formative years has helped her collaborate in everything from publicity opportunities to future succession planning. She lives in Lancaster, Pa. with her husband of 15 years and their three children.        

 

 

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The conversation about growth mindset versus fixed mindset is an important one for anyone involved in homeschooling a child. These concepts have become more well-known thanks to the research of Dr. Carol Dweck and her colleagues. A world-renowned Stanford University psychologist, Dr. Dweck set out to study the effect that failure has on students. Here are some of her most valuable findings:

If we believe our brain can grow, we behave differently.

Growth mindset is very simply knowing and believing that your brain can grow, which means your abilities and intelligence can develop.

When students have a fixed mindset, they believe they are stuck with whatever cards they were dealt. Phrases like “I’m not smart like her” or “I’m just not good at math” are evidence of a fixed mindset. When children have a fixed mindset, they are less likely to try because they do not believe they can change who they are.

However, when children are taught to have a growth mindset, they are more likely to try new things and rise to the occasion when they meet a challenge. If you know you can change, you are infinitely more likely to try.

Growth mindset can be learned.

If you read the phrases above like “I’m not smart” or “I’m not good at math” and panicked because you’ve heard them in your homeschool, there is good news. It is a scientific fact that brains can change and grow. Consequently, it is very possible to help your child move from a discouraging fixed mindset to an empowering growth mindset.

As part of Dr. Dweck’s studies, a group of 7th graders were taught that intelligence is not set in stone. They were shown how the brain’s neurological pathways can change and how the brain can get stronger with effort. This group of students showed a clear increase in their math grades.

If your child currently has a fixed mindset, it’s time for a science lesson about how the brain grows!

The type of feedback a student receives correlates with whether the child believes he or she can achieve.

Many of us have encouraged a child by saying, “You are so smart!” It seems so harmless, but researchers have found that this type of praise can actually lead to that negative fixed mindset: I am what I am. There’s no changing it. Thankfully, I’m smart. Sadly, this type of mindset can make a child give up or lose self-confidence when he or she encounters a problem that brings this identity into question: Maybe I’m not smart after all. I can’t do this, so I’m not smart!

An alternative to this type of praise is drawing attention to your child’s hard work and effort. Praising what a child did rather than who that child is can help cultivate a growth mindset that empowers the child when difficulties arise.

 

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Many homeschool students are interested in learning more about art but don’t know where to start when it comes to finding the right teacher.  You don’t need to look hard to find many enthusiastic art teachers ranging from junior high school age and up. But, how do you find one that will give your children a love for fine art rather than coming away feeling like they just made another craft and feeling discouraged. I want to give parents five simple things to look for in an art teacher.

  • Choose a teacher who can produce masterpiece level art.

Many wonderful people claim to be art teachers because it is an easy way to make some side income. But they might not be the best choice to help your aspiring artist cultivate their skills. A great way to determine whether an art teacher is qualified in teaching your student fine art is to see some of their artwork. An art teacher who has never created good quality masterpiece level art themselves cannot teach your child to do so. If their artwork does not awe you, then keep looking.

  • Choose a teacher who can teach many medias.

An art teacher who can create masterpiece art in only one media may not be the right teacher for your child. It is ideal that school age children experiment with many media to find where their gifting lies. This necessitates learning many different media which in turn builds confidence in your child.  If possible, look for teachers who have mastered and taught many media. This will open your child’s world to possibilities they never knew existed. Who knows, but your child might be a master wood burner, or a sculptor, or create beautiful glass mosaics!

  • Choose a teacher who encourages your student.

Art students need lots of encouragement. Your teacher should be supportive while being honest and giving good directions. The artistic child has a sensitive personality, so if they are going to grow, they will need someone who will tell them the truth about their shortcomings but in a kind and gentle manner.

  • Choose a teacher who challenges your student.

A story is told of a 14 year old Michelangelo learning an unforgettable lesson from his master teacher Bertoldo de Giovanni. One day Giovanni saw Michelangelo creating a sculpture that was beneath his skill level. He grabbed a hammer and smashed Michelangelo’s sculpture shouting ““Michelangelo, talent is cheap; dedication is costly!” Michelangelo went on to become the greatest sculptor of his era.

