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RMU Déjà Vu: University Cites False Acceptance Criteria. Again.

by Scott Woodruff • November 5, 2019

Robert Morris University, Peoria, Illinois, Campus (RMU), is once again the subject of a Home School Legal Defense Association article. We wrote about a situation in 2009 where RMU accepted a homeschool graduate—then withdrew the acceptance because his transcript was not accredited. RMU finally accepted the graduate after I wrote a letter to the RMU admission staff.

Fast forward 10 years. Robert Morris officials recently told another homeschool graduate that they would not accept him unless he had an accredited diploma.

I wrote a letter to the RMU representative who was handling the issue, explaining what happened 10 years ago. I also pointed out that RMU’s actual written policy as posted on the website requires a high school diploma, but not an accredited high school diploma.

Soon thereafter the RMU representative notified the homeschool graduate that he had been accepted. Notwithstanding the acceptance, the representative also tossed in: “It is institutional policy that a homeschool education/graduation fall under the direction of a state accreditation body.”

Since there is no such “state accreditation body” in Illinois, we may need to write about RMU again in the future.

Scott Woodruff

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Scott is a seasoned attorney and homeschool advocate with decades of involvement in homeschool legal issues and cases. Read more.

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