Is a calculation of the average of all of a student's grades for all semesters and courses completed up to a given academic term.
A method of computing a numerical value for letter grades received in school by assigning each a numeric value and averaging the numbers.
Is a calculation of the average of a student's grades for all semesters and courses for a given year.
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No. But in this transcript version, the student's address will be duplicated as the school address.
A Social Security number is not required on a transcript. It will be requested on college applications in order to match up any financial aid or scholarship money that is received for your student.
Click any of the blue bars marked Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior to enter your student's courses, grades, and credits.
Usually a course is shown in the year it was completed.
Test scores are usually included on the college application. You may also provide them in the misc/commentary section of the transcript.
The transcript is a record of the academic courses your teen completed during high school. Any additional information regarding your teen's activities is best shown on an extracurricular sheet that may be attached to the transcript. See an example extracurricular sheet here.
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The parent or an official with the oversight school under which you are homeschooling typically signs the transcript.
It's usually not necessary to have the transcript notarized. However, if your teen is enlisting in the military, some recruiters prefer notarized transcripts. The notarization attests to the validity of the parent's signature not to the validity of the information provided on the transcript.
To automatically calculate an Honors or AP course you'll need to type the word Honors or AP followed by a colon and then the course name in the Course Title field (e.g. Honors: Biology or AP: Latin). An Honors course will add a 1/2 point increase and an AP course will add a 1 point increase to the GPA. To label a course Advanced Placement or AP on your high school transcript, your syllabus for that particular course must be reviewed and audited by the AP Central Department of the College Board.
Honors and AP level courses will weight the GPA because the grades receive higher than standard points; which, in turn, raise the overall GPA.
How to Compute a GPA
HSLDA's transcript service automatically calculates a grade point average. For more information on grade point average calculations see:
Computing a GPA
The transcript service calculates a cumulative grade point average.
Computing a GPA
FastTranscripts.com uses a 4 point scale where an “A” is worth 4 points, “B” is worth 3 points, “C” is worth 2 points, “D” is worth 1 point, and an “F” is worth 0 points.
If no honors or Advanced Placement courses are noted, the GPA is calculated as unweighted. If honors or Advanced Placement designations are used in the course title, the GPA will be calculated as weighted.
Parents or oversight groups will evaluate their teens' course work in order to award a grade.
For additional help see:
Grading Guidelines for High School Credit
Making the Grade: Why does Grading Matter?
Making the Grade: Tools for Evaluating Your Child's Work
Parents may choose the grading scale they wish to use. A ten point scale (90 â€“ 100 A, 80-89 B, and so on) is often acceptable.
Including a grading scale on the transcript is optional especially if the student has taken outside classes where instructors used different grading scales than the parent. You as the parent will choose whether or not to include a grading scale.
Yes. A plus (+) adds .3 to the grade point and a minus (-) subtracts .3 from the grade point when calculating a grade point average.
Yes, but since these grades will not factor into the GPA calculation, we suggest keeping them to a minimum. If your teen will be registering with the NCAA it converts all pass grades to a "D" grade and recalculates the grade point average.
Go ahead and include the course along with the word PASS or FAIL in the corresponding grade field. Our auto-calculation technology allows you to show PASS/FAIL courses without factoring the credit(s) into the overall GPA.
Include the senior year courses on the transcript even though they are not yet completed. Simply indicate "IP" in the grade column showing that the courses are in progress.
Yes. In the Senior section (or any grade/section still in progess), list the course title and credit(s), but type “IP” in the grade field. Any course with this abbreviation for In Progress (IP) will not be included in the Total, Summary by Grade, or Cumulative GPA calculations.
High school level courses in objective areas such as science, math or foreign language can be included on the high school transcript when taken prior to 9th grade. Keep good documentation of all high school courses.
List any high school course taken prior to 9th grade in the freshman section and asterisk the course. In the miscellaneous section, indicate the courses that were taken prior to 9th grade.
You can list Algebra or other courses taken in 8th grade in the Freshman section followed by an asterisk (e.g Algebra I *). Then add a note of explanation in the miscellaneous section (e.g. * Course taken as an eighth grader).
When titling a course on the transcript, use a brief, descriptive title so that others will have an accurate idea of the course content. Don't necessarily use the textbook title as the name for your course title.
Generally, 1 high school credit equals 120 hours of class work.
The average number of credits completed per year will vary depending on your student's future plans. Over the course of four years, the average number of credits completed for a general plan is 20 â€“ 22 credits, for a college prep plan is 24 â€“ 28 credits and for a rigorous college prep plan is 26 â€“ 30 credits. For more details see A Guide for Homeschooling through High School.
Homeschooling Through High School
Most states use the Carnegie unit which equates 1 credit for a year long high school course and Â½ credit for a half year or semester long course if a standard high school textbook is used. Some states use a variation to the Carnegie unit by assigning 2 credits (Indiana), 5 credits (New Jersey), or 10 credits (California) for a year long course.
See these helpful tips: Evaluation of High School Credits
Typically, a three to five credit college course taken in one semester converts to a one year long, one credit high school course. Local policies may differ.
Dual enrollment (concurrent enrollment)
Place an asterisk beside the course title and note in the "Miscellaneous" section of the transcript the school where the course was taken.
The parent has the option of incorporating all high school work into one transcript or requesting a transcript from each school where the student attended.
See the "Records Made Easy" section of HSLDA's A Guide for Homeschooling through High School.
Yes. The transcript may be requested many years after high school graduation. It's recommended that it be printed off or saved electronically in your permanent records or given to your students for safekeeping.
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