High School Transcripts for Homeschoolers

There are many veteran homeschoolers (myself included) who can offer firsthand advice about creating high school transcripts, but it’s also a good idea to check with your college of choice to see if the institution has a specific format they prefer. Some may require more details than others. Particularly when a student is applying for scholarships, schools tend to be more cautious and may hesitate when seeing a transcript signed by the parents (as we found out with our oldest son).

Now that it’s time to make a transcript for my next son (we attended his homeschool graduate recognition ceremony yesterday, hooray!), just last week I came across two colleges that actually recommend going to the HSLDA website at http://www.hslda.org/highschool/academics.asp for assistance and examples.

I also found a community college that provides its own list of homeschool high school transcript guidelines: http://www.riosalado.edu/current/Documents/Home-School-Transcript-Guidelines.pdf (Note: not all colleges will require the homeschool transcript to be notarized, but it wouldn’t hurt because that will make it look more official. It also helps to place it in a large envelope marked “Official Transcript.”)

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