Do you worry about creating a high school transcript for your homeschooler or high school student? You do not have to be fret, pull your hair or hire someone to do this for you! You the parent can provide your child with a high school transcript that is legal and recognizable.
If you work on your child’s 4 year plan high school plan then creating a high school transcript is the next step. You can add each subject completed each semester or year depending of if the course taken is half-year or full year. Be sure to include the name of the course, percentage grade and what grade year it was completed. If you student decides to spread courses through out the year then you may need to create a transcript which includes a Summer Semester for each high school year as well. Just be as honest and detailed as possible.
You can read what the HSLDA has written about creating high school transcripts here-Transcript Preparation: You Can Do This!
Do you wonder what is meant by Course Descriptions? Did you student take some non-traditional courses through HIgh School? Maybe you helped them create a course for something they enjoyed doing that could be considered high school credit? What if your child’s college asks for a list of Course Descriptions? You can learn about Course Descriptions Made Easy by Cheryl Bastian.
If you are undecided about creating a transcript for your high schooler then you might be interested in reading High School Transcripts vs. Portfolios from Connie Albers.
If your student has unusual interests that are not considered “traditional” high school courses then you will want to consider documenting life experiences in a high school transcript like Pat from Breakthrough Homeschooling shares.
Home School Legal Defense offers another fantastic resource–A Guide for Homeschooling through High School–which includes a sample transcript.
Some states and colleges offering college level-work for high school students. Cedarville University for example offers College Now For High School Students for those high school students who wish to pursue “dual credits” from anywhere around the world!
Want to know what some Top Colleges REQUIRE from Homeschool Applicants?
Check out some of the samples provided below!
Baylor University High School Transcript
George Mason University Information for Home-Schooled Students
requires “recommendation letter from someone outside of your immediate family”
Houghton High School Transcript
Liberty University Homeschool Transcript
Wheaton College High School Report
Here’s what Harvard College states about Homeschooled Students-
Each applicant to Harvard College is considered with great care and homeschooled applicants are treated the same as all other applicants. There is no special process, but all relevant information about your educational and personal background is welcome. In addition to the application, all applicants are required to submit standardized tests, a transcript (you may create your own), and recommendations. If the application fee presents a hardship for your family, simply request a fee waiver.
Here’s what Princeton University says about Home Schooled Students-
Princeton welcomes applications from home schooled students. Although they still make up a very small portion of the applicant pool, applications from home schooled students have been increasing….Please provide us with detailed information about the academic program you have pursued. If you aren’t able to provide a traditional transcript of course grades, include an outline of your high school curriculum. Many home schooled students also send us a reading list….All applicants, including home schooled students, are expected to take the SAT with Essay or the ACT with Writing.
Still not sure what to do for your student’s High School Transcript?
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