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Making a Homeschool High School Transcript and Plan does not have to cost you anything.
Several sites offer free resources for planning, record-keeping and transcripts.
We have compiled 15 Free Resources to help you take the frustration out of preparing a homeschool high school transcript.
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
HSLDA has both samples and blank forms for transcripts at the link above. Simply scroll down to the bottom of that page and you will find sample transcripts you can use for your homeschooled student.
Some of the formats they give examples of include:
- Simple Transcript
- Detailed Transcript
- Transcript by Subject
- Completed Transcript Examples
- Transcripts with CPA Calculations
The Homeschool Tracker
The Homeschool Tracker offers their basic edition for free. This tool helps keep track of important records such as attendance, assignments, reading logs and field trips.
They no longer update this free edition but it is still a viable free option for recordkeeping. Their advanced Online Edition (which I currently use) will print a transcript for you, but it is not free. Plans start at less than $5/month.
The Homeschool Mom
The Homeschool Mom has put together an amazing free downloadable excel spreadsheet. (Just click the title link above)
The workbook contains course plans, report cards, attendance, and transcripts all in one place.
PEAH has a free transcript template in an excel spreadsheet.
Create professional homeschool transcripts easily!
Download PEAH's Free Homeschool Transcript Template
Clip Prep contains downloads for transcripts, diplomas, and a GPA calculator. They also have a wealth of information to help in homeschooling high school and also cover extensive information about earning dual college credit while homeschooling high school. This is definitely a resource site that I have bookmarked while homeschooling my high school student.
Regent University gives an overview of what should be included on a transcript and a transcript template. They also explain when a high school transcript will be claimed “official” by receiving colleges.
Cedarville University provides a sample transcript. It is simple in nature and includes a one page template that lists core subjects per grade along with the high school student's GPA.
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling offers a free homeschool highschool transcript template. They also have articles of why it is important to keep one. Her template also includes an achievement and attendance record that you can attach to the high school transcript.
Colleges love to see volunteer work, leadership roles, and other activities that your child has done during their high school years. Be sure to keep a record of all activities like this which will enhance your student's application to the college of their choice.
Student Handouts also offers a great template that you can customize for your family. They also offer additional information on how to calculate your student's grades and record the GPA on the transcript.
Homeschool Christian offers several examples of transcripts including some from more eclectic homeschoolers.
Covenant College details requirements for your homeschooler's needs for admission as well as sample transcripts and an editable version. It is smart to look at colleges and what they require as you are preparing the high school transcript. Colleges differ widely in what they consider acceptable.
Guilt-Free Homeschooling offers a sample transcript that includes course descriptions. They also have sample Diplomas and graduation announcements. I absolutely love being able to see the sample course descriptions to help me when compiling my own for our homeschool.
Oklahoma Homeschool offers forms for planning and transcripts for your high-school student. They also have sample home school plans for alternative education as well as for the college bound students.
The Homeschool Hub
The Homeschool Hub has a blank transcript in excel format and a sample for you to view. There are examples included of transcripts from students who have successfully been accepted into college.
Marie Claire Moreau
Marie Claire Moreau provides forms for planning, attendance and transcripts. She has a great 4 year high school plan template as well.