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Transcripts Made Easy: How to make a homeschool transcript for high school
Transcripts Made Easy: The Homeschooler's Guide to High-School Paperwork!
You homeschool. You have teens. How 'bout that paperwork?
You know the time is coming when your homeschooled teen will need a transcript. If you'd rather spend time with people than paperwork, Transcripts Made Easy: The Homeschooler's Guide to High School Paperwork is written for you! It's all you need to know about home school trancripts, high school diplomas, and simple record-keeping.
What can Transcripts Made Easy do for you?
Dawn C. from Ohio writes: I just finished your book, Transcripts Made Easy, and finished making my daughter's High School Records Book. I even made one for her friend. I just couldn't stop. :)
It's amazing how I went from intimidated and clueless before your book to excited and prepared after. I was grateful to figure out that many of the extra things she is doing can be compiled into a class and I can give her credit for it. I made 4 extra classes out of things I was going to have her do but didn't know how to account for it as a class. I certainly appreciate the gift God has given you to help make this homeschooling choice so much easier!
Date: Tuesday, 10:47 a.m.
From: Janice Campbell
I remember the day my 16-year-old said, "Hey, mom-- I want to take some classes at the community college."
Although he had already earned some college credit through CLEP exams, I didn't know if I was quite ready to send him off to college! However, it really was the most practical way for him to take the higher math and lab sciences he needed in order to graduate, so we decided to start off with a couple of classes.
The problem was, the deadline for applying to the college was only days away. I wasn't ready for this! I kept his high school records in a system of files and folders, but I hadn't consolidated any of it onto a transcript. That was on my 'round-to-it' list!
I pulled out all the resources I owned on homeschooling through high school. Many of them were truly helpful in deciding what to study, but there wasn't any clear-cut instruction on how to create a homeschool transcript that would present my student in the best possible way to a college admissions department.
I wanted to see actual transcript samples! I needed to know how to figure a grade point average, and how to grant credit for honors classes! I wanted to see how to include things like AP and CLEP exams, as well as volunteer work and hobbies.
There wasn't time to find the kind of instruction book I wanted, though, as the application deadline was looming. I made best transcript I could, formatted like my own high school and college transcripts, but it was at that point I realized that if there wasn't a good book on creating transcripts, I had to write one!
|"I would like to take the time to thank you so much for your book on transcripts. I found it an invaluable resource as we've applied to countless colleges and scholarship organizations. It helped us earn a National Merit Scholarship for our first son and has allowed us to assist our second son in receiving full college funding as well." From Alison, via e-mail.
So, just in time for my second son's college entrance, the first edition of Transcripts Made Easy was published. I found that high school paperwork can be pretty simple, especially if you start at the very beginning, and go step by step (isn't anything easier that way?). I've shown you how to start from the very beginning of high school, but because of my own experience, I've also shown you how to jump right in and pull together a transcript when you weren't expecting to. If, like me, you don't want to spend any more time (or money) than necessary on record keeping, Transcripts Made Easy is for you.
Now, nearly seven years later, two of my sons have graduated from college, and the other two have begun. The recordkeeping tools and techniques in Transcripts Made Easy has helped me stay organized and focused, making it a snap to pull together a transcript when my third son announced, "Hey, mom-- I want to take some classes at the community college." This time, it was easy!
In short, Transcripts Made Easy takes the work out of paperwork!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing Janice Campbell's book, Transcripts Made Easy. It is the BEST $$$ for homeschooling I ever spent! It is clear, concise, not wordy, or so thick a book you don't want to EVER tackle it! It was so absolutely wonderful ...I cannot say enough about the valuable information...!! I made both of my son's transcripts (using the Horizontal format with Microsoft Word) and they were so professional looking that I amazed myself!! I used these for both of my sons when applying for public school. This book ...is filled to the brim with so much help!
I'd recommend purchasing this in the 7th grade year of your child's schooling or before so that you will be prepared with what you need because many students take high school subjects during their 8th grade year. I never planned to enter my sons into public school, but you never know what the future holds. It is much better to be prepared, and Janice Campbell has put this together to help us...it is absolutely wonderful! (From a review by Pam Smith)
Did you know that Transcripts Made Easy is the only transcript resource that comes with free e-mail support from the author? You ask, I'll answer! (This means that if you have a question while working with the homeschool transcript, you can e-mail me, and I'll do my best to help you.) I want the transcript creation process to be truly easy for you!
You can keep all the high school records you need with less time and aggravation. You'll discover how easy it can be to:
• Keep simple, accurate records quickly and easily.
