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College admissions for homeschoolers: Four important tips from admissions officers

“Being homeschooled isn’t enough to make you interesting anymore.” This is what a college admissions officer told me last year as I was interviewing him for a book I was writing about college admissions for homeschoolers. It was not something I expected to hear, of course, and as I continued to think about it, I Read more about College admissions for homeschoolers: Four important tips from admissions officers[…]

A quick guide to CLEP for homeschoolers

As out-of-the-box thinkers, homeschoolers are often looking for ways to expedite their educational journey, especially when it comes to college. Today, we’re exploring one crucial method to accelerate your student’s college career—taking CLEP exams. What exactly is CLEP? It stands for College Level Examination Process, a series of 33 tests in five academic areas offered Read more about A quick guide to CLEP for homeschoolers[…]

21 ways to instantly improve your high school transcript

When it comes to making a great high school transcript, getting all your ducks in a row can be overwhelming. So wouldn’t it be nice to have a checklist of ways to give your transcript a quick boost? Well, we’ve got some good news—we’re sharing one today! Our 21 tips should make your task of Read more about 21 ways to instantly improve your high school transcript[…]

New features: Course status and GPA summary

As always here at Transcript Maker, we’ve been working on adding new features and constantly improving our service. It’s time for another new feature announcement! Here are the latest additions: Course Status Previously, Course Status and Course Type were in the same drop-down, so courses couldn’t be marked as a special course type (like Honors, Read more about New features: Course status and GPA summary[…]

New archiving feature for schools

We are excited to have schools using Transcript Maker for their students, and are regularly adding special features that are helpful for schools. This is our latest school feature! Archiving Transcripts As a school, you need to keep a copy of all your graduated students’ transcripts, but those transcripts can start to pile up! Archiving Read more about New archiving feature for schools[…]

Why high school co-ops are great college preparation for homeschool families

As a homeschooling parent, you’re often seeking out ways to help your student better prepare for college. Maybe you’ve followed an in-depth curriculum at home, your student has joined multiple extracurricular and service-oriented activities, and he or she has excelled academically. What else can you do to help him or her get ready for college? Read more about Why high school co-ops are great college preparation for homeschool families[…]