Parents need to keep the academic records for their teens after graduation. They may be needed for further education in 5 years.... or 10 years... or 30 years after the children have left the nest. Graduates may need a transcript for a job in the future, or some have even found they need course descriptions. Somewhere, somehow, you need to keep academic records after high school.
Let's talk about keeping academic records after high school graduation, and what records are required for an adult who was homeschooled.
1. Save your work on your computer, in an easy-to-find folder, clearly labeled with a title and child's name.
2. Save a physical copy by printing it out and storing it in a file. Many people will also save a physical copy in their safe deposit box with other important records like your mortgage information and car title.
3. Save a digital copy in a portable drive or on a disk. Again, some people will store that in their safe deposit box.
4. Email yourself a copy, so you can keep that in your email folders should you ever need it. Again, it has to be easy to find, so make sure it's clearly labeled with a title and the child's name.
5. Email a copy to your child or family member so someone else will have a copy. This provides a back up system. I suggest sending that in PDF format, so it can't be altered.
6. Use an online backup system like Carbonite so it is safe and secure but also easy to replace if you need it.
Choose what works for you, just save it in both digital and paper form.
If you still need help making your transcripts, course descriptions, or other college admission documents, you can find out more about my package the Comprehensive Record Solution. It provides you will all of the templates and help you'll need to have those documents ready to go.
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