Regents will look at home-school students’ early admissions to state universities

Jack Warner recommends that the state Board of Regents convene a working group to consider a new situation: When can home-schooled students be granted admission to South Dakota’s public universities? Warner, the regents’ executive director, has put the matter on the board’s agenda for its meeting next week at Black Hills State University in Spearfish. At issue is how to handle admission applications from home-schooled students who present information that they have graduated high school but they are younger than age 18 and their classes haven’t graduated yet. Warner recommends that a working group review policies used in other states. An admissions officer for one of the state universities contacted Warner recently because several 15- and 16-year-old students sought admission as degree-seeking students. They were denied because their transcripts didn’t show they had completed the requirements such as four years of English, three years of advanced mathematics, three years of laboratory science, three years of social studies and one year of fine arts. The board’s committee on academic and student affairs will take up the matter as part of its agenda starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in room 210 of the BHSU student union. The full board could consider creation of the working group when the main meeting resumes Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room.

2 thoughts on “Regents will look at home-school students’ early admissions to state universities

  1. polly politic

    I wonder if these 15 and 16 year olds would have had to take remedial math and English??! Maybe instead of so many years of this and that there should be an exam at the end of high school to prove the kids know what they are supposed to know to get that diploma. This makes more sense than how many years a kid takes up space in a desk in a classroom.

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