Many students who could become great artists waste their time and talent doing crafty projects. Students need skilled teachers who recognize their capabilities and are not content to have the students waste their time. Challenge and growth go hand in hand. Find a teacher who is encouraging and yet challenging to your students.

  • Choose a teacher whose students achieve great results.

Talk to past students of the art teacher you are considering. The teacher’s skills are often shown in the work of their students. Look at their website. Are they showing you pictures of what their students have accomplished? If not, you might want to keep looking.

It is important to remember that age does play a factor in the results. For instance, a five year old will not create a perfect portrait.

Even though there are many other questions you could ask in determining the right kind of art teacher for you, these are a few of the most important questions worth considering.

 

 

Sharon Hofer, Founder and Teacher of Creating a Masterpiece.   Learn more from Sharon by creating art with her at CreatingAMasterpiece.com

 

 

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I have seen it many times! An aspiring artist, with a promising future, fails to produce what they are capable of. Why does this happen? How can someone who loves art and wants to succeed end up falling short of their potential? Why is it that some who are not naturally talented go farther than those with a gifting in art.

Having taught thousands of students throughout the years, I have observed several reasons this happens. In this post I will briefly highlight five mistakes students often make that limit their potential to become all they can be. Thankfully, each of these mistakes can be corrected if the artist chooses to recognize them and intentionally change the way they approach their pursuit of improvement.

  • Artists fail because they mistake talent for skill.

Aspiring artists can achieve amazing results if they are willing to seek out help and learn skills from other successful artists. All too often I have heard students say something like, “I want to do my own thing” or “I don’t want anyone to tell me what to do.” This type of arrogance will keep any artist from creating great masterpieces. If you learn even one good tip from a teacher, the lessons will be worth it.

The young artist will miss their opportunity to grow because they have mistaken their interest and talent for skill. Master artist’s know that skill is achieved only by lots of practice and by learning from others.

  • Artists fail because they don’t slow down.

Why are so many students disappointed in their artwork? Is it because they aren’t talented? Most often the real reason artistic students fail, is because they rushed through their project. They forget that a project is only as good as its weakest part.

Every time I go into a local restaurant, I am forced to look at a large painting on the wall.  The head on the cowboy is not proportionate to the body – it is much too small. Even though the rest of the painting is excellent, that one flaw destroys the painting.

Remember this rule for creating fine art: “The faster you go, the more it will show.” Fine art is not a race. You need to work on each step slowly and carefully. Take many breaks from your project. When you come back with fresh eyes you will see things in a different way. Hold your picture up in front of a mirror. This will force you to see it with new eyes as the picture is reversed.

As you take your time and work carefully, your skill will grow, and you will see the quality of your artwork improving.

  • Artists fail because they refuse to try new things.

Great artists love experimenting with new things. They learn to master many forms of art. Consider Davinci and Michelangelo. Both knew how to draw, paint and sculpt.  Yet how often I see students who refuse to try new media. They refuse to try new techniques.

Different art media and styles teach us different ways of seeing and creating. We will learn different skills by experimenting with different media. However, If we refuse to branch out, we will miss out on the very things that will take our art to the next level.

  • Artists fail because they view criticism as an attack.

It hurts the sensitive artist when someone criticizes their work. However, it is important they learn to view criticism as an opportunity for improvement. Because art is an expression of ourselves, it can be devastating to hear anything other than praise about our work.

However, if you are willing to listen to constructive criticism, that person will become very important to you. They are willing to be honest with you even though it hurts at the time. The most valuable critiques we can get as an artist will come from people who want us to succeed. So, let’s swallow our pride and intentionally ask for quality feedback.

  • Artists fail because they quit too soon.

When students first come to my studio it is very natural for them to want to crumple up their project and throw it away. They are insecure and don’t want others to see that they are less than perfect. If they don’t learn to fix their mistakes instead of throwing them away, they will only become more frustrated.

Most projects do not look that great while it is in process. But persevere and learn to fix your mistakes. My brother, who is a successful homebuilder, once said to me, “The only difference between a professional and an ordinary person is that the professional has learned how to fix their mistakes.”

