Is your 10-year-old ready for college? 7 tips for early enrollment

By |2019-09-16T08:45:47-04:00September 16th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

A 10-year-old from Canton, Ohio is the youngest student enrolled at Stark State College this year. Surprising? Even shocking? Yes. Darryl Elijah Owens, one of 27 students at a nonprofit homeschool organization called Cross Over Academy, enrolled at Stark State when he was 9-years-old. Elijah’s father, Darryl Owens Jr., is the administrator and founder [...]

Transcript basics: Where to go from here

By |2019-08-27T08:31:11-04:00August 27th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, General Interest, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

This is the final part in our 6-part series on the basics of homeschool transcripts. Read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5. By now we’ve reached the end of our whirlwind tour through building a homeschool transcript. Congratulations! The next big question: Where do you go from here? [...]

Transcript basics: How to level up your homeschool transcript with tests and extracurricular activities

By |2019-08-22T08:35:25-04:00August 15th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Standardized tests, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

This is the third part of our 6-part series on the basics of homeschool transcripts. Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. Now that you’ve got the basic building blocks of your homeschool transcript down, it’s time to think about standardized tests and extracurricular activities. These are two often-overlooked aspects of [...]

Transcript basics: How to get the most out of grades and GPA

By |2019-08-19T14:37:09-04:00August 13th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

This is the third part of our 6-part series on the basics of homeschool transcripts. Read part 1 and part 2. Want to know one of the most important elements of a great homeschool transcript—one that’s often overlooked? The answer: grades and Grade Point Average (GPA). In the eyes of a college admissions [...]

Transcript basics: 4 simple tips for handling courses and credit hours

By |2019-08-19T14:36:53-04:00August 5th, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

This is the second part of our 6-part series on the basics of homeschool transcripts. Read part 1. Courses are the “meat” of a great transcript. A well-rounded lineup of high school coursework shows an admissions department that your student is ready for college-level work.  Needless to say, that’s a big deal—and [...]

Transcript basics: What should I put on a homeschool transcript?

By |2019-08-05T13:12:53-04:00August 1st, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Happy August, everyone! Can you believe that summer is almost over? If you’re like a lot of homeschool families, the task of creating those homeschool transcripts might already be getting away from you. So, what better time to address the basics than now? Over the next few weeks, we’ll publish a [...]