Your Homeschool Student’s Transcript
A transcript is a basically a list of courses your student has taken and the credit and grade associated with each course. You will need a high school transcript to apply to college or get a job. It can be put together for a homeschooled student in the same way that conventional schools develop transcripts for their students. It should include:
- Official homeschool name, address and telephone number
- Student’s name, birthdate, last 4 digits of SSN
- Courses taken in high school (usually organized by grade level but some do by subject)
- Credits given and grades earned, (A=4; B=3; C=2, etc.) (make note of if the grades are weighted or non-weighted)
- Final GPA
- Date of graduation
- SAT and/or ACT scores (optional)
- Name and signature of the chief administrator and date of signature
The completed transcript should look professional and may be printed by a computer or printing company. Those using a non-traditional schooling approach can translate equivalent learning experiences into courses and credits that a college can understand. Assign grades based on the competency level achieved in each course. Some homeschoolers choose to forego the transcript and submit a portfolio of representative work (essays, reading lists, etc.), as well as college board scores and recommendations. Talk to college admissions officers at prospective colleges about their requirements for admissions and what form of documentation that college accepts.
If the student is academically gifted and has successfully mastered some traditional high school level courses prior to grade 9, those courses should be so noted on the transcript as having been taken in grade 8, 7, etc.
The “Transcript Template.xlsx” below is an Excel spreadsheet template. Click on the link below to download the file to your computer.