What do colleges want?

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What do colleges want?

Postby ArkansasHomeschooler » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:48 am

I live in a state that does not require record keeping of any sort. We start 9th grade this next school year, and I will be keeping a transcript for colleges, but will they want a portfolio too? If so, what kind of work goes into the portfolio? Reports, science experiments and the like?

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Postby hscoach » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:32 pm

A portfolio should include (but not be limited to) the following:

Course descriptions
Grades
Transcript
List of all books read
Films seen
Field trips
Travel reports
Extracurricular activities
Sports
Co-op or college classes taken
Volunteer work
Recommendations
Artwork
Papers, articles or poems written
Videos
Photos

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Postby ArkansasHomeschooler » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:39 pm

Thanks, Laura. I'm printing this out. I knew someone here would be able to help me.

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Postby homeschooling911 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:32 pm

Actually, it depends on the school.

I have graduated two of my children from high school AND college. I did not need to produce the materials the previous respondent listed.

I used "Transcript Pro" to produce a professional looking transcript. That is all Florida State University required. On the transcript there is a place for activities, rewards, etc. Not only was my son accepted but he was offered an academic scholarship that essentially paid him to go to college.

I would suggest you look into the specific colleges your child is interested in. Ask what their entrance requirements are for home-schoolers. I think the previous list is probably overkill. Just my two cents.
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