From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


11/15/2007 5:26:39 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Kansas--Community College To Correct Erroneous Admissions-Financial Aid Info

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Kansas--Community College To Correct
Erroneous Admissions-Financial Aid Info

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Many HSLDA members have contacted us after receiving a letter dated
November 6, 2007, from Johnson County Community College, suggesting
that a student could not get financial aid with a parent-issued high
school diploma unless they also had either a GED or a satisfactory
score on the Compass test.

The director of student financial aid is in the process of
distributing a letter to correct this erroneous statement.

I have read the correction letter and spoken at length with the
director. With the clarification I received during our conversation,
the letter of correction can be summarized as follows:

1. A degree-seeking student seeking admission must have a high school
diploma, or a GED, or 24 hours of college credit with a C average or
better to be admitted. Applicants will not routinely be asked to
present a copy of their diploma, but if requested, they must provide a
copy. A diploma signed by a parent following the completion of high
school through a home-based program will be treated the same as a
diploma issued by an accredited school.

2. No one will be required to take a Compass test or any other test
for the purpose of financial aid (there may be exceptions in unusual

3. All degree-seeking students will be required to take the Compass
test solely for purposes of determining which classes the student may
be placed in. If a student has earned a 19 or better on the ACT test,
however, they will not need to take the Compass test.

This policy is sensible and workable and I believe shows that Johnson
County Community College is eager to keep its doors open to homeschool


Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

-> "I saved my entire membership fee with one discount"

"When I called Liberty to find out what kind of discount we could
get, they told us we would 10% off our car insurance and 5% off
our homeowner's insurance. What we will save is more than double
what it costs to join HSLDA. With one child getting his driver's
license this year, the savings will be a real blessing!"

More reasons to join HSLDA...

The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733

How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:


- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address; is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at Thank you for your cooperation.