It’s always top priority to set your student up for success — but the flurry of graduation time can make this a stressful feat. It’s important to ensure your student graduates with a stellar homeschool transcript if your teen plans on applying to college. But, this process intimidates some parents.
Homeschooling can be a great way to ensure your high schooler gets the best education possible. You want to give your student a school experience that is tailor-made to their skills and interests to prepare them for the world. Don’t let the fear of creating a transcript prevent you from homeshcool all the way through to graduation!
It’s a no-brainer that the end of your student’s high school career is a time of trepidation — not only for your student, but for you as their parent and teacher. Luckily, with the right approach, creating a stunning transcript is doable, and even easy!
Get an early start on your homeschool transcript
While it’s never too late to get to work, your timing can help make your homeschool transcript process more painless. Get an early start by tracking your student’s work throughout the high school years.
That way, your student’s coursework can be readily accessed when graduation looms. There are countless ways to keep track, from planners to spreadsheets — however, there’s another big thing to remember…
Organize, organize, organize
You’ll want to make sure your carefully-tracked records are in a legible form. Nothing is worse than scrambling to unearth class records at the last minute. A little bit of time organizing your records in a file folder or flash drive stored in a safe place will save time and headaches down the road.
Get help from the experts
Teachers work hard, but luckily, transcripts are easier than ever. You can create college-approved transcripts in a flash with the right tools. I highly recommend Fast Transcripts, which takes the guesswork out of homeschool transcript making. When my oldest son began dual college enrollment his junior year, I was able to easily get a professional-looking transcript for him. Then, when he graduated from our homeschool, I was able to update his transcript quickly for college applications.
Fast Transcripts offers a free 30-day trial (no credit card required) where you can try out tools that really sets this resource apart from the pack with useful features such as automated course names and course descriptions and an error-catching algorithm.
To gain admission to his first college choice, my son submitted his official transcript with his application. Now, you can send secure watermarked or digital transcripts directly from Fast Transcripts to 4,397 colleges & universities — truly an invaluable way to create a great transcript that wows potential colleges.