I'm putting together my first transcript and I've seen differing credits (.25/.50)/grades for Drivers Education on samples. I have to be honest, I guess I hadn't thought of putting it on her transcript and I don't know, it feels like a gimme or fluff to put it on there. So I thought I would get your thoughts. She did complete 24 hours of classroom instruction through a training school. I signed an affidavit verifying that she drove 50 hours as required by law, but I didn't keep all the dates and minutes she drove before going for her driver's test and she passed her driver's test the first time. Your thoughts? Being driven crazy in Ohio ~ Wendy
This is my rationale:
I don't think putting "Pass" on the transcript is ever a good idea.
I think some high schools include it on the transcript (mine did.)
I think colleges may just leave it off if they think it's a fluff class, others may keep it.
It partially answers the "socialization" and "life skills" question, demonstrating our kids do in fact leave the house.
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I think it could be wise just to ask the collge your child wants to attend. I spoke with the Dean of Admissions at the college my son wants to attend about what kind of transcript he would like to see. He told me, "A standard transcript is fine with or without course descriptions, but I do not want to see Driver's Ed on the transcript."
Wow! So true! Every college is SO unique! This is why I always say check with colleges. And by the way, try to model your transcript after the preferences of your first choice college - that can help your chances!
Driver's Ed here is taught as part of the PE classes when the students are old enough. I'm planning on just counting it in with PE next year when my daughter is old enough.
I graduated from public school, didn't finish Driver's Ed [insert sound effect of a chicken clucking here], didn't have a license, and I really don't think the college cared one way or the other. I'd say Tressa has the right idea.
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