OK, maybe that won’t happen to you, but there is hope! Because right here on this web page is the SECRET to getting your student placed at the TOP of the stack for college admission consideration as well as one of those MASSIVE university scholarships – the ones you thought were reserved for children of the ultra-privileged. Here you will get complete information about homeschooling, college scholarships and what colleges want to learn about your home high school student.
Read on to discover how you can ensure your student is given full and favorable consideration by your top college choices even if:
Your ancestor never bequeathed a massive endowment
You’ve never “wintered in Aspen” with a University Provost
Your last name isn’t emblazoned on the university medical center door
From the Desk of
Lee Binz, The HomeScholar
Dear Homeschool Parent,
I used to hate when my parents said, “back in my day…” Now that I’m the parent, I find myself thinking (if not outright saying) the same thing. One of my frequent laments is “Back in my day, going to college wasn’t so complex.”
Maybe you remember when…
College was almost affordable
Everyone who wanted to go, got to go
Most kids graduated with little or no debt
College scholarships weren’t so incredibly competitive
Those days are as dated as my husband’s dance moves. College admissions is a high stakes business now and homeschool parents often feel ill-equipped to compete with public and private schools in gaining admission and college scholarships.
In fact, the competitive nature of the college admissions game has bred a entire industry of private, college prep schools characterized by advanced placement academics, college admission coaches, elite sports leagues and “drill and kill” test prep.
It is almost a David and Goliath story.In this corner stands the thoroughly modern two income family with their SAT coaches, college consultants and elite academics. In the opposite corner stands the typical homeschool family with their limited financial resources, do-it-yourself guidance counseling and home-grown academics.
So whose kids do you think have the edge in the college admission and scholarship sweepstakes? The homeschooled college-ready kid or the regular private and public school kid. Well, the answer may surprise you.
“Her scholarship will be paying for four years of tuition…”
“It really made for a more professional look. You are providing a service much needed by many. Her scholarship will be paying for four years of tuition, out-of-state fees, room/board, book stipend as well as $5000 toward a month summer abroad program. Thank you again for all that I learned through your services.“
~ Renee in Europe
What Are Colleges Looking For?
If you were to answer this question just based on the goings-on in a typical college prep high school you would probably conclude that colleges were only interested in three types of students:
AP Wizards. After all, why go to all that trouble trying to pass so many of those insanely difficult exams?
Athletic Powerhouses: Nothing else could explain the intensity of today’s most competitive high school sports teams.
Academic Elites. Why else would parents spend thousands to get their kids those fabled “perfect SAT scores?”
So if your homeschool doesn’t have a laser focus on these “three As”, how can you possibly hope to compete?
Oh, and if you aren’t relentless in your pursuit of extra-curriculars, and working diligently on padding your child’s resume with volunteer and community activities, sometimes at the expense of family harmony and parental sanity, how can you even dream of getting a place at the table? The answer is simple, really…
It’s because this ISN’T what the colleges are looking for.
So What Are Colleges REALLY Looking For?
In my business, I have spent a lot of time researching and speaking to colleges. My conclusion is that colleges have three and ONLY three questions about every prospective admit.
Are they REAL?
Are they READY?
Are the RIGHT?
1. Are They REAL? Whether it is in the realm of academics, athletics or activities, colleges are most concerned about whether an applicant is authentic.
Is that burning passion they see because their soul is on fire, or because dad lit their pants on fire?
If there’s one thing a college admissions official can root out faster than a ghost-written admission essay, it’s a phony high school senior.
2. Are The READY? In simple terms, that means making sure your kids cover the basics well; reading, writing, math. It also means getting your kids around people of all different ages and socio-economic statuses.
With all the grief homeschool parents receive about “socialization” it is a bit ironic that the key to college academic and emotional readiness turns out to be the type of socialization that homeschoolers are best capable to deliver. The type of socialization that comes from being “out and about” in the real world, rather than stuck in a classroom.
3. Are They RIGHT? Not every university will fit every student. More importantly, not every student will fit every university. Colleges want to know whether your student’s ideals, values and perspective are a good match for them. Heck, just the fact that your student has ideals, values and perspective will be appealing simply because it brings a bit of diversity compared to what colleges normally deal with!
“I would NEVER have gotten this far without you… “
“I wanted to present Nate’s accomplishments in the best possible light, and I believe the course descriptions and small portfolio of work does a wonderful job of capturing what he accomplished in home school. I would NEVER have gotten this far without you… I probably would have given up or done something simple and not adequately reflective of Nate’s high school. So the application materials are in the mail on their way to University!”
~ Ann in Connecticut
Why is This So Important?
