Listing a Repeated Course on a Transcript

Posted on May 25 2011 in Homeschool Q&A by Yvonne Bunn

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topicsand the answers!

Q. If a student repeats a course due to a poor grade, is it acceptable to list the course once with the new grade on the high school transcript?

A. In a homeschool situation, students can work toward mastery or at least improvement. Parents may want to post the better grade because it reflects the knowledge gained regardless of the time it took to reach the improved level. Whether or not a student repeats a course, he should only receive one credit for the course.

There is no clear-cut answer. A homeschool parent can decide whether or not to drop the first grade, include both grades, or post the improved grade for the course.

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