Annual College Planning Workshop

Saturday, Oct 9, 9:30 am to 1:45 pm (PACIFIC TIME)

Fully online – Held via Zoom

Speaker: Denise Boiko

For homeschooling moms, dads, & teens investigating the path from homeschool to college

$40 per family if registered by Wednesday, October 6, 11:59 PM PDT. 

Additional $10 for registration after October 6. No registrations after 10:00 PM PDT, October 8.

This very popular program will be PACKED with practical information, useful handouts, and time for specific questions. 

We will cover the following topics:

1.  Intro 

What do I do in each phase of high school? 

2.  Application Types and Components

What should students and families avoid during the college application process? 

What elements of the process are different for homeschoolers? 

How does a homeschooler fill out the Common Application®? 

What does the UC system require or recommend of homeschoolers?

3.  Testing

How do we navigate the SAT®, ACT®, AP® and PSAT/NMSQT® 

alphabet soup—especially in a rapidly changing testing landscape? 

What are the options for test prep?  

4.  Recommendations

Whom should students ask?

5.  Application Essay 

How can applicants write a meaningful, compelling essay?

6.  Financial Aid 

Who, what, where, and how to apply?

7.  Question and Answer Time


You’ll receive an electronic packet of handouts on the above topics—and more! These, along with the Zoom link, will be provided by email the evening before the event.

For workshop attendees, Denise Boiko’s book Homeschooled & Headed for College: Your Road Map for a Successful Journey will be available at a discounted price of $22 including tax (normally $26.95 plus tax) with free shipping. If interested, please inquire about how to obtain your discount when you register for the workshop. Information about the book can be found at Denise’s website:

RSVP to Denise Boiko at

Please include number attending the Zoom call from your family, your phone number, and current grade levels of your students. Be sure to provide your best email address(es) to receive handouts and the Zoom invitation.

When registering, please submit your registration fee of $40 by mailing Denise a check (request mailing address when you RSVP by email) OR by submitting the fee via Zelle (preferred) or PayPal to If using PayPal, choose the option that charges the seller a fee. 

Cancellation policy: Full refund through 9/30/21; $30 refund thereafter.

If registering after October 7 please submit $50 per family.

Questions: Denise Boiko or (408)375-5189. Hope to see you there!