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August 25, 2014

College Improves Admissions Process


Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members regarding legal issues in Illinois. He and his wife homeschooled their children. Read more >>

A homeschool graduate applying to Wheaton College near Chicago, Illinois, noticed that the college’s “homeschool information” form asked if the student would receive a “state-recognized diploma.”

After bringing this question to HSLDA’s attention, Senior Counsel Scott A. Woodruff wrote a letter to the Wheaton director of undergraduate admissions. He pointed out that there is considerable doubt as to what “state recognized” would mean in this context. He also noted that whatever “state recognized” might mean, homeschoolers neither seek nor need government recognition of their diplomas.

Several weeks later Wheaton eliminated this question from its homeschool information form. We appreciate Wheaton’s sensitivity to this issue.

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