February 2017 – After an Alabama home school graduate applied for admission to a state community college, she took the COMPASS test (a test to prepare students for the ACT admission exam). Subsequently, she was told she would not be required to take the ACT. She received a welcome letter and was awarded a full scholarship, contingent upon fall 2016 admission and maintenance of a satisfactory GPA.
However, after the college learned the graduate had been homeschooled, she was notified that state law required her to take the ACT.
“After verifying the family’s compliance with Alabama homeschool law, HSLDA legal assistant Daniel Davis pointed out to the family that state law contains a provision specifically prohibiting colleges from discriminating against an otherwise qualified student based on the fact that the student was homeschooled,” announced HSLDA.
The school quickly resolved the issue, and the student began classes last fall.