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College admission

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:41 pm
by Lkat83
My 11th grade dd is homeschooling this year and next, and is dual enrolled at the local community college. If all goes according to plan, by the time she graduates high school, she'll also have enough college credits to qualify as a college sophomore. My question is, will colleges look only at her community college transcript, as she will technically be a sophomore transfer student, or will they also want to see a high school transcript? We live in Colorado, and the colleges she's looking at are Colorado State Univ. and Univ. of Northern Colorado. TIA.

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:42 am
by mschickie
Most will probably look at her high school transcript too. I know the colleges around here do not ask for the high school transcript only if the person has a degree (associates or bachelors).

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:04 am
by Theodore
They'll want to see if she graduated from high school, as that is a prerequisite to graduating from college. A high school transcript will be necessary.

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:30 am
by elliemaejune
It depends. In California, a high school diploma is not required to either enroll in or graduate from a state college or university; if a student has transferred from a community college, the high school transcript isn't considered.

It may be different in Colorado. However, you'll be preparing a high school transcript and graduating your dd, anyway, yes? So you'll be prepared, whatever the case.

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:01 pm
by Lkat83
Yes, I'll be issuing my dd a high school diploma, but I was hoping to avoid having to make up a transcript that the college will need to look at. There's no way I can teach her chemistry and some of the other classes and I'm pretty sure colleges would like to see on a high school transcript.

How closely do you think they'll look at a high school transcript, then, if she's successfully completed a full year of college credits?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:41 pm
by Minniewannabe

Is your DD taking her sciences and the other classes you cannot teach at the community college? If not, then that is what you would want her to take there. You can use those classes at the community college as part of the high school transcript you prepare. The community college transcript and the one you prepare should be both included in her college applications.

It's been a few years, but when we went through the application process for undergraduate schools with our DS, the transcript was closely reviewed. During the interview, there were a few questions regarding his classes. And he actually had a G.E.D., but the high school transcript was still required.

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:52 pm
by Lkat83
Minniewannabe, yes, she will be taking those classes at the community college. I guess that's all I need to worry about - making sure what she takes qualifies for both high school and college credit. And making sure they're courses that are guaranteed to transfer. This is more complicated than I thought, for some reason. :( :oops:

The hoops that schools make you jump through are nuts - why, if your son had his GED, did they want to see a high school transcript? Shouldn't the GED have stood alone? :roll:

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:08 pm
by Theodore
The GED proves high school graduation - but at a rather mediocre, baseline level. If you can show through coursework that you're worth more than just the baseline, this raises your potential value to the college.

At least that's the way the colleges are probably looking at it.

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:33 pm
by HSCollegeGuide
It will depend on what university your daughter is trying to eventually attend. Some colleges will not require a high school transcript if a student has over 25-30 hours of college already completed. If this is the case, then she would be considered a "transfer" student and not a "first-time-freshman." These two distinctions can make a huge difference in the way of financial aid and scholarships, so it's a good idea to research the particular school's policies before deciding what you'll do.

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:21 pm
by JoshCHS
HSLDA rates both of those colleges in the Tier 1:

"Tier I
Admission policies similar to National Center for Home Education’s Recommended College Admission Policies:

These colleges typically required a parent’s transcript, general standardized achievement testing, and/or the review of a portfolio of the potential student’s materials in place of an accredited diploma." ... iginal.asp

Typically colleges will give standardized achievement testing to be sure what you have on the parent transcript is legit.