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Is college right for every homeschool student? Eight alternatives to the traditional path

For many students, college is an important step after high school. College can provide training for a specialized career like medicine or law, or an opportunity to study at a deeper level than in high school. But for too many students, college is “just what you do after high school,” and they end up graduating Read more about Is college right for every homeschool student? Eight alternatives to the traditional path[…]

How to make your own homeschool high school diploma

It’s your student’s senior year of high school. You’ve rounded out the last of your curriculum, the college application process is well underway, and your student’s transcript is almost complete. With graduation just around the corner, it’s time to think about one last detail—your student’s diploma. If you haven’t thought much about this detail, don’t Read more about How to make your own homeschool high school diploma[…]

Three new features!

Here at Transcript Maker, we’re always working on improving our service by adding new features and keeping up with what our customers want. Your satisfaction is our goal! So, here are the three latest features we’ve added for you. Numeric Grades We are happy to announce that a feature many of you have been requesting Read more about Three new features![…]

Seven ways middle school families can start planning for high school (and college)

When is the right time to start planning high school courses? If you’re the parent of a student in late elementary school or middle school, you’ve probably asked that question. Knowing when to start planning for high school is hard enough, but throw in the wrinkle of how best to prepare for college, and it Read more about Seven ways middle school families can start planning for high school (and college)[…]

Here’s how to stress less about college applications

Applying to college—whether you’re a parent or student, it can be hugely stressful. Information overload, looming deadlines, and attempts to submit the perfect application can weigh you down, creating a pressure-cooker of anxiety. Fortunately, there are some ways your family can work together to keep your cool and avoid burnout during this hectic season. We’ll explore Read more about Here’s how to stress less about college applications[…]

Should homeschoolers take the PSAT?

Everyone knows that preparing for the SAT or ACT is challenging enough. But when it comes to the younger cousins of these standardized tests—the PSAT/NMSQT and PREACT—your family’s options and opportunities can be even more puzzling. Should your student pre-test—and if so, which one should he or she take? Are both pre-tests necessary? In this Read more about Should homeschoolers take the PSAT?[…]