• Issue class grades fairly and honestly, even if you haven't been using grades in your homeschool.
• Grant credit for traditional classes, unit studies, work experience, and other activities.
• Award extra credit for honors classes, credit by exam, or dual-credit classes.
• Calculate a grade point average, with or without weighted grades.
• Showcase your student's achievements with a professional, credible transcript that will "wow" admissions counselors.
• Issue a diploma that's nice enough to frame.
|"We used the instructions in your book to make a transcript for my daughter. She used it to apply for a scholarship and also to several colleges. She is a finalist in the scholarship contest, and she has been accepted by two colleges so far. Thank you so much for your clear, easy-to-follow instructions!" Lizetta
You'll turn to this straightforward guide for answers again and again!
In addition, you'll find:
• Success tips from college admissions counselors across the country.
• An introduction to high school with an overview of the skills your student will need to succeed.
• A glance at college admissions.
• A new chapter on records and transcripts for special needs students.
• Detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful transcripts using software you already own or can download free.
• Reproducibles that make recordkeeping super-easy.
Hi Janice, ... I bought Transcripts Made Easy and started working on it 3 years ago for our oldest son and just sent the first transcript out to a college. My son is a senior this year. The lady in the admissions office called about some other information today and said she wished all homeschooling parents had it together like me. She really liked the transcript, she said she couldn't do that on her computer. Then I told her about your book and how great it was in guiding me through the process. I used Sample 2: Horizontal-format. I always tell people about your book because it cuts right to the chase. I have [another book] and all the info is great, but your book showed me how to put it all together on one paper.
Thanks for your help,
Ann & Dave, Colonial Heights, VA
This updated edition contains everything from previous editions, plus MORE!
Whether you are starting at the beginning
of the high school years and collecting information as you go, or looking
back and trying to remember what your teen studied when, you'll learn:
- Who needs a transcript
- What it's used for
- Exactly what to put on it
- The three basic parts of a homeschool transcript
- How to record honors and dual-credit classes
- How to assign credit for unit studies
- How to record credit-by-exam
- How to add automatic credibility to your transcript
- And even how to avoid creating a transcript at all!
"I was really nervous about making a transcript, but your book made it all seem so easy, and the transcript turned out looking great. Thank you!" Nikita
You'll appreciate helpful features such as:
- Reproducible worksheets for calculating credit
- Reproducible transcript forms
- Step by step instructions for creating forms on your computer
- Filled-out transcript samples so you can see how it's done
And best of all, it comes with free e-mail support! That means if you have questions while you're working on your transcript, you may e-mail me, and I'll do my best to help.
"Transcripts Made Easy was terrific! I purchased it a year ago and used it to pull together my daughter's transcript. It was practical and to the point! Thank you for writing it." Elizabeth, Dale City, VA
Take the stress out of homeschool paperwork with Janice Campbell's Transcripts Made Easy—it's all you need to know
about recordkeeping and transcripts for your high school student in one
easy-to-use book. Transcripts Made Easy is available as an instantly downloadable e-book or an 8.5 x 11" trade paperback (120 pages). Either way, you can easily print out or photocopy the reproducible record pages for each student in your immediate family. If you're homeschooling through high school, I know you don't have a lot of time to spend keeping track of paperwork. That's why you need Transcripts Made Easy!
"... I appreciate that you don't use "educationese" in your work. I've been away from it for so long, and was annoyed by it when I was working toward my degree. It makes your work easy to undertand. I appreciate that!" Andrea, homeschool mom
Transcripts Made Easy takes the work out of paperwork - order it today!
I promise that the simple instructions in Transcripts Made Easy, along with my free e-mail support, will help you manage your high-school paperwork and create a transcript you can be proud of. If you feel that TME has not delivered on this promise, you may return it for a refund. I want the best for you and your students!
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"High school sort of crept up on me, and my son was halfway through when I realized that I should be keeping records.
"Your book has been a lifesaver, as the worksheets helped remind me what we had done. I just finished making his transcript, and my husband can't believe how professional it looks. I hardly ever use the computer for anything but e-mail, but your clear and simple instructions made it all so easy, even for a computer novice. Thank you!"
Lesley, homeschool mom of two
Thank you for stopping by! I know that Transcripts Made Easy will help you create a homeschool transcript for your student, and I appreciate the opportunity to help you with this final bit of high-school paperwork. The high school transcript is an important document-- it helps your student market his or her knowledge and experiences to colleges, the military, prospective employers, and technical school. Transcripts Made Easy will help your student make a strong, positive impression when it counts, and that's a valuable thing!
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