"I have enjoyed being a gold card club member for years, spoke to you on the phone and I listened to some of your webinars, used the course description and transcript templates and information on SAT's. I thank you for your help in my journey of making all this ready for applications. My daughter and I made a detailed portfolio for her that she sent to 7 places where she was invited to audition live, and was successfully accepted to most of the Conservatories. She was accepted into The Julliard School by her audition and then they accepted her high school portfolio without any questions. She placed into all the academic courses at the higher level. She is now happily studying a bachelors of music at The Julliard School, fulfilling her dream. I am extremely thankful that I had the opportunity to home school her and thanks to you, I knew how to present her schooling and everything else in such a way that I did not need to sacrifice the wonderful home school curriculum that gave her a strong Christian world view and foundation in Christ. ~ A"
School Specific Supplement
Official Homeschool Transcript
Athletic or Art Supplement or Requirements
Activity and Award List
SAT Subject Test Scores
Other Transcript 1
Other Transcript 2
Community College Transcript
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
FAFSA - January
Reply to College
Deposit to the college you choose
Thank you note to interviewer
Final Transcript - June after school is complete
Cost of Attendance
D. Extra Course Fees
E. Other fees (parking, etc)
TOTAL Cost of Attendance
With a heavy heart I am writing you an email to say goodbye. My last home schooled child is graduating in two weeks. I have learned so much from you and your millions of resources. O.K., maybe not millions, but your newsletter, website, and books. Then the added bonus of meeting you when our family had just moved to the Seattle area. You were a lifesaver then and your advice and amazing tutelage for transcripts was far beyond any type of thank you I could give in return.
I have and will continue to tell friends and family, who are interested in home schooling about your site. You are kind and full of grace to offer this invaluable service. You made applying to colleges and sending transcripts a breeze. You prepared me for what our family was in store for with college admissions from the time my son was a freshman in high school. It was a bit tedious to write a page about each class, but boy it was worth it not to wait until the kids were seniors to tackle the transcript mess.
What a relief when the application process began. All I had to do as a counselor was reach into the home school transcript drawer and fax the information over to the various colleges. Let me add the colleges were VERY impressed.
When someone has such a large impact on your family, you need to let them know. I met you when were at the home school college fair. I cannot remember the date or location. Yet you saved me from making a huge mistake and I really appreciate you redirecting my thinking. My prayers go to you and your business. You are invaluable!
Thank you again! Keep up the good work!
Forever in your debt,
October 26thDear Lee,
I was a member of your Gold Care Club for quite some time, and I wanted to let you know how much your information and advice helped us.
My daughter Emily is now a senior and is going full-time at the local community college. She'll graduate with an AA and she's been on the President's List every quarter and is a National Merit Commended student.
For the last 2 years we've been researching schools and their requirements for homeschoolers. Finally, the list was pared to 6. We worked extremely this summer to get all of her applications in by mid-September. She was immediately accepted to 2 private Catholic universities and offered their highest merit scholarships. We're still waiting on the public school, the extreme reach school and 2 more private schools. Also, since she'll be applying for the Honors Program in whichever school she chooses, we hope there will be even more scholarships attached.
My family keeps thanking me for all my leg-work, but I never could have achieved this without YOUR initial research! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with folks and providing a service for those who are striving to meet all the needs of their children. I don't think I would ever have considered private schools until I met you and heard how feasible it really is.
The only thing I would disagree with you on is the CLEP tests. Most of the admissions officers I spoke with over the last year (too many...) were not impressed with those as much as AP or IB tests. Emily took them as an indicator of honors standing but she won't use those for credit. I would urge teens to study for and pass AP instead.
Nevertheless, your information on college search, course descriptions, reading lists, homeschool profiles, testing, grading, extra-curriculars, and documentation really helped us so very much. What also helped was simply your example. You had high expectations of your sons, gave them the tools to meet those goals, then shared your experience with all of us. This allowed me to see the possibilities and give my children the tools to reach their dreams as well. Thanks for holding my hand through the first few years when I had anxiety over the thought of a FAFSA or application essay! It's no longer a mystery, just a lot of hard work.
Keep it up!
“Senior year seems like a really busy time. Is it possible for a student to successfully do both dual enrollment and complete scholarship applications and essays, etc.?” - Mary
Anne wrote with a wonderful report on her homeschooled daughter! Her homemade transcript, mommy-made grades, and homeschool GPA earned huge rewards! They received wonderful scholarships and her daughter is successfully