Colleges are BIG business. Like any business, they seek to enhance their reputation and extend their influence. One of the primary paths to do this is through admission of highly qualified students. Students who promise to distinguish themselves in the world of politics, business, science, sports or the arts. Highly qualified students have much less to worry about on how to pay for college.
There are two primary reasons it is important for colleges to have industry and political leaders shine their light back and give them credit for launching their careers. The first is obvious. It can never hurt to have a community of wealthy benefactors to provide ongoing endowments and college scholarships. The other is a bit more subtle but has to do with the perpetuation of their brand and image.
Here is an illustration. Everyone knows that Barak Obama graduated from Harvard Law, but who do you think has benefited most from that fact – President Obama or Harvard Law?
Do you see the symbiotic relationship between colleges and their prospective students? Just like you have a vested interest in gaining admission and college scholarships, they have a vested interest in finding the best.
Don’t Fall Into This Trap
Just understanding what the college’s value isn’t enough. What action needs to be taken? Homeschool parents (and especially homeschool dads) may grow frantic about making their kids Real, Ready and Right for college. In their fervor, they might attempt to out “prep” the prep schools.
Don’t do this. It is a trap.
The worst thing you can do is try to play their game. That just leads to frenzy, frustration and failure.
Instead, a better approach is to perform a bit of educational judo and turning the “weaknesses” of homeschooling (as perceived by the world) into strengths.
An Unlevel Playing Field
One of the greatest advantages that homeschoolers have over kids from most public and private high schools is the opportunity to enjoy life-defining experiences during the normal course of the “school year.” We purposefully homeschooled only 4 days a week so our boys had time to get “out there” and discover their passion in the adult world.
That passion will bear fruit when preparedness meets opportunity. Done properly, homeschooling is the best life preparation available. But opportunity…
That’s the problem.
The ugly truth is opportunity can be pretty hard for a public school kid to discover when they’re strapped to a school desk for 6 hours a day, spend two hours a day on the bus, five more doing homework and then eight sleeping. That’s 21 hours of prescheduled time 5 days a week. When you are trying to squeeze the rest of life into the remaining 3 hours, some things are bound to be missed.
Little things like purpose, passion and opportunity.
The Critical “Difference”
The way your kids will compete — and compete successfully — is by simply being different. That’s right…it is OK to be different from the cookie cutter kids being produced by the typical public high school or even the typical college prep school.
In fact, it is CRITICAL to be different. And who, more than homeschoolers, are better equipped to produce “different” children?
Let’s be honest with ourselves, homeschool kids ARE different, primarily because they are differently nurtured, differently educated and differently socialized. This is a GOOD THING!
Don’t fall into the trap of trying to replicate public and private high schools. Don’t worry about passing 6 AP exams, or excelling in a different select sport every season, or getting a top dollar scholarship coach. Instead (and this is critical)…
Focus on helping your student become the person God created them to be.
That’s right. It’s that simple. Raising your children to be true to how they were made is the quickest and easiest path to college admission and scholarships.
You don’t have to change your homeschool to mimic the public and private schools – you can do what works. You don’t have to choose homeschool curriculum you SHOULD use –you can use what works.
Now take a deep breath in….and out….and relax.
The delightful truth is what colleges really want is what you are already best qualified to deliver – confident, mature teens who know themselves and have had a LOT of time to pursue their passions!
“Without you, our homeschool would not be as organized record keeping and academically…”
“In applying for the summer institutes I used your model to the best of my ability. I watched the DVDs enough to have them pretty much set to memory. I plan on putting together a complete comprehensive record ASAP. I want to have available my son’s accomplishments in a neat and presentable package. Without you, our homeschool would not be as organized record keeping and academically, and my younger kids’ “specializations” may not be looked upon as blessings.
~ Janel in North Dakota
OK, Now Prove it
This then becomes the key challenge of homeschooling high school with an eye toward college. How can you as parents document your homeschool so that colleges can quickly and accurately identify your student as the real deal?
How do you demonstrate the authenticity and passion of your student rather than the teenage equivalent of vanilla pudding?
Is the answer spending your limited resources on accreditation agencies, getting the blessing of a certified teacher, or taking multiple AP exams?
No! The best strategy is often the simplest. The one that is easy. The one that feels right — in a nutshell, the one that doesn’t drive you or your children crazy.
Your homeschool high school should be done in a way that maximizes free time so the student can pursue their passion (while covering the basics). It should allow your student plenty of practice in the adult world to socialize with EVERYONE.
In simple terms this means:
Students: Your responsibility is to prepare yourself academically and develop your career interests.
Parents: In addition to helping your student prepare for college, your greatest responsibility is to follow along behind them and sweep up all those great experiences into believable and professional looking high school records.
