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You’ll never guess what arrived in my mailbox

It’s always nice to get a pleasant surprise in the mail. This arrived a week ago: Here’s a big “thank you” to this anonymous supporter. The gift reminded me of how much Transcript Maker has grown, all thanks to our fantastic base of parents, students, families, and schools. As a homeschool graduate myself, I faced Read more about You’ll never guess what arrived in my mailbox[…]

36 easy life hacks to keep college costs affordable (part 4)

This is the fourth part of our six-part series on saving a buck while attending college. Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. 18. Apply for a high-school honors program and/or pursue scholarships If your student is still in high school, consider the benefits of enrollment in an honors program. It’s easy to overlook Read more about 36 easy life hacks to keep college costs affordable (part 4)[…]

7 crucial mistakes parents make when applying for college

If you’re looking for a cheat sheet on how not to apply for college, look no further. We’ve got you covered. In all seriousness, applying for college can be intimidating, discouraging, and downright confusing. That’s why it’s so easy to make crucial errors that doom your student’s chance of being accepted to their institution of Read more about 7 crucial mistakes parents make when applying for college[…]

Can homeschool graduates survive college?

It’s about time we moved past the notion that homeschool students aren’t prepared for college. They are, says the overwhelming evidence—persistent stereotypes notwithstanding. Even so, homeschool students still face some significant transition points in the move to college, ones that graduates from public or private schools might not face. Here are three areas of adjustment Read more about Can homeschool graduates survive college?[…]

36 easy life hacks to keep college costs affordable (part 3)

This is the third part of our six-part series on saving a buck while attending college. Read part 1 and part 2. 13. Take advantage of university-subsidized health insurance Most universities offer subsidized general health care coverage. Because the Affordable Care Act allows young people to remain on their parents’ health insurance until age 26, this Read more about 36 easy life hacks to keep college costs affordable (part 3)[…]

Do SAT and ACT scores really matter?

It’s an incessantly heard drumbeat: Your SAT and ACT scores are among the most important elements of whether you’ll get into a good college. It’s so important, in fact, that we devote loads and loads of preparation for the big test day. So how important is your SAT and ACT score in reality? In a Read more about Do SAT and ACT scores really matter?[…]