College-Attractive Transcripts

This week on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 50: College-Attractive Transcripts.

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Ep 50 College-Attractive Transcripts How-to

College-Attractive Transcripts

Many homeschool highschoolers are headed to college after graduation. Some colleges are competitive AND some college scholarships are quite competitive.

How can you help your teen create a college-attractive transcript?

How can you help your teen show a transcript that stands out when compared to the thousands of other transcripts that colleges receive?

How can you help your teen’s rich, wonderful highschool experiences be displayed honestly on the transcript?

You’re in luck! Your sisters here at 7Sisters have long served the homeschool community as academic advisors, mentors and teachers. We’re here to help!

Remember that transcripts need to show the required number of credits for your state. A good rule of thumb can be:

  • 4 credits Language Arts
  • 4 credits Math
  • 4 credits Social Studies
  • 4 credits Sciences and Health
  • 2-4 credits World Languages
  • 1-2 credits Phys Ed
  • 1 credit Fine Arts
  • Electives to fill out the transcript (some states require Career Pathways/Career Exploration as 1-3 of those credits)

Be sure to show the level of rigor along with the course title on the transcript. You’ll also need to include a simple key or legend to explain how those levels of rigor work. Here are 2 posts that tells how to do that.

Homeschool High School Transcript:Recording Course Levels

Homeschool High School Transcript:Course Levels Do’s and Don’ts 

Choose electives that develop your teens interests, talents or areas that the colleges of interest to your homeschool high schoolers are looking for. A great way to handle at least some of those credits is a solid Career Exploration experience. That’s why 7Sisters’ developed our comprehensive but not-boring Career Exploration program. Give it a try!


Join Sabrina, Vicki and Kym this week for terrific tips and lotsa laughs about college-attractive transcripts.

Homeschool high school transcripts are important! But do not worry. We are looking out for you!

Your 7Sisters have put together everything you need for homeschool high school transcript, including:

  • File 1: A transcript template in easy-to-use editable pdf format
  • File 2: A high school checklist, to help you and your teens keep the course requirements organized
  • File 3: A detailed, 75-page guide with details on how to create a meaningful high school transcript

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Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 50: College-Attractive Transcripts

Vicki Tillman

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