One of the most effective tools for this is the Comprehensive Record.
What is a Comprehensive Record?
A comprehensive record is your high school records organized in a neat, easily digestible format that colleges will understand and appreciate. It can include your:
Awards and activity list, and
Samples of work
When viewed as a whole, these elements might seem pretty overwhelming. Each of them separately, however is not that difficult to create. For example, any of you who have purchased my Total Transcript Solution know that making a transcript can be pretty easy and (dare I say) even a little fun! The other elements of the comprehensive record are also relatively easy to break into component pieces and complete.
An effective comprehensive record will present your student as multi-dimensional, authentic, experienced, confident and ready for prime time! In addition to reflecting core education (the oft-overlooked 3 Rs of reading, writing and arithmetic); the comprehensive record will explicitly address the three Rs of any college-bound high schooler – Are they Real? Are they Ready? Are they Right?
The finished product will be an authoritative record of your student’s education. So authoritative and compelling, in fact, that colleges may tell you they have never seen anything like it before!
This can be good or bad, depending on how you as the parent prepare and present the information. First let’s discuss why a comprehensive record may be resisted by the colleges, and then we will discuss how you can overcome those issues and get your student the most favorable consideration for admission and scholarships.
It’s True: Some Colleges WON’T Want to See
a Comprehensive Record
Sadly, some colleges may resist a comprehensive record. They might deny it publicly, but there are some admissions officials who’ve grown quite comfortable with the cookie cutter kids they see coming through their doors.
If all they have to deal with are a few numbers (e.g., GPA and SAT/ACT scores) and a few variables (e.g., the essay and the application) it makes the winnowing process easier. It protects their “intellectual capital,” that is, how hard they have to think.
The college application is a great example of how colleges will use a standard form to quickly identify differentiators between students. Some colleges even go a step further and have a “common application” which removes more variability by sharing the same information between many colleges.
This is great for students trying to balance their senior year academics with multiple college applications, but it doesn’t make your job of distinguishing your student from the thousands of others any easier.
Most parents and students will dutifully play this game with the colleges. They only submit what is asked and they never question the rules…
We didn’t do it that way.
Don’t Play Fair
An illustration will be helpful at this point. My husband works in recruiting and developing engineering talent at a large northwest aerospace concern (who will remain nameless, but happens to rhyme with “Rowing.”)
On a typical job opening there may be hundreds of applicants. As a hiring manager, all you see from these applicants is a 10,000 character resume that has all the formatting stripped away.
Smart applicants use every one of those characters. Smarter applicants have learned to exchange some of those precious 10,000 characters into a brief cover letter that will discuss their unique qualifications and why they fit the specific job.
These people have found a way to use the system to give them an advantage. My husband reports that people who follow this strategy are more likely to be selected for interview.
In our family, we followed a similar strategy. We knew our bank account wouldn’t support the expense of a university education for both of our students at the same time. We knew our boys could get the necessary loans but we had moral and spiritual reasons to not want our kids saddled with debt when they got out of school.
We knew if we played by the rules, the chances of our children being “lost in the crowd” would be high.
So we decided NOT to play by the rules. We didn’t “cheat” per se, because there really aren’t any documented rules. We just adopted a “liberal interpretation of the application process.”
We Decided to Give More
I mean, no one said “we forbid you from giving us more information than what is in the application package.” They didn’t say anything at all.
My guess is they never HAD to say anything about it before. Parents and students simply don’t challenge the conventional wisdom about the way the game should be played.
We decided that sending in a comprehensive record was worth the risk of being rejected. We didn’t want to force something on the colleges that they were dead set against. So, during our discussions with them, prior to applying, we would produce a course description from one of our kid’s classes and casually ask, “So, would you be interested in getting this type of record from my students as part of their application package?”
The reactions from the colleges were very positive, but one admissions official said something that was at the same time both fascinating and revealing.
After reading the course description very carefully, she smiled broadly and said “Not only do we want this, but I wish every student we reviewed was required to give this documentation.”
This same official confessed, “We see kids every day who have As and Bs on their high school transcript but when they get here, we discover they can’t read or write, at least not at a high school level. You can’t believe how many of our new students need remedial classes before they are ready for college level work. Your comprehensive record gives us confidence that your students are well educated.”
That was enough to convince us that time spent designing and creating our comprehensive record was worth the effort.
“Basically, everything was excellent and the bonuses added that extra special touch! “
“Real live samples, like the sample Course Description and Grades and Credits Resource sheet, really clarify things and give homeschoolers a starting point in creating their own, which is very helpful! The “Record Keeping” section was very good too. This topic and the way you present it would be extremely useful for parents new to homeschooling high school. I was impressed by your knowledge and insights. Basically, everything was excellent, and the bonuses added that extra special touch! God bless you!”
