For our last installment in this series, let's talk about the high school transcript. The high school transcript (or GED score report) is required for every applicant, no matter how old you are and no matter how many college courses you've taken. Even if you're planning on getting an associates, or maybe you already have one... the high school transcript is required. Squash those rumors. We have seen diligent applicants who graduated from high school 20, 30 years ago get their transcripts. It's more possible than you might think.
If you attended high school outside of the U.S., we require a translated transcript. Most applicants use WES or the World Education Service, This can take time, so start working on it as soon as possible, be you a spring or fall applicant.
If you graduated high school recently, we are still closely looking at your high school record. Typically, the longer you've been in college, the less we'll look at your high school record.
Order those transcripts now. Check it off of your mental to-do list early. You can send them even if you have yet to apply. We'll gladly hold onto it until your application is submitted.