Assembly Bill 1196/Senate Bill 5131-Admission to College for Homeschool Graduates

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Assembly Bill 1196/Senate Bill 5131-Admission to College for Homeschool Graduates
House Senate
Sponsors:
Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz Co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Vivian Cook and Carrie Woerner; Assemblymen Andrew Raia, Peter Lawrence, and Kieran Michael Lalor Multi-sponsored by Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, Stephen Hawley, Peter Lopez, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Assemblymen David McDonough, Philip Palmesano, and Fred Thiele
Sponsors:
Senator Joseph Robach Co-Sponsored by Senators Tony Avella, Pamela Helming, and James Seward
Summary:

Assembly Bill 1196 ensures that the Commissioner of Education will not require a student who has completed a home instruction program to provide a GED to be admitted to college in New York. Instead a homeschool graduate would provide all other admissions documentation that would be required for any other high school graduate. Homeschool graduates would provide a notarized transcript that demonstrated completion of high school. These transcripts would then be accepted and the student admitted on a equal basis with any other high school graduate.

Summary:

Senate Bill 5131 ensures that the Commissioner of Education will not require a student who has completed a home instruction program to provide a GED to be admitted to college in New York. Instead a homeschool graduate would provide all other admissions documentation that would be required for any other high school graduate. Homeschool graduates would provide a notarized transcript that demonstrated completion of high school. These transcripts would then be accepted and the student admitted on a equal basis with any other high school graduate.

Status:

01/11/2017     Referred to Higher Education Committee

Status:

03/09/2017     Referred to Education Committee

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Action Requested:
None at this time

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Senate Bill History