~ Donna in Oregon
The Results Were AMAZING!
The results of including a comprehensive record in the admission package reinforced this decision. Three of the four colleges quickly admitted us and the college scholarship offers started to pour in.
Interestingly, there was one “fussy” college – one that is considered a “public ivy” – who initially said they didn’t want the records. We were polite and sent them just what they asked for — a transcript and application. But we also snuck in the comprehensive record, “just in case.”
The colleges who read our comprehensive record seemed to try to one-up each other with the most attractive financial packages. Our problem college, however, actually rejected our boys because they said we hadn’t fulfilled their “special” requirements for homeschoolers.
At that point, we knew the offers from the other schools were more than good enough. There was a strong temptation to just blow off this fourth college but, frankly, I was a little miffed at them for being so “unfriendly” to homeschoolers.
I responded politely but firmly that we would not jump through their hoops and no additional subject tests would be coming. I told them to evaluate our students on the basis of their records. I told them to read their copy of the comprehensive record.
We didn’t hear from them for a couple of weeks and then we got the “fat letter” from their school saying our boys were admitted. Shortly thereafter they started sending us big, juicy scholarships as well!
What made the difference? Our boys hadn’t changed and certainly their education hadn’t changed. The ONLY thing that shifted was this university’s perception of our students. It was the comprehensive record that forced this shift.
Ultimately, our comprehensive records helped us land scholarships totaling over $440,000 from the four schools where my boys applied, including $184,000 worth of full-tuition scholarships both my boys earned from their first choice university!!!
Do You Really Need a Comprehensive Record?
It is true; you may not NEED a comprehensive record. In fact, I can think of four valid reasons why a comprehensive record might not be required for you.
Your child isn’t going to college.
You have your heart set on only one college and they have told you in no uncertain terms NOT to send it to them.
You’ve got a spare $200,000 lying around the house.
Your student has perfect grades, perfect SAT scores, and enough national recognition on his transcript to choke a PhD.
If this doesn’t describe you, then you would be well served to follow the Boy Scout Motto…
Always Be Prepared!
As a parent homeschooling high school, you wear lots of hats, including teacher, principal and school nurse. Mom may take the lead on teaching and nursing. Dad may step up to being the principal. But what about the other responsibilities:
Who is going to be the guidance counselor?
Who is going to “project manage” the college application process?
Who will document your homeschool records?
Who will make sure those records will completely and accurately represent your student and present them in the best possible light?
The answer is, of course, you — GULP!!
But here’s some good news…
I Can Help!
I will be honest with you. Putting together our comprehensive record was hard… REALLY Hard. It started with the fact that even though I am an organized person, I really didn’t know the type of information I would need to build my student’s records.
To top that off, when my youngest son was 15 years old, I “discovered” I needed to graduate him from high school the following year. Perhaps you can begin to sense the panic I was starting to feel about putting our records together.
Putting our comprehensive record together was sort of like our homeschool “Hail Mary” play at getting scholarships that would enable my kids to attend college without incurring massive debt. Can you feel my panic growing??
My biggest concern was that there was absolutely NO TEMPLATE out there that could tell me what a comprehensive record ought to look like.
We were breaking new ground. This fact was reinforced by the colleges who received our records who told me they had “never seen anything like it before.” The quote from Bryan Jones from Seattle Pacific University is one of our favorites and we have it all over our website:
“Your homeschool transcripts and records were the best organized and documented I have seen”
~ Bryan Jones,
Associate Director of Admissions,
Seattle Pacific University
Our comprehensive records were, in fact, the original impetus for starting The HomeScholar. When we graduated our boys, the moms attending our homeschool graduation party went crazy over the records. They told me I HAD to make this available for other homeschool moms.
My oldest son’s records became our first and best selling product — The Sample Comprehensive Record. While parents have been thrilled to have a template from which they could model their own comprehensive records, it has been a dream of mine to create an information product that would give complete instruction on HOW to create these records.
Well, it has been a year since I introduced my Total Transcript Solutionand the feedback we have received from this product has been so enthusiastic, we decided to create a new SOLUTION for you.
The HomeScholar Comprehensive Record Solution
The Comprehensive Record Solution will guide you every step of the way for the development, creation and presentation of your student’s Comprehensive Record. I think probably the BEST thing I can say about it is it has everything I wished I had when I was putting my own records together.
There are four core modules that come with the Comprehensive Record Solution, each one jam-packed with practical how-to helps!
