The Harvard Crimson
How did this homeschooler get into Harvard? He explains in this article. "My mom wrote out exhaustive transcripts for us. Every class we took and what the class consisted of. It wouldn't just say 'English.' It was what texts we used and how the grade was determined."
The Washington Post
"Home-school networks also have proliferated, offering group classes, organized sports, debate clubs and social activities. All of that is helpful to college recruiters, who want to see extracurricular activities and high marks from online courses or community colleges to validate parent-designated 4.0 GPAs."
"Don't despair if your grades aren't the best. There's a great college for you, too. How to get in? The key is determining the unique characteristics you have to offer and then finding a college that's looking for someone just like you." This article offers suggestions to help you get into college when you don't have perfect grades.
The UW is sometimes considered to be a "Public Ivy" because of it's strict application requirements. Their applications states: "Homeschooled applicants to the University of Washington must present a homeschool transcript that includes course titles of each subject studied, duration of study, a short description of content, and grade or assessment of performance."
What does this kind of record keeping look like? If you want to see a sample of this kind of high school record, you can go to my website record keeping samples. If you want a larger sample, I also offer a complete “Comprehensive Record Solution” for purchase, so you can see every bit of information I gave colleges. You can see for yourself what successful college records look like!