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  1. lil3laiin3laiin

    lil3laiin3laiin Member

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    Just yesterday my college counselor (privately hired) told me that 1.5 years of my high school wasn't approved. I go to an online based high school and the courses weren't submitted to the UC system for approval; thus none of my courses were approved for the duration I have been attending this school. I'm a junior right now and I have two options:

    1) Go back to high school and repeat 1.5 years of high school again...I would graduate high school with 5.5 years.
    2) Take the California High School Proficiency Exam and go to junior college my senior year.

    Which option would be better? I really don't know what to do so any suggestions would be nice. I really want to go to USNA but I don't know how much this hurt my chances.
     
  2. toocool12

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    Forget going to the academy...

    Yeah it seems like you have no chance

    sorry dude
     
  3. BlessedX4

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    Have you talked to the admissions office at USNA and explained your situation?
     
  4. HuskiesMama

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    If the courses aren't approved, if the school isn't accredited, it's going to be hard to get a school, any school, to accept them.

    If you can take an exam to prove you KNOW the material, that's the way to go. If you can go to a community college for the remaining year, again to show your mastery of the material, you're on the right track.

    Get a second opinion for sure.
     
  5. lil3laiin3laiin

    lil3laiin3laiin Member

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    im a girl..haha...and thanks for the encouragement :(
     
  6. KPMum2012

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    I'm going to echo Blessedx4. Contact Admissions at the Academy! There are homeschoolers admitted every year who have not been through an "accredited" program. The Admissions Office is the only place where you can get an accurate response! They may end up requiring course descriptions or a list of requirements. But I'd be very surprised if there was not a way around this. Remember that you are bound by your state laws for school attendance. But since every state is different, colleges and universities (and SA's) have their own way of dealing with these situations.

    Don't give up!
     
  7. KPMum2012

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    Not true! Please understand that there are procedures in place for homeschooled students. If you are not familiar with the college admissions process for homeschoolers, please don't try to answer based on what seems logical to you. Also, what is true of state regulations in Pennsylvania will not be true in Texas and California will be different again. College admissions procedures are NOT necessarily tied to state regs, though meeting state certification can make the process easier.

    My son was wait-listed at USGCA three years ago as a homeschooled student who was not in an accredited program. (We strongly suspect that if he had finished his Eagle Scout prior to June of his Senior Year and been willing to sit the SATs again for a better score that he had a good chance of being accepted.) He is currently in the Honors Program of a State University with a scholarship. So I know it can be done.
     
  8. lil3laiin3laiin

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    Well... I talked to my regional director and he said that it might be smart to go with the finish high school early and go to junior college ...does USNA ask for a high school diploma? (bcuz if I take the test CHSPE and graduate the certificate of proficieny is only equivalent to a diploma)
     
  9. theraven

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    My personal opinion would be to go to community college. The professors there are probably better anyway. Don't like to what ever that persons name was who said you couldn't get in. I really think most colleges care about the highest level of a course you've taken so if you take and pass college calculus I doubt they're gonna be pissed that you never took high school algebra. Just keep trucking and call a BGO or the academy to get the best info.
     
  10. bmorris244

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    That's what I would say. My dad is a huge proponent of high school grads spending a year or two at a cc just to get the boring required classes out of the way. This way, you'll definitely be on a college-level course and workload...without the possible embarrassment of having to be in classes with people 1 and 2 years younger than you...
    I have at least 2 friends who are or were homeschooled, and took classes at our local community college while they were at the high school level. So, there's also a good chance of being with people at least your age and maturity, and there is no chance of not getting credit for your courses.
    But call Admissions, too!
    Hang in there!
     

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