How to Assign High School Credit for Electives?3 min read

Homeschooling Nov 29, 2021
How to Assign High School Credit for Electives



How to Assign High School Credit for Electives?3 min read

You may be thinking about how to tally the credits that the homeschooler took for the courses that they finished. This guide will help you decide how much credit you should give to each subject in your learning tool. In general, a course that takes over 120 hours to complete is considered one credit. A course that takes over 60 hours is considered half credit.

You can also credit a student for mastery of a skill. For instance, if she has a passion for painting and has been working on it for over a year, she would have earned one credit for her work.

How to get a transcript?

Students are required to submit their transcripts when applying to college. The transcript includes their student’s transcript, their GPA, and information about their various courses taken. High school transcripts are often used to determine students’ eligibility for various scholarship programs. Even if a homeschooled student plans on going straight into the workforce, it’s still important to have a transcript.

What is a high school transcript?

A high school transcript is the transcript of a student’s academic achievements and credits. It is usually sent from the school where the student attends, or from a different institution if they are homeschooled. homeschooled students are also responsible for their own transcripts.

Assigning more than one credit: It’s important that we keep our kids on guard against short-changing them. Also, make sure that they’re giving all the credit that they earned. If a student has a passion or skill that they’re constantly learning about, they can probably get multiple credit hours. Your kid should spend multiple hours learning to play guitar. He also studied music theory.

Ways to assign more than one credit: A simple way to determine how to list credits and electives on your student’s transcript is to read the course descriptions online.

  • Determine what constitutes various levels of a given course
  • Give you ideas for other skills your student might want or need to pursue to achieve mastery
  • Help you write out your own course descriptions

High school is the time when teens can explore their interests and potential career paths. There’s also the chance that they may discover a lifelong passion

What to do when you don’t get it?

If the material was covered in a way that didn’t look like a formal course, then the student should be counted toward the required credits.

The student only needs to meet the requirements set by the parents for homeschooling. This means that the student does not have the obligation to attend a public high school and graduate.

Getting a GED may be a good idea for some students. Although some consider the high school diploma to be a substandard level, obtaining one may be the best option for many students.


You probably already know that keeping a copy of your transcript is important to keep it secure. However, keeping it in a safe place and storing it in various locations can help minimize the risk that it gets lost once you replace a computer. Happy homeschooling!


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