Look at the picture below. What if I had stopped at this point in the process, crumpled up the painting and threw it away?  I could have quit many times during the process of painting The Girl with the Pearl Earring, but I didn’t. Eventually it looked wonderful! But I had to keep going and be willing to fail in order to celebrate the success of creating a masterpiece.

         

You too, can become a great artist! Don’t let the fear of failure keep you from fixing your mistakes. Instead look at every failure as the key to improving. If you fail this time, you will know how not to do something in the future.

I encourage you to find a good teacher who can teach you the skills that will help you improve in what you want to learn.

Remember that art is a skill anyone can learn.

 

Sharon Hofer, Founder and Teacher of Creating a Masterpiece.   Learn more from Sharon by creating art with her at CreatingAMasterpiece.com

 

 

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Why I Chose the University of Mobile

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a college, and one of the most important is something you may not know to look for. It’s why I chose University of Mobile.

University of Mobile is not your typical college. UM has deep convictions and a strong foundation that set it apart. As a high school student considering what college to choose, you may think that convictions and foundation may not matter to you now, but those are two things that drastically affect the mission of those in leadership and the message that they send to students.

The mission and message of the leadership at University of Mobile is clearly gospel-centered in every area. Some claim accolades on a football field, but we claim a distinctly biblical worldview – and that is what matters in light of eternity.

In my years here, I have noticed that faculty and staff are focused on more than simply academics. An example of this in my own experience has been with my professors who not only prepare us academically, but also care deeply about our walk with the Lord and that we exhibit faithfulness in every area of life.

The gospel and its implications are what drive the faculty and staff here, and their distantly Christian worldview is evident in how they care for their students.

In any establishment that claims to have a Christian worldview, the first question to ask is: Are they gospel-centered above all else? For me, the evidence is clear for University of Mobile, and everyone who gets to be a part of this university is blessed because of it.

Students that go through this school will make an impact in the world through their counter-cultural views that were strengthened or even established at University of Mobile. A.W. Tozer describes how the Church effects change in the world, and I think his words are applicable to those who choose this school based on its distinctly Christian values. He states, “The Church’s power over the world springs out of her unlikeness to it, never from her integration to it.”

Gospel-centered leadership matters for so many reasons, but the most basic is that what we do with the gospel affects every facet of our life. The leadership here at UM is saturated with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and it drives everything they do and every decision they make.

It’s just different here. That’s why I chose University of Mobile.

 

Luke Criss is a senior at University of Mobile. Here is his advice on choosing a college. You can read more student blogs at umobile.edu/know-um.

 

 

 

 

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Erskine College

I decided to tackle the college choice question from two different perspectives. As a parent, there are things you may be concerned about that are not on your child’s mind. Additionally, there are things you want for your child to experience. I will address four main questions to ask when reviewing college choices and answer them from both perspectives. I hope you will find this helpful, here goes:

What are your priorities?

  • As a parent you want to know that your student is receiving a quality education, that is one of the reasons you chose homeschooling to begin with. However, this is a larger investment and someone else will be assisting them with their learning, so it must be right! Green flags for you will hinge on the amount and types of student support available, financial commitment from the college to your family (in the way of scholarships), and whether the mission and values of the school align with your own. For instance, a large state university may be attractive because of its lower tuition cost, however many Christian colleges offer substantial scholarships and have the added value of being aligned with your faith. An example in point would be at Erskine College where we offer a $25,000 per year scholarship for homeschoolers so even though our initial price tag may seem daunting, the bottom line cost is very competitive with state schools.

 

  • For your student, you want to know that tutoring or other classroom help is available. It is especially helpful to have small class sizes as your child will likely receive more individualized attention in that setting. Additionally you want student life and activities to be available and that will not conflict with your faith. Along with this, you want opportunities for them to grow in their faith walk and have opportunities to be on mission for Christ, both at home and abroad. Academically, you want them to have opportunities to broaden their horizons with study abroad and to be well placed for job/internship opportunities as they progress in their studies.

 

How does this school align with your priorities?

