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15 Reasons to Make a Homeschool Transcript

15 Reasons to Make a Homeschool Transcript
A homeschool transcript is part of your child's educational background that you will have to provide when you help them go through the college admissi...
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How to Put Fabulous Fun on Your Homeschool Transcript

How to Put Fabulous Fun on Your Homeschool Transcript
Some people simply aren't textbook people! What do you do if your homeschooler learns by living, instead of studying textbooks? What if your child soa...
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Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!

Come Spring Into Transcripts With Me!
Let me guess.... You KNOW that you should get your homeschool transcript done now, but you really don't want to do it. You know you should, but it doe...
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What if I Homeschool Only Senior Year?

What if I Homeschool Only Senior Year?
Mary Jo emailed asking for advice as to whether a public-schooled high school junior should consider homeschooling for only her senior year of high school. Here's what I said. My best advice is this;  "Know your child and trust yourself."  If you know that homeschooling is the best fit for your child, then trust yourself and do it.  Don't avoid homeschooling out of fear. Senior year can be busy with college applications. Get 75 application essay...
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Guest — madison
If I go homeschooled in the middle of my senior year and get everything done will I still be able to walk the line with my class?... Read More
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 03:49
Anita
Hi, Madison. You'll need to check with the school / school district that you were attending prior to homeschooling. Unfortunately... Read More
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 17:25
Guest — Rezik
I have the same situation with my child who doesn't want to continue the last semester. Challenge is already applications were su... Read More
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 08:21
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How to Include Bible on a Homeschool Transcript

How to Include Bible on a Homeschool Transcript
Homeschoolers are often Christian families - and they often include Christian education in their homeschool. Let me show you how to include your study...
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Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education

Homeschool: Freedom to Tailor Education
Homeschooling is successful because we can tailor education to the needs of our own child, giving them information in a way that makes sense to them. ...
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From Qatar to College Requires a Transcript

From Qatar to College Requires a Transcript
What do you do when you live and homeschool in Qatar and your child is going to college in the US? Make a homeschool transcript, of course! Margaret w...
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3 Homeschool Transcript Problems and How to Avoid Them

3 Homeschool Transcript Problems and How to Avoid Them
3 Homeschool Transcript Problems and How to Avoid Them There are three homeschool transcript problems that you can easily avoid or overcome. First Pro...
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SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done?

SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done?
Did you know ... study time spent on tests such as the SAT or ACT can be included on the transcript! SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done? It can take a lot of work for kids to prepare for high school tests such as the SAT or ACT. There are ways to give them credit for all the work they've done using test prep books, classes, or other supplementary materials.• Consider it a supplement for...
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Guest — Lee
We used the Institute for Excellence in Writing Advanced Communication Series, plus 501 Writing Prompts, among other things. I *lo... Read More
Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:21
Guest — Ann
We used The Teaching Company (The Great Courses) "How To Be A Superstar Student" VHS with my two older sons in junior high school,... Read More
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 05:26
Guest — Kristine
I made the decision to give credit for this after reading your Setting the Record Straight book (which is excellent, btw!). My da... Read More
Monday, 17 October 2011 10:11
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A Quick Homeschool Transcript Tip

A Quick Homeschool Transcript Tip
Your child is in senior year and it's time to send the homeschool transcript! Some colleges want to see a hard copy of your homeschool transcript, a paper copy sent through snail mail. Other colleges, and some organizations such as camps and prospective employers, require you to provide your child's transcript by email. Here's a quick homeschool transcript tip for sending by email. A Quick Homeschool Transcript Tip When submitting your child's transcript electronically, make sure nobody...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Luke, You make a pdf for the college, when you submit the transcript to the college, so you don't want anyone to edit it at al... Read More
Friday, 30 July 2010 06:45
Guest — Luke Holzmann
Good tip, Lee! Is there a special setting for making it so only you can edit the .pdf? I know that I've been able to fix typos an... Read More
Friday, 30 July 2010 06:07
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Should I Give My Student Pass/Fail Grades?

Should I Give My Student Pass/Fail Grades?
Should you use letter, number or pass/fail grades on your homeschool transcript? Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!
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Guest — Merry
Thanks. I have the Comprehensive Record Solution, and have read you say that some colleges don't include non-academic grades in th... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 11:14
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Merry, You can choose whether or not you want to add those grades or non-grades (as in a "pass/fail") into the GPA. I would s... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 13:20
Guest — Lee
Merry, If you really feel that uncomfortable giving a grade for PE, then just don't give a grade for PE - really! Don't stress! Yo... Read More
Monday, 22 December 2014 10:53
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Go-Getter Gets Scholarships! Tuition Zero!

Go-Getter Gets Scholarships! Tuition Zero!
Dana is a long-time member, and she wrote to me ecstatically sharing about her daughter's scholarship awards.  I asked her to share the advice she would like to give to other mothers, and she has some wonderful suggestions that I think you will find useful!Dear Lee,I have been meaning to follow up and let you know the results of Natalie's college applications. It has been an extremely busy month with her graduation. She will be attending...
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Have your children EVER changed their mind?

Have your children EVER changed their mind?
Have your children EVER changed their minds?  When I'm speaking to a group, I usually ask parents to raise their hand if their child has every changed their mind about anything.  Every hand goes in the air! Why bother with getting your kids ready for college when you feel certain they won't go?  Because sometimes, when you least expect it, teenagers will change their minds.Stop laughing! You know it's true!College preparation makes a lot of sense...
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Transcripts or Course Descriptions?

Transcripts or Course Descriptions?
   Although most homeschool students utilize transcripts for college admissions, many students are also now submitting a homeschool portfolio when they apply to colleges.  What’s the difference, and why should you use a portfolio?  In general, a transcript is a one-page piece of paper that gives a college the opportunity to get a snapshot of your student, and decide whether they get a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down on admissions.  A portfolio, also known as a comprehensive...
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Transcripts for the Rest of Us!

Transcripts for the Rest of Us!
It’s not too hard to create a stellar transcript for a student that excels in all they do, but what about the more average student who struggles in certain areas, and may be a little reluctant to learn?  How do you make their transcript look acceptable without any stretching of the truth?Usually the first thing I suggest when I consult with somebody in this situation is to figure out what your child does for fun. There...
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