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Coming Up: Transcript Intensive

Building a great transcript with lots of college credit? Jennifer Cook-DeRosa is teaching a special 2-hour intensive transcript class. This course is for homeschooling parents who are their teen’s official school administrator of record and need to create a transcript.

No prior knowledge is necessary.

Hour 1: What makes a transcript with college credit different than a regular homeschool transcript? We’ll deep dive into general homeschool record keeping, GPA, weighting grades, and graduation documents. Important distinctions about college credit will be covered.

Hour 2: We’ll walk through the proper documentation and recording of remedial, regular, honors, college dual enrollment, CLEP, Advanced Placement, Sophia, Studycom, Straighterline, ASU, DSST, continuing education, and every type of credit your teen may earn!

We’ll wrap up with plenty of time for your questions and answers about titles, course descriptions, what constitutes a high school credit, and how to present your teen’s accomplishments like a pro.

Each participant will receive a copy of the recorded event, printable handout, and an opportunity to send Jennifer their transcript for feedback. This event costs $40 and space is limited.

UPDATE: The July 27 course is full. Please choose August 30, 2021.

Tuesday July 27, 2021

3:00pm EST-5:00pm EST (Q&A to follow)



Monday August 30, 2021

3:00pm EST – 5:00pm EST (Q&A to follow)


We have many Live Events each month covering many topics and subjects. Some events are free, others carry a fee, but all will help you Homeschool for College Credit!

See Live Events Schedule

Posted in HS4CC, Transcripts

Registration Open: Transcript Intensive

Last month’s event sold out, but this one is now open!

Building a great transcript with lots of college credit? Jennifer Cook-DeRosa is teaching a special 2-hour intensive transcript class.

Hour 1: Homeschool record keeping, GPA, weighting grades, graduation documents, and more.

Hour 2: We’ll walk through recording remedial, regular, honors, college dual enrollment, CLEP, Advanced Placement, Sophia, Studycom, Straighterline, ASU, DSST, continuing education, and every type of credit you’ll encounter!

Bonus hour: In the bonus hour, we’ll dive into case studies of scenarios showing what happened in a homeschool and the best way to present it on a transcript. You’ll leave this workshop ready to write your teen’s transcript with confidence!

Each participant will receive and an opportunity to send Jennifer their transcript for feedback. This event costs $40 and space is limited.

Tuesday July 27, 2021

3:00pm Eastern Standard

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Transcript Coupon Code

I’m happy to share that Fast Transcripts has given our community a coupon code! Simply enter code: HS4CC at checkout to receive 25% off their “Essentials” plan. Normally $7.95

Next Week: Transcript Intensive

Building a great transcript with lots of college credit? Jennifer Cook-DeRosa is teaching a special 2-hour intensive transcript class. Hour 1: Homeschool record keeping, GPA, weighting grades, and graduation documents. Hour 2: We’ll walk through recording remedial, regular, honors, college dual enrollment, CLEP, Advanced Placement, Sophia, Studycom, Straighterline, ASU, DSST, continuing education, and every type […]

Transcript Resource Page

It’s only the most important homeschool document you’ll ever create!  No pressure. Be sure to read Chapter 7 of Homeschooling for College Credit (2nd edition). Families who have a lot of college credit often worry about how to record credit earned through dual enrollment, CLEP, or ACE.  Our families also want to be sure they […]

Top FAQ from the Transcript Workshop

Did you miss our transcript workshop last week?  We had SO MANY great questions that the event lasted over 2 hours! When your high school transcript has a lot of college credit, it changes things a bit. Below are a few questions that came up.

Posted in High School, Math, Transcripts

Math Success 4 Math Averse

So, if you already feel yourself mounting a reaction to the title, this post isn’t for you.  Like anything you’re good at, you can’t imagine that other people can’t “become” good at it too… if they only had a better attitude, different curriculum, a better teacher, etc.  STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are all the rage – most universities have watched their STEM-majors double in the past few years, so there is a ton of emphasis on not only high school math, but college-level math in high school.  Sure, with 10,000 hours it’s possible to become an expert in anything.  This is not that. Continue reading “Math Success 4 Math Averse”

Posted in High School, Resources, Transcripts

Transcript Resource Page

It’s only the most important homeschool document you’ll ever create!  No pressure.

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Be sure to read Chapter 7 of Homeschooling for College Credit (2nd edition).

Families who have a lot of college credit often worry about how to record credit earned through dual enrollment, CLEP, or ACE.  Our families also want to be sure they are assigning the proper letter grades, calculating their GPA accurately, and not missing any key essentials.

If you’re really starting from scratch, my advice is to read the full chapter, do a template on your computer (tutorial below if you don’t have one), and just dive in.  The other tools on this page will help you calculate GPA and fine tune your work, but getting something down on paper is really the first step.


FAQs

  • Length?  1 page
  • Titles?  Keep them simple.
  • Fonts and colors?  Resist the urge.
  • + and – grades?   Only if you like doing extra math.
  • To weigh or not to weigh?  When in doubt, do it both ways.
  • 1 college course taken at a college with a grade = 1 high school credit.
  • Brand names shouldn’t appear on a high school transcript.
  • Test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT, CLEP, AP, etc.) shouldn’t appear on a transcript because it’s a FERPA violation.
  • Remember that the transcript is only one part of the application!

Homeschooling for College Credit Classes

Live Workshop

This live online workshop is taught by Jennifer Cook-DeRosa and is open to anyone. The focus is specifically helping families understand how different types of college credit should be presented on a high school transcript as well as the possible problems you’ll encounter and how to avoid them.  Scheduled a few times per year.  Live Events

Template Demo (Recorded)

This 30-minute recorded template building demonstration is taught by Jennifer Cook-DeRosa and is open to anyone.  The workshop is free and on demand – complete on your schedule. Using Microsoft Word or Open Office, the focus of this class is to build a template that you can use to create your own homeschool transcript.  Build it Now!


Other Transcript Template Resources

  • The “How To Homeschool” website allows you to create a pdf document that can then be printed or saved on your computer.  The only downside is that your info isn’t saved. Transcript template
  • Home School Legal Defense Association has a wonderful section about transcripts on their website. Some of it is public, and some requires a membership, but you can also purchase a transcript template from their site.  HSLDA Transcript Resource Page
  • FastTranscript has a special HS4CC promotional code that is good for 25% off the monthly The Essentials Plan which regularly costs $7.95. Use HS4CC at checkout.

GPA Calculation Tools

The easiest GPA calculator is Back2College   SUPER easy to use, I’ve used it for at least 5 years.  Totally free, but it is really just a calculator.  They use a standard 4.0 grading scale, so if you’re planning to use a different weighted grade scale, this isn’t the best site.  Also, you can’t save anything – it’s just to help you do the math.

Alternative GPA calculator if you use weighted grades  GPA Calculator

Not sure if you should weight the GPA or not?  Explore the pros and cons here.


Need advice?  Email Jennifer directly if you have a quick question.  (use form below)

Need editing or GPA help?  Experts are available for hire if you need your transcript edited, GPA calculated, or more technical support.  (use form below)

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Posted in High School, Math, Transcripts

Math Success 4 Math Averse

So, if you already feel yourself mounting a reaction to the title, this post isn’t for you.  Like anything you’re good at, you can’t imagine that other people can’t “become” good at it too… if they only had a better attitude, different curriculum, a better teacher, etc.  STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are all the rage – most universities have watched their STEM-majors double in the past few years, so there is a ton of emphasis on not only high school math, but college-level math in high school.  Sure, with 10,000 hours it’s possible to become an expert in anything.  This is not that. Continue reading “Math Success 4 Math Averse”