Module 1: Encourage
First, you will enjoy a relaxing “Getting Acquainted” introductory video that is designed to remove your fears about creating your own comprehensive record. This video will give you the confidence you need to tackle this project with enthusiasm. I’ve also added a second encouragement addressing the big question of “Why Bother Making a Comprehensive Record?” (Video or Audio Download).After you watch you will understand the importance of creating one of these records for your own children. I think my Sample Comprehensive Record has been so popular because homeschool parents really like having a model of what successful high school records look like. “A picture is worth a thousand words” is particularly true when it comes to homeschool records. With the Comprehensive Record Solution you are getting THREE examples of successful homeschool records from three homeschool moms, just like you. First is my own HomeScholar Sample Comprehensive Record E-book, now for the first time in ebook form. Previously sold for $50, these are the same records I provided to the colleges, which contributed to my sons’ full-tuition scholarship award. My Samples of Success E-Book includes records from two other successful homeschool moms. Ann is a homeschool mom who has successfully graduated three children from homeschool high school. So far, Ann’s records have resulted in scholarships and awards totaling over $250,000. Her older two have now graduated from college debt-free and she’s got 4 more kids to go! Christine has three boys homeschooling high school. Her oldest has graduated and was accepted at 5 out of the 7 colleges where he applied. His scholarship/grant offers averaged around $25,000 for the private colleges where he applied. Talk is cheap, so this module is intended to show you real and tangible examples of what homeschool success can look like. These are real records from real homeschool moms who have gone before you and succeeded in putting their comprehensive records together and getting their kids into college – with BIG scholarships!
Module 2: Equip
In the second module of the Comprehensive Record Solution, you’re getting all the tools you need to quickly and easily create your own excellent comprehensive record. Included in this module is my own Comprehensive Record Template that you will be able to easily populate with your own records. Next, you are getting a HUGE head start on creating your own course descriptions with The HomeScholar Course Description Collection. Included are 109 one paragraph course descriptions that will work for many of the standard homeschool curricula. These are course descriptions from my own records and those from many of my clients. You should be able to find exactly what you need or something very close that you can quickly edit to fit. Finally, you will be enjoying The HomeScholar Library of Standard Courses. This is my collection of 13 full page descriptions of some of the most popular homeschool courses currently on the market. If you have used the same or similar course material, you can easily cut and paste and modify this information into your own comprehensive record. All of these templates and course descriptions and courses are in Word format so they will be easily used by you. If you don’t have Word, you will also get instructions on how to download free software that will enable you to take full advantage of these wonderful tools. I have purposefully kept this section “low-tech” so that everyone will be able to use it. If you know how to “Copy and Paste” you will be successful. But don’t worry if you don’t know how to copy and paste, I can help you with that too!
Module 3: Educate
This is my favorite module because I get to teach and I love teaching homeschoolers!! This module starts out with three different training courses on Course Descriptions that will suit you no matter what your learning style is! First in this module is my NEW ebook, The Easy Truth About Course Descriptions E-book for you book learners. It includes great chapters on
Course Descriptions Demystified
How to Write Course Descriptions
How to Avoid Writing Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions in Real Life
Next in this module is my Comprehensive Records Training. Ina word, this training is…comprehensive!! Each class can be a video you watch on your computer, or you can easily download the audio of each class and listen to it on your mp3 or in your car. It’s a great, painless way to learn on the go!
First, I’m taking you on a tour through each of the “Elements of a Comprehensive Record” so you know exactly what you will be completing.
Second is my training course, “Dealing with Special Situations”. I will answer your questions about incorporating a variety of learning experiences, like co-ops, community colleges, alt-ed programs, certification/accreditation agencies and tutors. No matter what strategy you have used in your homeschool, there are answers for you here.
Third is my discussion of “Submitting your Comprehensive Records to the Colleges.” This training is critical, because you don’t want to go to all the trouble to make your comprehensive records, only to have them rejected by the colleges. I will teach you the secrets of getting your records to the right people, in a way they will appreciate.
Fourth, if you have made it this far and simply can’t bring yourself to creating your comprehensive record, I have made a training course especially for you. “How to Avoid Writing Course Descriptions” will give you some tested strategies for presenting your homeschool to the colleges without a lot of documentation. I’ve even included an example of my expanded transcript strategy which you can use as a standalone document, or as a way to build your momentum into creating a full comprehensive record.
Fifth, I provide a class called “Turning Homeschool Transcripts into Course Descriptions” that will help you create records in a simplified version. You can submit these as-it, or use them as a basis for more in-depth comprehensive records.
Finally, you’re getting an in-depth demonstration on how to create a comprehensive record. This is the “Putting it all Together” course, where I’m showing you step by step how to put your comprehensive record together using the tools from Module 2.
