I can see why a CC transcript would be looked at as better than a mommy transcript... But I have had enough contact with school administrators and others like them to know that anything non-mommy is regarded much higher than anything done by mommy...
Meh. Quite honestly, that sounds like a marketing line from CC to encourage families to purchase their "product" of record keeping.
Home-created homeschool transcripts and documents have not been an issue with anyone I've seen here who graduated a student from homeschool high school. And I've seen a lot of families successfully apply to/be accepted by all kinds of special programs and colleges -- including the military and military academies, overseas universities, and U.S. ivy leagues, top tier schools, and highly competitive / selective schools. Administrators don't seem to blink an eye at homeschool vs. Classical Conversation vs. umbrella organization transcripts -- just as long as you are providing the types of documents they require.
But if you are concerned, the easy-peasy fix for that is to make your records look professional:
- Don't broadcast "homeschool" on your documents.
- Name your homeschool with an official school-sounding name.
- Possibly consider creating a good-looking school/academy logo and letterhead to use for your documents.
- Be sure to include the word "official transcript" as part of the transcript heading, and sign and date each printed transcript.
- Also include fine print wording with something like: "All coursework completed in compliance with state educational regulations ___________ ." (fill in the blank with your state revised statute number governing homeschooling).
- Use a professional seal embosser ($30-40) on all of your documents.
Sad to hear you've had some bad experiences with school administrators and others like them. However, I would guess that comes from public school systems (elementary / middle / high) often feeling more touchy about homeschoolers for a variety of reasons, and most likely your future interactions with college admissions offices will be very different.
Edited by Lori D., 14 February 2017 - 05:38 PM.