In evaluating traditional applications for admission, a student’s academic transcript anchors our review. High school transcripts provide valuable assessment tools including course titles, 所修课程的年级, 当然是严格程度, 以及挣得的分数. 至于评估严谨性, 比如大学预科, 加速, 荣誉, 跳级, 大学水平, 国际学士学位, are some common examples used to denote course content. 也可包括分级表, particularly if final grades are weighted based on the rigor of the coursework attempted.
在评估在家学习的申请人, we expect to see similar points of reference with regard to their courses of study. 学生 who are part of an accredited homeschooled association, typically use the association’s transcript format to account for the majority of this information. Those who are not members of such associations are strongly encouraged to itemize each course taken to highlight these points. In addition to listing course title and grade received, providing additional details such as reading lists or texts used (particularly in STEM related courses) and the number of hours of applicable laboratory experiences, provides the 入学 Committee with valuable information for use in assessing a student’s academic program.
请注意: 父母 typically complete the School Report and Counselor Recommendation Forms included in the Common Application. 在学校报告中, there is a section for the homeschool coordinator to supply additional details on the student’s schooling experience; many of the points referenced in regard to the transcript can be conveyed there.
Because homeschool programs vary widely and do not provide the 入学 Committee an ability to assess students’ results in the context of fellow high school classmates, standardized test results provide the 入学 Committee with a valuable, 上下文, and predictive assessment tool to inform our decisions. 而SA真人将会 test optional for the 2021-2022 admission cycle, we encourage homeschooled students to submit any available testing results.
测试选项包括, 但不限于SAT考试, 行为, SAT科目测试, 大学先修课程(AP)考试, and predicted test scores for the International Baccalaureate (IB). 学生 who have taken college coursework during high school should provide these grades on official transcripts to demonstrate their academic success and preparedness.
Letters of recommendation provide us with objective, 无偏见的, and 上下文 feedback about a student’s academic and personal attributes. 考虑到家庭教育的性质, parents are often identified as the head of school, 指导顾问, 老师, 教练, 和更多的. While we expect that a student’s homeschool instructor (usually a parent) will submit an academic and evaluative recommendation, it is strongly recommended that third-party, non-familial sources of recommendation are also submitted. Those that can speak to an academic experience are particularly important. 例如, many homeschoolers complete college level courses at a local post-secondary institution; a letter of recommendation from the college instructor would be a valuable third-party assessment tool.
In addition to external academic assessments, recommendations that speak to a student’s involvement in the community can also be helpful. Many homeschooled students participate in community activities, 地方组织, 区域体育俱乐部, 当地宗教活动等等. 建议 from leaders of these programs can be helpful to the 入学 Committee in assessing a student’s ability to make meaningful contributions to our campus community.
作为这个过程的最后一部分, admitted and enrolled students are required to submit a final official transcript that shows evidence of a student fulfilling the graduation requirements of their local school district. This requirement is also required of homeschooled students and may be fulfilled via one of the following options: