Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 30: 5 Transcript Musts

This week on the Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 30: 5 Transcript Musts. This post is running concurrently on Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.

HSHSP Ep 30: 5 Transcript Musts

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 30: 5 Transcript Musts

Your teen needs a terrific transcript for college or life. You want to be able to show effectively all the wonderful work your homeschool highschooler does. What do you include to create a powerful homeschool high school transcript?

Vicki and Sabrina share 5 transcript musts:

1. The most important thing your teens must have on their transcripts (of course) is a listing of credits earned (course name and amount of credit), along the the grade earned for that course.

Here’s a post that explains how to earn those credits.

Here’s a post that explains what courses are needed on the transcript:

Homeschool High School Transcripts- the 26 Credits Needed for Graduation

2. But wait! What if you have a perfect list of courses, credits and grades but don’t identify accurately who your homeschool high schooler is? Better start at the top of your transcript with necessary identifying information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Homeschool Academy (if you have one)

3. SAT and/or ACT scores

For non-college-bound teens this is not necessary. Some colleges do not require these scores. It’s a good idea to keep them on the transcript until you find out whether a college wants to see them or not.

4. Service hours

Most homeschool high schoolers do lots of volunteer work. This is great! It is good for character development and to show colleges a community mindedness. Be sure to give a listing of total service hours.

5. Extracurriculars

Show your homeschool high schooler’s ability to commit by allowing them time for involvement in an interest, cause or other organization.

Here’s a post that explains extracurriculars:

Difference Between Homeschool Transcript Electives and Extracurriculars


Here’s a list of tweaks you can make to the transcript for more awesomeness:

Transcript Checklist: Great Tweaks for College-Attractive Transcripts


Join Vicki and Sabrina for Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 30: 5 Transcript Musts.

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Read more about creating college-attractive transcripts.

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Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 30: 5 Transcript Musts



Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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