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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Preparing a High School Transcript

Tomorrow my daughter and I have a meeting with the admissions dept. of the (potential) college of her choice. So, today we're going over her high school transcript.

Creating a high school transcript for a homeschooled student sounds like a daunting task to many parents. However, if you spend just an hour or two on it each semester starting in 9th grade it's really pretty easy.

The first thing I've done with each of my high school children is find a good homeschool transcript template. I always use the form found at Donna Young's Homeschool Printables and Resources. They are basic and easy to use. Just fill in the blanks with course titles, credit hours, and grade.

Then to convert the letter grades to a number GPA, I use an online GPA calculator. This little online gadget has been incredibly handy over the years.

I then add in extracurricular activities at the end and I'm almost done. Before sending it off to a university, I have it notarized. That's it. It's that easy.

2 comments:

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Is this you daughter? What an awesome photo.

Maureen :) said...

Yeppers, this is my oldest daughter's graduation picture. Don't you love how I sneak in pictures of my kids? :-)

Her other graduation picture is with her shotgun. -- kind of like how teens will have grad. pictures with their musical instruments -- LOL.

Umm, wonder how I could sneak in some shooting sports pictures!