About David Bass

Content marketer, author, and homeschool graduate.

Do I really need recommendation letters?

By |2019-07-08T08:27:58-04:00July 8th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Transcripts 101|

You’ve probably thought about including a few letters of recommendation with your student’s homeschool transcript, but it can be challenging knowing the best ways to approach these. In today’s blog post, we’ll walk you through the best strategies for getting recommendation letters, which are an important part of helping colleges see the whole picture [...]

I’m not going to college, so do I still need a homeschool transcript?

By |2019-06-10T08:30:14-04:00June 10th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Tips for high school|

In this day and age, the traditional path of four (or more) years of college isn’t a sure thing. Far from it, in fact. About one-third of 18- to 24-year-olds are enrolled in college right now. That means the vast majority of young people choose alternative pathways. It isn’t hard to see why. Student [...]

9 crucial mistakes that homeschool seniors make

By |2019-04-15T13:28:54-04:00April 11th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Standardized tests, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

All of us are familiar with the age-old feeling of “senioritis”—the desire to just be done with school, already! Whether it comes your senior year of high school or college makes no difference. It can still be a debilitating experience. Trouble is, senioritis can lead some homeschool seniors to make a handful of common blunders [...]

It doesn’t matter where you go to college—really

By |2019-03-25T08:40:45-04:00March 25th, 2019|Advice, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Need evidence that Americans take college admissions way too seriously? Look no further than all the current headlines about "Operation Varsity Blues." Earlier in March, prosecutors charged dozens of parents (including celebrities like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin) of bribing admissions officers at high-profile universities into fraudulently accepting their kids into the schools. These included [...]

8 ways to simplify the process of making a homeschool transcript

By |2019-03-18T08:47:00-04:00March 18th, 2019|Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

We’ve all faced that dreaded situation: You have to complete a project, but you’re stuck looking at the proverbial blank sheet of paper, not sure where to start. It’s easy to slip into that pattern when it comes time to create a homeschool transcript, too. Sometimes, the intimidating part is knowing where to even begin. [...]

Understanding the evolution of ‘guidance counselor’ to ‘school counselor’

By |2019-01-21T07:13:49-04:00January 21st, 2019|Administration, Leadership Tips for Small Schools|

It used to be that guidance counselors had one primary mission: prepare students for college and career pathways after graduation. Think of duties like writing recommendation letters, sending student transcripts to colleges, and helping students job hunt. But in recent years, the role of guidance counselors has evolved to include far more. While today’s “school [...]