Homeschooling high schoolers and preparing them for college can be overwhelming, but creating their homeschool transcripts doesn't have to be. Yes, you need to do your homework to find out what prospective colleges want to see, but with the help of our free template and the Web you'll find a variety of resources to help. If your child plans to go to college after high school, there's a good chance you will need to provide post-secondary institutions with a high school transcript documenting courses taken and grades and credits earned. Even if your child isn't planning on going to college, it's a good idea to document their coursework in case they later change their mind.
Preparing a high school transcript can be time consuming, so keeping good records from the start is the key. Begin preparing your child's transcript at the beginning of ninth grade. Transcript formats and layouts differ, but there is certain information transcripts typically include.
Include course names, course numbers, grades and credits earned, and yearly and cumulative grade point averages.
Colleges typically only accept test scores that are sent to them directly, but you can also include them on your child's transcript if desired.
Your grade scale can be anything you like. Here are a few examples:
Not a necessity, but some homeschool transcripts include a section documenting class attendance.
Many colleges need to know the date your child graduated from their home education program.
Lastly, remember to sign and date your child's transcript.
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