You’ll want to put an official high school transcript together if your homeschooler is planning on applying to colleges. This might seem like a bit of a daunting task if you haven’t kept the best of home school records over the years, and it’s never too soon to start keeping records. So, where to start? Don’t worry, preparing a homeschool transcript for college is not as hard as it seems. Here are some great tips to get you started:
Look up your state’s high school graduation requirements and combine those with this handy high school credit planner. This way you’ll know exactly what credits your child needs to have completed. Now, your state might be more flexible and not require your student to have completed all of these. Still, this is a good way to judge what colleges will expect from a high school graduate. If your homeschooler has a specific college in mind, you can even look up what the college’s minimum high school requirements are.
The basic high school transcript is a spreadsheet, including listed courses, credits, and grades for each year of high school. Pretty simple, right? If you don’t have exact grades, you’ll want to work out a system for translating your homeschooler’s achievements into grades. Of course, you should be as objective as you can with this.
What makes a transcript official? Just a few basic things. First, you’ll want to include all of your homeschooler’s important information. This means their date of birth, address, phone number, and date of graduation. Include the name of your homeschool, sign it, and have it notarized. And that’s all you need for a homeschool transcript!