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Should Unschoolers Make a Transcript?

What you recommend non-tradional (unschoolers and eclectic) homeschoolers do about making transcripts for 4-year state colleges?  Do they have a better chance at admission if they transform what they have  done  into a
traditional transcript?
~Julie


Dear Julie,
In general I think the best answer is to convert non-traditional experiences into a traditional transcript with grades made by mom, and credit values clearly labeled.  I have heard some moms truly regret NOT doing that, believing that it cost them a lot in scholarship money.  It's best to include course descriptions as well, that give a narrative description, but I think a transcript is VERY important if you need any scholarship money.

Of course it will depend on the college, so check with the college your student likes first.  But I have seen successes with making a traditional transcripts, and I have seen regrets without a traditional transcript.



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Guest - Natalie on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 04:29

Hi, adding to that question, what about GPA and credits if there is no record of them?

Hi, adding to that question, what about GPA and credits if there is no record of them?
Guest - Assistant to The HomeScholar (website) on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:52

Good question! Your job is to translate your activities (whatever they are) into records. I think this article will help:

Transcripts the “Love Language” of Colleges

Robin

Good question! Your job is to translate your activities (whatever they are) into records. I think this article will help: Transcripts the “Love Language” of Colleges Robin

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