I recommend that you include an activity list with your transcript. I find
that it really helps to show the individuality of the child, which can
improve admission and scholarships.
Rotten test scores?
An activity list is a great way to showcase your child's awesomeness all
the time, but especially when you don't have top test scores. Each outside
activity is additional outside documentation that backs up the content of
character, work ethic, and interests.
Adding the activities will demonstrate the passions of your child, what he
or she is good at, and what makes your child unique. That's why it can help
you stand out from the crowd, and get into very selective colleges.
How to do it
Look at your calendar to help you remember the activities your child
participated in. Also, look at your checkbook to see what you have paid
for! Look over your transcript for inspiration. Don't forget, t's important
to avoid double-dipping with high school credits. Only record each
experience as one high school credit. However, you can use your child's
experiences as an activity and a credit. Just like my high school choir
class was a high school credit class and a high school activity.
What it looks like
You would put dual enrollment on your activity list like this:
Activities: Dual enrollment at Highline Community College, 11, 12 - Dean's
List 12. Highline Homeschool Orchestra, 9, 10, 11, 12. Martial Arts 9, 10,
11, 12 - Black Belt 12. Martial Arts Assistant Teacher 9, 10, 11, 12.