  • While this may seem to be a repeat of question one, it is not in that every family will have different priorities and each school may meet them differently. This question helps distill all the disparate parts down to what matters most and how each school on your list ranks according to the priorities your family has set for this evaluation. This discussion needs to be iterative and really be a conversation between parent and student so that the best fit choice can be made. Discussing elements such as academic rigor, programs of study, and support services are basic to narrowing the list down. However, additional considerations must be made along side of the basics and include financial aid and student life, to include what activities are available for your student to participate. Most important to me as a parent is the spiritual aspect. Your student may have a very strong and vibrant faith walk but if they are on a campus where all the peer pressure is in the wrong direction and the professors openly mock faith then it becomes harder to sustain that walk. Some of you may feel that being in such an environment provides opportunity to be salt and light and I do not disagree, but I ask you to seriously and prayerfully seek God’s face on this specific point because many a young person has drifted away from the faith because of such an experience. Research from Barna backs my point here. To summarize, I would much rather have my child in an environment where they will be challenged in how to defend their faith by professors whose intent is to strengthen them rather than form the perspective of someone who desires to completely strip them of their biblical worldview.

 

What is the spiritual environment of this institution?

  • One thing I have always told parents, no matter what institution I have worked at is that you will see many pretty buildings on college campuses. You may also find wonderful facilities with the newest equipment. However, the most important thing is what happens inside those buildings and classrooms. Since I have always worked at faith-based institutions, that inference is to the spiritual aspect of campus life. Several questions for you ask in this regard are:

 

What opportunities are available for spiritual discipleship?

    • For example, at Erskine College we have student groups such as Reformed University Fellowship and Baptist Collegiate Ministries. Additionally, there are numerous churches of various denominations in the area which encourage student involvement with their discipleship programs. Another example is a voluntary, non-credit course on vocation and calling taught by faculty one evening per week

 

What opportunities are available for Christian service/ministry?

    • At Erskine, like many Christian schools, we hold Convocation and Chapel services twice per week:
      • Convocation is when the students gather to hear from a variety of speakers, from pastors to businessmen to athletes, on various subjects
      • Chapel is a time when the students gather to worship, pray, and hear from a variety of speakers, such as pastors or staff members
    • There are also Sunday evening student worship opportunities led by our campus pastor
    • Several Erskine examples of outreach include – collecting stuffed animals for victims of domestic abuse and Operation Christmas Child

 

Will my student be supported and encouraged in his Christian walk?

    • Again, this is very important in my estimation. Since your child is likely to be a significant distance away from home for the first time, having support both on campus and in the classroom is essential. Another Erskine example here is that professors often pray to begin class and incorporate a biblical worldview into the subject matter being taught

 

Will this school support our Biblical worldview?

    • I would not view this as being in lockstep but simply being an environment that is supportive. The church universal is a rather broad and diverse group, learning to get along with others who do not necessarily worship in the same way can be enlightening and can teach us to appreciate the differences God has implanted within us. With that said, there are certainly parameters that each family should consider and make decisions based upon. It is also important to know whether the administration of the school you select is dedicated to the values and mission of the school (i.e. not allowed to drift from Christian principles like Harvard and Princeton have done).

 

Is this school a quality investment?

  • This evaluation will differ from family to family, as each will value certain elements differently, but your evaluation should generally center around these four key aspects
    • Spiritually
      • Parent – Will this school align with our Biblical worldview or will faculty actively work to destroy my child’s faith?
      • Student – Will I have access to mentors who encourage me in my faith?

 

  •  Academically
    • Parent – Will this school equip my child for the calling God has given him or her?
    • Student – Will this school provide resources to equip me in securing a career following graduation?

 

  •  Socially
    • Parent – Does this school provide positive social activities?
    • Student – Will I fit in?

 

  •  Financially
    • Parent – Are there scholarships available to help fund the education?
    • Student – Can we afford my first-choice school? If not, what is my back-up plan?

 

Obviously, a lot to consider so starting early is a best practice. Especially when it comes to finding scholarships, seeking those out as early in the high school years as possible is great prior planning. Looking for scholarships, understanding the requirements and deadlines is key to staying on top of applications when senior year begins. God bless you in your search!

 

By Dr. Tim Rees who serves as Dean of Enrollment at Erskine College in Due West, SC

 

 

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