Transcript and Course Location

Q. On my teen’s high school transcript, should I list the place he took some of his courses—for example, high school courses taken online or at our local co-op?   A. A transcript is a very concise record of your…

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Proof of Graduation

Q. My superintendent’s response letter says I must provide proof by August 1 next year that my twelfth-grade student has completed homeschooling. Does the law require that? A.The homeschool statute does NOT require you supply proof to the superintendent that…

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High School Credits

Q. About how many hours of high school work equals one credit hour for a transcript? A. There are several acceptable ways to calculate a high school credit hour. Your teen could complete a high-school-level text–not every problem or page–but…

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Transcript Course Placement

Q.  If a high school student takes a summer course, where do I include that credit–in the year just finished or the year ahead? A.  It is really up to you where to place a summer course; you may place…

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Homeschooling Again

Q. If my child goes back to public school, can I take her out and homeschool her again if it doesn’t work out? What should I expect? A. Yes, you can homeschool again as long as you comply with the…

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Dual-Enrollment Financial Aid

Q. Can a homeschool student who is dual enrolled in community college receive financial aid? A. No, a dual-enrolled high school student (a public, private, or homeschooled student who takes some college courses) does not qualify for college financial aid….

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Financial Aid

Q.Have federal financial-aid laws changed for college-bound homeschoolers? Do homeschoolers now have to get a GED to receive financial aid? A. The federal government made significant changes to financial-aid laws in December 2011, and these changes went into effect July…

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GED vs. Diploma

Q. Should my child take the GED exams? A. Although a GED credential can be earned by a homeschool graduate, HEAV does not recommend a GED for several reasons: It still carries the stigma of being a high school dropout…

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AP Courses and Tests

Q. Does a high school student have to take an AP course before taking an AP exam? A. No, the College Board does not require a student to take an Advanced Placement (AP) course before taking an AP exam. However,…

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Military and State Requirements

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. The military has transferred our family to a foreign country. Should we continue to…

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Listing a Repeated Course on a Transcript

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…

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Understanding Credits

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Some homeschool co-ops offer credits for courses. Should I give my children credits for the…

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Deciding If a Foreign Language Is Required

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Can a student graduate from homeschool high school without a foreign language? A. Yes,…

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Homeschool Codes for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT

Q. What are the school codes that high school homeschoolers should use for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT? Why do homeschoolers have an identifying code? A. Because of the increased number of homeschooled students applying to colleges and universities, the…

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