Homeschool/Non-Accredited High School

Definition

A student who completed high school graduation requirements under a home school program or who graduated from a non-accredited high school.

Application Process

A home-schooled/non-accredited high school applicant must submit the following items in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for Admission
  • $30 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • Compass Exam Scores
  • High School Course Descriptions
    • An applicant may submit evidence of successfully complete the equivalent of the Georgia Required High School Curriculum as defined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The University System of Georgia’s Staying on Course publication provides a list of approved courses.
  • Certificate of Immunization
  • Verification of Lawful Presence (students seeking in-state tuition)

Requirements

A home-schooled/non-accredited high school applicant must meet ALL of the listed admission requirements:

  • Qualifying SAT or ACT requirements
    • Applicants must meet or exceed the average SAT composite score (critical reading = mathematics) or the average ACT composite score of Dalton State’s preceding year’s entering freshman class
    • Fall 2013 = SAT composite 950 or higher; ACT composite 20 or higher
    • Fall 2013 =
  • Minimum Compass Exam requirements
    • Applicants must score above minimums in ALL three areas
    • Reading = 62
    • English/Writing = 32
    • Math = 20
  • Learning Support requirements
    • Applicants must score above learning support requirement scores in at least ONE area
    • Reading = 80
    • English/Writing = 70
    • Math = 37

Accrediting Information

Applicants with a diploma from a regionally accredited home study program will be given the same consideration for admission as student with a diploma from a public high school. Home school programs accredited or approved by the following are acceptable:

  • Accrediting Commission for Independent Study
  • Association of Christian Schools International
  • Georgia Accrediting Commission
  • Georgia Association of Christian School
  • Georgia Private School Accrediting Commission
  • Southern Association of College and Schools
  • Middle State Association of College and Schools
  • New England Association of College and Schools
  • North Central Association of College and Schools
  • Western Association of College and Schools

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