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One simple trick for saving time and money in college

Did you know there’s a way to earn college credit for work your student has already accomplished—saving both time and money, and potentially putting your student on an expedited graduation schedule for college? If that sounds interesting, let me introduce you to the concept of prior learning assessment (or PLA). If you aren’t already aware, Read more about One simple trick for saving time and money in college[…]

What every homeschool family should know about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams

Does your student want to boost his or her transcript and get a head-start on college-level work? Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams may be a great option. Not only will your student get the chance to dive head-first into college-level study and testing—college admissions officials will also recognize his or her drive and willingness Read more about What every homeschool family should know about Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams[…]

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[…]