A homeschool transcript is part of your child's educational background that you will have to provide when you help them go through the college admissions process. When you homeschool, part of what you are signing up for is documenting your child's educational experiences. It's all part and parcel of the whole genie gig, as they say on Aladdin.
You may think that if you don't need a transcript now, you can just ignore it and pretend it will go away. But you know what? For every year that goes by, it becomes 10 times harder to make a homeschool transcript.
How would you feel, attempting to make a homeschool transcript ten years from now? I have helped a parent of a 28 year old with a master's degree, who needed a homeschool transcript to enter the PhD program. The parent of a 24 year old, who was applying for a new job needed a transcript. I have also helped a parent of a 21 year old unschooler who needed a transcript for college admission. As challenging as it might seem to make a transcript for an unschooler, won't it seem astronomically more difficult to make it three, five, or ten years from now?
One young homeschooler I know was denied admission to college, even though she had wonderful community college grades and had already earned an AA degree. Why? She failed to produce a homeschool transcript!
Homeschoolers can sometimes be denied college admission - did you read that? You need to prepare a homeschool transcript.
It's not so hard - even you can do it! It's just a piece of paper with words and numbers - and you can type! You have what you need to make it - you are reading this blog online now! You are the parent. You can do this!
Update your homeschool transcript every year. Live without regrets. Be prepared with paperwork, so you don't become the weakest link in your child's future. You want to look back and be glad that you homeschooled, not feel it was a mistake because you failed to make one measly little piece of paper with words and numbers on it - the homeschool transcript.
I'm sorry if I sound stern. This is the time of year when parents of 20-somethings are calling me in a panic. Let me help you avoid it.
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