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Homeschool transcripts can cause some stress for homeschool parents. They are afraid that they will create a transcript incorrectly and their child will not be able to go to college. Getting your child through High School doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. If you use some simple strategies outlined here you can get a transcript made up with very little stress.
1. Get a plan - When your child reaches seventh or eighth grade, check online or with your local school about what the high school requirements are for your state. Print off the list and show it to your child. Most states have a pretty straight forward set of requirements. Start by writing down what your child will need to do each year of high school. If you break down the big list into 4 smaller bite-sized chunks, the list will not seem as overwhelming.
2. What is the goal? - Talk with your child about what they would like to do after they graduate. Do they want to attend college, a trade school, or go straight to work? These are things that you will need to know in order to be able to plan what courses they will take over the next few years.
3. Write down what they do - Much of what is included in a High School transcript is just a log of what your child has done over the course of 4 years. Write down what they did for English, Math, History, Science, and other electives either at the end of the year or at the beginning if you know you will stick with your plan. Also write down any volunteer work, church activities, work experience, projects completed on their own, or anything else you can think of that might help give an accurate description of what they accomplished in High School. More information on <a href="http://www.homeschool-how-to.com/homeschool-record-keeping.html">homeschool record keeping…</a>
4. Use online resources - There are some free online templates and forms that you can use. Filling out a form gives you a better idea of what needs to be included in a transcript. Forms can also help you feel more confident that you are completing your transcript correctly. Chances are if you fill in a form completely, you will give the colleges the information they are looking for.
Look at a sample transcript and look at what homeschool friendly colleges are asking for.
If you are totally overwhelmed by the whole transcript process, you can always use an online program put together by another veteran homeschool mom called Total Transcript Solution. Why reinvent the wheel when someone else
has already gone before you and done all the research and work? Having a great transcript can be worth a little extra money because it could earn your child a scholarship or get them entrance into the college of their choice.
"Lee Binz shares the secrets of creating great homeschool transcripts that will impress colleges. No matter how you homeschool, parents are capable of creating effective transcripts that provide a clear picture of their students academic record." All the information you need to know about how to write a successful transcript is laid out in this program. If you don’t have the time or energy to research how to make a great homeschool transcript, then this programs might be just what you need.
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