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May 7, 2008

Senate Bill 35: An Act Regarding College Admissions for Homeschoolers

Authors:
Senators Pearson (51st), Harp (29th), Weber (40th), Smith (52nd) and Rogers (21st).

Summary:
This bill is intended to require Georgia colleges to treat a student who has completed a home study program the same as other students regarding admission if (1) the student’s scores on admissions tests are commensurate with those of entering freshmen and (2) the student’s scores on the colleges entrance or placement examinations would allow the student to be placed in freshman-level, nonremedial classes. This second condition would actually place homeschool students in a lesser position than graduates of other schools. Presumably, homeschool graduates who scored so low as to be placed in a remedial class would be denied admission altogether, whereas public school graduates with low scores would be admitted to the college and placed in the remedial class. Additionally, it is unclear what a student would have to do to complete a home study program.

This bill could be supported if the second condition and the language regarding completion of a home study program were deleted.

Status:

1/23/2007 Referred to the Senate Education Committee
4/4/2008 Bill died when the Assembly adjourned Sine Die

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supported this legislation.

Action requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History