We believe that many applicants are surprised that we require a high school transcript, or a GED score report from our transfers. This is an important part of application review and yes, it's required for everyone, no matter how old you are, or how long you have been in school.
This also goes for international students and students who finished high school abroad. This can present difficulties for these students. Please make sure to consult with your school or school district to have these documents sent to us. If your transcript need translating, you will want to work on this as soon as possible. Most of our applicants use WES for their translation service. We don't need the evaluation, only the translation. Some international schools do not provide transcripts, but rather summaries or test results from secondary education. We will take those documents as well.
We tend to look closer at the high school records of rising second-years, because after all, that was less than a year ago. While we require them for any applicant, typically the longer you have been away from high school, the less closely we'll look at that record.