Module 4: Empower
Module 4 is my other favorite module because this is where I get to talk to you. You can get my feedback on four of your course descriptions. That’s because the Comprehensive Record Solution includes an in-depth document review of four course descriptions you develop. Email them to me and I will review your work, give you valuable feedback, build your confidence and empower you to complete this most important job. You will discover there is no issue too tough or too simple. I will be in your corner, encouraging you and equipping you to accomplish this major project. You will be amazed at how quickly and easily we can plow through any issues or questions you have and get you right back on track to completion. Many of my clients tell me this is the most valuable interaction they have all week.
“Your assistance via the phone was invaluable and was a great confidence booster as we embarked on this journey.”
“Just wanted to shoot you a note to say THANK YOU. My daughter applied online to the university of her first choice. She had to send n a hard copy of her transcript. We sent that in, but in addition and thanks to your guidance, we also sent in a cover letter followed by her comprehensive record. Your assistance via the phone was invaluable and was a great confidence booster as we embarked on this journey.
~ Chrystal in Georgia
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From My Family’s Dream to Yours…
Winning those two full-tuition scholarships was like a dream come true for my family. It culminated long years of preparation, planning and learning. After talking to many colleges and universities, I am more convinced than ever that our comprehensive record played a key role in opening those doors that our children walked through.
So while I would love to promise you the same or even better results than we had, I know there are simply too many variables.
Here’s what I can promise though. Complete the four modules included in the Comprehensive Record Solution and you will be fully equipped to complete a comprehensive record for your student that will perfectly reflect who they are to the colleges.
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When I first started The HomeScholar, several people asked me to do their comprehensive records for them. At first I said OK, but when I told them what it would cost, their jaws nearly fell to the floor. Given my normal consulting rate and the amount of time it takes to extract the information from their brain and on to paper, and then multiplying by the 24 – 36 classes in a typical high school….
Well, let’s just say, most homeschool families don’t have an extra $6000 lying around the house.
My heart, however, is geared toward helping people. It is part of the reason I became a nurse and also why I started The HomeScholar. I have so much knowledge in my head on how to make stunning comprehensive homeschool records I felt I HAD TO capture this information in a training course and provide it you at a fraction of the cost of me doing the work for you.
I want to make the Comprehensive Record Solution so affordable that it will be well within the budget of almost every homeschool family. I also want to say “thank you” to the many people who have been waiting patiently for me to complete this massive project and some even sending me regular email reminders — you know who you are! LOL!
That is why I have decided to offer my Comprehensive Record Solution for a short time at the special introductory rate of just $97!
That’s only 1/60th of what it would cost to have me complete your comprehensive record for you. Think of it, for the cost of a dinner for two at a nice restaurant (or at a pizza place for my many homeschooling friends with LARGE families), you can create your very own professional looking comprehensive records that you can proudly share with ANY university, from the most humble neighborhood college to the most prestigious ivy-league university!
Traditional marketing says I ought to benchmark my product against other comparable products in the market. That was an issue for me because there is absolutely nothing comparable to this product in the market! If you want to prepare your children’s records for college, you currently only have three bad options:
You can decide to NOT create a comprehensive record and risk not having an answer when your child’s dream college asks to see your homeschool records
You can pay an accreditation agency thousands of dollars which requires even MORE paperwork just to get a piece of paper called a transcript, and then figure out all the things you will need to supplement it with to tell the full story of your homeschool.
You can create a comprehensive record all by yourself and research how to capture and document your unique homeschool in a way that will present a complete and accurate portrait of your student.
Happily, there is now a fourth option – you can let me guide you each step of the way with this one-of-a-kind resource, the Comprehensive Record Solution.
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My Comprehensive Record Solution will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating dynamic high school records that colleges are going to love. I know you are going to love the confidence you will feel when you proudly present the colleges your thorough and accurate documentation of your student’s homeschool success.
I also know, however, that comprehensive records aren’t the only significant issues you face when homeschooling high school. That is why I’m adding bonuses to this offer!
“I was able to do 6 courses yesterday and 5 today. My goal is to finish at the end of this week.”
“Of course our daughter decided that her top college pick would be one that needed these dreaded course descriptions. It meant ME going all the way back to 9th grade and writing each and every description, digging out each and every notebook to see each and every grade earned from each and every course. It was almost too much. Out of fear and desperation, I emailed Lee. Looking at Lee’s sample I got started. I was able to do 6 courses yesterday and 5 today. My goal is to finish at the end of this week.”
