Transcripts are important. A transcript is a one-page summary of your student’s coursework, grades, and credits earned (or in progress). A current transcript may be used to obtain a good student discount on car insurance. Your student’s transcript will be required by all colleges to which your student applies. Other organizations, such as religious or volunteer organizations may request a copy of your student’s transcript. Although it will require you to compile information, creating a one page transcript does not have to be complicated.
There are services that will help you create a transcript. There are internet sites and software that will help you to create one, or you can simply use word processing software and create your own. Once signed and certified by you, the homeschool parent, your student’s transcript become a valid record of his academic achievement.
Transcripts should include the following information:
- Student’s Personal Information (full name, address, phone number, birth date, social security number, and parents’ names)
- Date of graduation (or anticipated date of graduation)
- For each year of school, note the student’s grade level and courses taken along with the credit given and the final grade
- Grading scale
- Grade point average (GPA)—Include the cumulative GPA. You may choose to include the GPA for each school year, as well.
- College Entrance Exam (ACT, SAT, etc) Scores—may be included on the transcript
- Signature of parent