Writing the high school transcript isn’t as scary as it sounds. Once you’ve figured out how to grade and plan your student’s high school years, what credits are and how to give credits, all you have to do is write it all down. 🙂
But if you’re like me, you like to see samples before creating your own.
Official High School Transcript Form (blank) – click link for PDF
I like this form from HSLDA’s website. It’s clean, neat, and to the point. But my taste may not be yours, so here are some samples of filled out transcripts in various formats that might trim your turkey.
Typically included on a transcript:
- teen’s name, address, phone number, and birth date
- organized so that each school year includes your teen’s grade level, the courses they took, the credits given, and their final grade
- a cumulative GPA
- date of graduation
- parent’s name and signature
- optional: grading scale, yearly GPA, SAT or ACT scores
Again, I can’t recommend strongly enough that if you need a professional, homeschooling mom whose been-there-done-that and now makes it her business to help others plan for college, figure out credits, and write transcripts, be sure to connect with Cheri Frame at Credits Before College.
Once you have your transcript written up and ready to go, don’t forget to have it notorized!
Join us next week as we talk about the ins and outs of career tests, college prep tests, and college admission tests. . .
Homeschooling in High School Series:
Part 1: Grading & Planning
Part 2: Explaining High School Credits
Part 3: Defining Fine Arts, Electives & Extra Curricular Activities
Part 4: How to Prepare A High School Transcript
Part 5: High School Testing
Part 6: Earn Credits with CLEP
Part 7: Earn Credits with DSST/DANTES
Part 8: Earn Credits with Advanced Placement (AP)
Part 9: Earn Credits with PSEO + HSLDA Transcript Service Giveaway! (coming soon!)