~ Lisa in Florida
Your Bonus Solutions
Bonus 1:Making a High School Transcript – Online Training Course. Because a solid transcript is the foundation of a great comprehensive record, you’re getting my one hour audio course called “Making a High School Transcript.” You’ll enjoy this practical guide to addressing the nuts and bolts of how to make a transcript. (Value $15)
Bonus 2:The“One-Hour Transcript” Workshop. Having someone tell you how to make a transcript sometimes isn’t enough. That’s why I decided to create a training video where I SHOW YOU exactly how to get it done. In this presentation I ‘m walking through the actual steps of making a transcript. My goal is to get your transcript rough draft completed within the hour. This is a fast-moving class, so make sure you have paper and pencil handy! (Value $20)
Bonus 3:The HomeScholar High School Resource Pack. I have gathered some of my best tools to SIMPLIFY your work homeschooling high school. You’re getting The HomeScholar Planning Guide, which gives you a clear picture of what a successful college prep education looks like. You’re getting my Sample Grading Criteria, which empowers you to document your high school grades in a way the colleges will understand and, most importantly, BELIEVE! And you’re getting my comprehensive College Planning Calendar, packed with useful links that cover all the major college prep milestones for each year of middle school and high school. You will never miss an important event or be caught flat-footed with this tool at your disposal. (Value $35)
Bonus 4:“Record Keeping” – Online Training Course. A comprehensive record is simply the best way I’ve ever seen for getting the full story about your student in front of the admission and scholarship decision makers. But do you know how to keep great records to begin with? Let me show you in this one hour training video that covers three basic methods of record keeping and how you can improve your records each year you homeschool. You’ll learn everything you need to keep great records– great records that will become the basis for a great comprehensive record! (Value $20)
Bonus 5:The HomeScholar Answers Your Questions Bundle Pack: Grades, Credits and Records. Here are answers to 14 of the biggest questions I have received about homeschool grades, credits and records in audio and video format. These are quick answers to some tough questions that will help you get “unstuck” and moving forward. (Value $20)
Bonus 6:30 day FREE trial membership in The HomeScholar Silver Training Club (content valued at over $500)
A professional comprehensive record can unlock college doors for your student!
Remember my 60 day guarantee puts all the risk on me!
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What is the Silver Training Club?
The HomeScholar Silver Care Club is my special membership site that is packed FULL of great stuff that will help you immensely as you go through your homeschooling high school journey!
Here’s a sneak peek at the benefits waiting for you as a Club Member:
How-To Training Courses: Videos and audios of selected public presentations by The HomeScholar, on subjects like “Preparing Homeschoolers for College,” “Creating a Transcript,” “Grades and Credits,” and “Record Keeping” ($100 value!)
Audio Instruction: Audio discussions to answer your “Biggest Questions” which have been supplied by our readers. ($40 value)
In Depth Answers: Comprehensive answers to some of the most challenging high school questions posted for everyone to see and benefit from! ($75 value!)
Templates and Tools: Expanded templates (including transcript templates) and tools to ease your high school journey ($80 value)
College Prep Checklists: Customized checklists for every year from middle school through high school ($75 value)
HomeScholar Articles and Other Training Resources: A collection of ALL of my articles, with handy summaries and links, as well as other web training resources ($50 value)
Convention Prices: The lowest prices available for all products from The HomeScholar
Plus, I will be adding cool resources regularly for club members, so I am sure it will quickly become your favorite homeschool resource!
Now you can try this site for FREE for 30 days. If you love it (like I KNOW you will), you don’t have to do anything and you will continue to enjoy the continually refreshed content for as long as you like for just $27 per month.
If you don’t want to continue, you can cancel at anytime by just sending me an email. Regardless, you will have 30 days of open access to the site to gain as much knowledge as possible to help in your journey!
And please don’t hesitate from joining just because of the recurring fee. If you tell me you do not want to be billed next month, I will make sure you are not. Period. If you forget (it happens), just tell me right away and I will happily refund you that month’s payment. Seriously, you have absolutely NO RISK. I can’t be any fairer than that!
You don’t have to learn this all on your own. Let me help you flatten the learning curve!
Learn how easy it can be to create winning homeschool records!
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The Homeschool Olympics
I loved watching the Olympic games, but it seems like every four years the networks find at least one “tragic” story to share with the audience. Perhaps it’s the Olympic skier who trains for 10 years only to fall 5 seconds out of the gate or the marathon runner who gets incorrect information from the trainer and misses his qualifying heat. I guess it is the mixture of “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” that makes this such compelling television.
Homeschooling high school has a lot in common with preparing for the Olympics. There is rigorous training, coaching, preparation, and loads of practice. Then, after four years of hard work comes your student’s opportunity to shine. What will the colleges say when you present your student to them?
Will they give them the Gold Medal, or will they be disqualified?
Just like the Olympics, the stakes are high. You play a critical role in preparing your “athlete”. A beautiful comprehensive record is one great way for your family to “go for the gold.”
