Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Validity of High School Diplomas

If selected, a student may be required to provide one of the following documents that indicate the student's high school completion status when the student begins college in the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • A copy of the student's high school diploma
  • A copy of the student's final official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded
  • A copy of the student's General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript
  • An academic transcript that indicates the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's degree
  • If State law requires a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for home school (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a copy of that credential
  • If State law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for home school (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a transcript or the equivalent, signed by the student's parent or guardian, that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a home school setting