While supplying universities with the information they require, going further than a transcript will be able to better your likelihood of scholarships. A transcript may be the building block of admission, however colleges require more than that if you expect them to offer you scholarship money. They ordinarily want to see further comprehensive homeschool records.
Examples of student work can be the icing on the cake, the mouth watering dessert of comprehensive homeschool records.
In our homeschool records, I offered three writing samples. I made an effort to pick a wide range of writing styles; research, fiction, and poetry. I tried to use writing samples that I knew were very good. We had submitted a few writings to essay competitions to win scholarship money. When my children earned scholarship money, I assumed the essay must have been good, for that reason I tried to incorporate that piece of work.
What's more, I saved a sample of work for each class on the transcript. I didn’t send those to colleges (I suspected it's possible that they didn’t actually prefer documentation of four years of PE, you know? That could get lengthy! ) In its place, I produced a note on each course description about how “written work is available upon request. ” I actually did keep something from each class. In the event that they asked me for something, I ended up being able to offer it to them.
I ended up being asked for various additional work samples. I was asked for a “graded” English paper (presumably along with a few red marks on it) and math work in the student’s handwriting. A different college needed to see a lab report from science. My suggestion is to be well prepared. It’s not possible to estimate specifically what information they could ask for. Instead of being concerned about it, simply make an effort to maintain a couple of representative samples from each course. Then you’ll be all set