A year ago I addressed a common question,
"Should homeschooling parents use course codes on home-generated transcripts for learners who graduate from a home education program?"
In other words, To Code or Not to Code.
The question continues to be asked. This post offers example of the information previously addressed.
The first step in answering the question is understanding what course codes are and why they are used. I encourage you to read the post.
After reading the hows, whys, and what fors about course codes are used, do your own research. Remember, high school is not a one-size-fits-all experience--though we often want it to be. Wouldn't that be so much easier, too?
Home School Legal Defense offers a fantastic resource--A Guide for Homeschooling through High School--which includes a sample transcript.
Another step in the process of answering the course code question is to compare sample transcripts provided by colleges and universities for home schooled graduates seeking admission--as opposed to private or public schooled applicants. Interestingly, in the research I have done I have yet to find a college or university which requires or suggests home graduates include course codes on home-generated transcripts. Again, the reason points back to why and how course codes are used.
To help you in your search, I am including links to colleges and universities which offer sample transcripts for home schooled candidates seeking admission.
George Mason University
University of West Florida
University of Wisconsin
Knowing what colleges and universities are looking for on a transcript is helpful when creating this important document. Do research. If the college has a home education admission specialist, set up a phone or in-person appointment. Building your tool chest and knowledge base will empower you as you walk alongside your high school learner into the next stage of learning.
This blog post is intended to offer an example of personal experience. It is in no way intended to be legal advice and should not be taken as such. Parents own the sole responsibility for the training and education of their children.