How Transcript Maker helped my son win an ROTC scholarship

By |2019-01-19T15:10:45+00:00December 4th, 2018|Advice, Creating Professional Transcripts for Students, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

Angie Spitzer is a homeschool mom of three boys. She discovered Transcript Maker several years ago after her son began competing for a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship. We caught up with Angie to get her story! How’d you hear about Transcript Maker? My oldest son was in 8th grade and I was starting [...]

How to help your high school students think critically

By |2018-12-09T11:39:09+00:00November 27th, 2018|Administration, Leadership Tips for Small Schools, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

What’s one skill set that applies to any area of life, including any career? The answer is skillful critical thinking! Critical thinking can help students hypothetically “remove themselves” from a situation in order to be more objective and see things from other viewpoints. As a critical thinker, a student is self-aware as well as others [...]

Now available on Kindle: The ultimate guide to building a transcript

By |2018-08-17T09:36:17+00:00August 17th, 2018|Announcements, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

We’re thrilled to announce that The Ultimate Homeschool Guide to Creating a High School Transcript is now available for download on the Amazon Kindle Store. Plus, we’ve dropped the price from $19 to just $8.99 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited! Check It Out The book contains my very best tips from over 10 years of [...]

Throwing out the traditional list of homeschool-friendly colleges

By |2018-08-02T08:27:59+00:00August 2nd, 2018|General Interest, Preparing for college, Tips for high school|

You’ve seen them, right? Those list of “homeschool-friendly” colleges that float around the Internet, popping up on various social media sites and web pages? If your kids are still young, or if you’re new to homeschooling and trying to just keep your head above water, you may not have paid much attention to them. But [...]

Should I use a 4.00 or 4.33 GPA on my transcript?

By |2018-07-10T18:16:04+00:00March 17th, 2018|Advice, High school transcripts, Preparing for college, Tips for high school, Transcripts 101|

Our team frequently gets questions from homeschool families regarding grade point averages. One of the most common is, “What’s the difference between a 4.00 and 4.33 grade point average, and which one should I use on my student’s transcript?” In today’s blog post, we’ll demystify the process of picking between these two scales! First, here’s [...]