Our Investment, Your Reward
For me, one of the best feelings in the world was knowing my husband and I did the very best job possible preparing our children for adult life: academically, socially and spiritually.
It is even sweeter was knowing that we did everything in our power to help them attend the college of their dreams and then begin their adult life without the burden of crushing college debt.
We invested A LOT in our children’s homeschool career. We struggled with insecurity and not knowing how we would pay for college. We trusted God…and worked like crazy! But of all the work, worry and struggle, our success boiled down to this one indisputable fact: creating excellent comprehensive records for our boys had by far the BEST RETURN of any single investment we made as homeschool parents.
Now I want to help you gain that same reward and also save you a boatload of time, money and frustration. You owe it to yourself and your family to embrace this challenge and develop stunning homeschool comprehensive record that will AMAZE the colleges. You will be shocked at how easy it can be to produce and overwhelmed by the sweet feelings of pride and confidence you will gain by doing it.
Step into My Time Machine
Before we go, I would like you to imagine the following scene just a few years into the future:
The college admission officer stares at the tsunami of application packages piled high on his desk. Diving in, he quickly and deftly dispatches package after package with fatal finality. “Boring,” “cookie-cutter,” “unprepared,” are his unspoken judgments as the reject stack grows dangerously high. Now he’s in the zone….
One package, however, stops him short. Leaning back in his chair he notes that this student has had a remarkable education, filled with challenging courses. They have had tremendous experiences not just in the world of students but also in the world of adults. They come across as well-rounded, mature, with a strong sense of self. “I Am A Leader!” seems to scream from every page.
The official instantly makes the admission decision. Noting that this is a homeschool student, he places that application apart from the unwashed bulk of rejects to be given special attention for the biggest scholarships his university has to offer.
The message is clear: You want that to be your student!
Investing in my Comprehensive Record Solution can help you make that happen!
I know you can do this.
I know I can help you get it done!
Get top consideration from your dream college with a professional comprehensive record!
Remember my 60 day guarantee puts all the risk on me!
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P.S. You have the power to give your homeschoolers an incredible advantage in the college admission and scholarships game. What are you waiting for? Order now!
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P.P.S. Remember, I am offering you this opportunity totally risk free. Do NOT miss this opportunity to give your kids the edge they need to achieve their dreams!!
Summary of The HomeScholar Comprehensive Record Solution:
100% Risk Free Offer
Yes, Lee! This is just what we have been looking for! I want to gain the encouragement, validation, community and information I need to successfully homeschool my child through high school!
The Comprehensive Record Solution is a fully-digital product that can be accessed immediately. It includes:
Module 1: Encourage
“Getting Acquainted” (Video and Audio Download)
“Why Bother Make a Comprehensive Record?” (Video and Audio Download)
The HomeScholar Sample Comprehensive Record E-book (PDF)
Samples of Success E-book (PDF)
Module 2: Equip
Comprehensive Record Template (Word Document)
Course Description Collection (Word Document)
Library of Standard Courses (Word Document)
Module 3: Educate
The Easy Truth About Course Descriptions E-book (PDF)
“Elements of a Comprehensive Record” (Video and Audio Download)
“Dealing with Special Situations” (Video and Audio Download)
“Submitting your Comprehensive Record to the Colleges“ (Video and Audio Download)
“Turning Transcripts into Course Descriptions” (Video and Audio Download)
“How to Avoid Writing Course Descriptions” (Video and Audio Download)
“Putting it All Together” (Video and Audio Download)
Module 4: Empower:
Four in-depth document reviews of the individual course descriptions you are developing. I will review your work and give you valuable feedback that will build your confidence and empower you to complete this most important job
Because I am ordering today, please also include …
Bonus 1: “Making a Transcript” Audio Course
Bonus 2: “The One-Hour Transcript Workshop” video training
Bonus 3: The HomeScholar High School Resource Pack
Bonus 4: “Record Keeping” video training
Bonus 5: The HomeScholar Answers Your Questions About Grades, Credits and Records (audio and video training)
Bonus 6: Free 30 day trial subscription to The HomeScholar Silver Training Club
Training and bonuses worth over $1230, yours for the special introductory price of $147 $97.
I understand this is a risk free offer and I am free to cancel my membership at any time by just sending an email to member@TheHomeScholar.com.
I also understand I will have a full 60 days to get my money back if I am not completely satisfied.
Give your children a competitive advantage in the college admission game!
I guarantee you will be satisfied…or your money back!
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Please Note: We offer no guarantees, written or implied, that use of our products and services
will result in college admissions or scholarship awards.
What is a Comprehensive Record?
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