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Last Time: Transcript Workshop

Today is the last time I’m teaching the HS4CC Transcript Workshop as part of my Summer Workshop series!  It’s not too late to register- but the event is today at 12:00 EASTERN TIME – watch your time zones!  If you’re building a transcript that includes college credit, you won’t want to miss this. Continue reading “Last Time: Transcript Workshop”

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 ACE, Transcripts

Where is College Credit Kept?

Parents of teens earning college credit often wonder where the credit is “kept” or stored until they need it. This is a great question because when your student is ready, we want to make sure you can quickly and easily access everything they’ve worked so hard to earn! Continue reading “Where is College Credit Kept?”

Posted in High School, Resources, Transcripts

Transcript Resource Page

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

Just getting started?  Chapter 7 of Homeschooling for College Credit (2nd edition)hard-cover-book-mockup PSD 09

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!

HS4CC Transcript Workshop (online)

Be sure to attend one of the popular HS4CC Transcript Workshops!  These are open to anyone but specifically, help families who want to understand how courses that carry college credit should be presented on your transcript.  Live Events


HSLDA on Transcripts

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 it’s really my favorite trusted site to get solid help.  HSLDA Transcript Resource Page


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

Fast Transcripts allows you to do GPA calculation for free and you can also purchase your finished product ($4.95/month)


Free OnlineTranscript Template

How To Homeschool  Allows you to create a pdf document that can then be printed or saved on your computer.  Uses a standard 4.0 grading scale.


I Can Teach You

I think every parent should have their teen’s transcript live and online ready to add or edit at a moment’s notice.  I know that sounds intimidating, but I can teach you! My online tutorial literally takes you from a blank sheet of paper to a finished transcript in under an hour.  

You don’t need special skills or software- I can teach you how to build your document in Word or Open Office, and you’ll fill in your own courses.  This is the method I use for my kids, and after you to the first one, you’ll have no trouble building others.

BONUS: After the course, you can send me your transcript through the “dropbox” and it will be sent directly to my email. I’ll take a look and see if everything looks good. The cost for the class and consulation?  $0 this is my gift to you!

Build it! Homeschooling for College Credit Transcript using MS Word

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Still need help?

If an email or complimentary phone call isn’t enough, Jennifer is available on a very limited case by case basis at her hourly rate  to help families with special requests.  (Please use the form below)

  • developing your high school program
  • developing a college credit program
  • evaluating a transfer credit policy
  • researching articulation agreements
  • comparing and contrasting  college programs
  • evaluating or improving your high school transcript
  • evaluating or improving your high school curriculum
  • adult returning to college
  • other special requests

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”