Nancy in NH Posted October 2, 2015 Share Posted October 2, 2015 I'm wondering if any out of state applicants have faced issues with colleges in New York and their requirements to provide an "official high school transcript from a regionally accredited high school". I just phoned one admissions department and explained that my state does not grant a diploma from any 'agency' and that we do not have a state homeschool association. I also explained my son will not be taking the GED (another option). The rep. was very nice and she seems willing to help us meet the requirements in some way, though she admitted to being new there and that she will have to consult her colleagues. She suggested I check to see if the superintendent might provide a letter to verify DS has in fact fulfilled the requirements of graduation in our state. I'm not sure I will get that kind of cooperation from the district, especially given the fact that they would be verifying something of which they have no knowledge. And I really do not want to go that route anyways. The rep. is checking on how we can meet this requirement if we cannot get a letter from the district, but in the meantime, I thought I'd check to see if anyone else has encountered this problem. I checked another NY college on dd's list and it requires pretty much the same thing, as presented in the section "Proof of High School Graduation" in their undergraduate catalog. This school listed other examples that satisfy the requirement including NY Regents tests (not an option) or completion of 24 semester hours from a "registered degree or certificate program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education" (my son has completed his entire high school education in the home). Just wondering how you handle issues like this. Hopefully, this one school I contacted will accept the diploma I have granted DS, but there are 3 more schools in NY high on ds's list, and I am really not sure how to handle it. Nancy in NH Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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