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

By |2019-08-15T08:16:41-04:00August 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 [...]

Homeschool graduates: Here’s how to enlist in the military the right way

By |2019-07-22T07:25:21-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

So your homeschool student wants to join the military after high school. Now what? In recent years, it’s become much easier to join the armed services after graduating from a homeschool program. In this blog post, we’ll explore the steps your student needs to take to start the enlistment process. Ready to dive in? Let’s [...]

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 [...]