Advanced Placement courses can be a great addition to your college-bound homeschool student’s transcript! But how do you incorporate them as you create a transcript for your high schooler? Host Mike Farris and his guest have transcript-construction advice, today on Home School Heartbeat.
Diane Kummer, who is HSLDA’s high school coordinator, joins me again today. Diane, last time you suggested how to determine when a student is ready to take an AP course. Once he takes such a course, how should his parents note that on his transcript?
On the homeschool transcript a parent should note AP or Advanced Placement in the course title. However, those words, Advanced Placement and AP, are trademarked by the College Board. They can’t be noted on the transcript unless the course was first reviewed and approved by the AP Central Department of the College Board.
So before a parent even signs up the student for an AP course, what should they look for to ensure that the course will count as Advanced Placement on the student's transcript?
Well, parents should check with the AP instructor to ask if the course has been approved. This’ll ensure that the level of instruction in that AP course meets the proper criteria. College admissions officers are interested in that AP designation because it reflects the student’s ability to tackle college level work.
Diane, thanks so much! That’s important for parents to consider before they sign their student up for an AP class. We’ll look at another important consideration next time. I’m Mike Farris.