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Transcript Pro Review by Teri LucasBy: Inge Pohl Cannon
P. O. Box 1350
Taylors, SC 29687
Transcript Pro newly offered from Education +Plus is the Premier Home School Transcript Generator designed by Mrs. Inge Pohl Cannon. The software is created specifically with the busy parent in mind. A built in Carnegie Unit calculator assigns credits and the GPA calculator totals a running grade point average. Academic history can be arranged in a traditional chronological format or alternately, by subject matter. There are additional formats available for the entry of test scores and extracurricular activities or pursuits. When completed, Transcript Pro will audit your report and make suggestions for any additions that may compliment your student's transcript.
Transcript Pro is licensed for individual family use; therefore, Education +Plus will assign you a password. Setup took about 2 minutes and the assignment of my password was quick and easy. Mrs. Cannon is very helpful and pleasant by phone. E-mail turn around is quick. I found Transcript Pro to be extremely easy to use. If you need additional help there are convenient "help" buttons and "professional tips" within the screens. You must, however, print your document if you wish to proofread your work. System Requirements: windows 95 or higher, 16MB of RAM, VGA or higher monitor, and 10MB free disk space. This program retails for $49.
Education +Plus offers a Transcript Boot Camp, which is a special training seminar for parents of homeschooled Junior/Senior High Students. It is a one day/seven hour camp with a 90-minute lunch break and two one-half hour breaks. Session I covers diplomas, accreditation, graduation, forms & format, and academic history. Session II includes grades and Carnegie Units. Session III addresses extracurricular activities, academic double headers (I would attend just to find out what they are!), class rank, and grade point averages. Session IV accounts for test scores, privileged information, vital attachments, portfolios, and resumes!