Feeling panicked? Don't know where to start? Not even sure what the questions are? I can help!
If you have a junior or senior, I suggest a telephone consultation so we can talk about your homeschool a bit. Usually in 1-2 hours I can help you figure out exactly what to put on a transcript, including course titles, grades, and credit values. You'll get information what to do next and how to plan your year.
If you have a sophomore or junior, and you are thinking that your record keeping might include course descriptions, then consider my book "Comprehensive Record Solution." It's not a curriculum or a to-do list. Instead, it is a copy of my own homeschool records that I sent to colleges, so that you can see what a real mom has done already. These are the records that the Admissions Director of Seattle Pacific University said were the best that he'd ever seen.
It's particularly helpful if you have used some of my own curriculum choices, because then you'll have some ready-made course descriptions. If you use any of the following, you get the bonus of prepared course descriptions: Learn to Write the Novel Way, Apologia Biology/Chemistry/Physics, Jacobs Algebra/Geometry, Saxon Alg 2/Adv Math/ Calculus, Latin Road 1-3, Power-Glide French. Even if you don't use those curriculum choices, you can still learn about how to write a course description for unusual delight-directed homeschool classes.
If you have a student in grades 7 through 10, then I would suggest getting the "Preparing to Homeschool High School" three DVD set. It recommends classes that make a "college prep" experience, and instructs you on record keeping strategies. After watching the DVD, many parents like to have a 1 hour phone consultation to discuss unique parts of their own homeschool situation, like what specialization could look like on a transcript, or which college prep tests might be appropriate for their child.