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Cornell didn't want to accept homeschooler's diploma
« on: April 21, 2011, 12:05:07 PM »
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Cornell University Asks for GED or State-Approved Diploma
Kim Pepperdin (name changed to protect her privacy) was completing her first year of college with excellent grades when she applied to transfer to Cornell University in New York.

Although she was a National Merit Finalist and had outstanding SAT scores, Cornell questioned her parent-issued high school diploma and asked her for a GED or a letter from her central New Jersey public school system confirming that her homeschool program met “state requirements for a high school diploma.”

Members of HSLDA since 1998, the Pepperdins asked us for help. HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff prepared a letter to the Cornell admissions department explaining that parent-issued diplomas satisfy all federal requirements for financial aid. He pointed out that no state imposes requirements on the parental issuance of high school diplomas, and urged them to quickly clear up the issue.

A few days later, Cornell accepted Kim.

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/nj/201104210.asp


from Cornell's website:
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While admission to Cornell is competitive, Cornell's admissions personnel vigorously support equality of opportunity. What they're looking for beyond the numbers is intellectual potential, strength of character, and love of learning. More specific requirements of the colleges are in the Web sites listed below.
http://www.cornell.edu/admissions/

Looking for "intellectual potential, strength of character, and love of learning"?  No, no they're not.
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Re: Cornell didn't want to accept homeschooler's diploma
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 12:12:31 PM »
Soft discrimination for the home schooled, how shocking?!

Not really, but glad to see HSLDA shoved their faces in it!

But getting to the point where HSLDA even had to be needed is beyond tragic.
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Re: Cornell didn't want to accept homeschooler's diploma
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 12:20:16 PM »
Even schools like Harvard and Yale accept homeschoolers.  I saw this as one administrator deciding to f**k this kid because he/she could. 

Those in government and education share that same trait--thinking they can do anything they want and no one dares answer back.
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Re: Cornell didn't want to accept homeschooler's diploma
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 12:43:30 PM »
"looking beyond the numbers"??


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Re: Cornell didn't want to accept homeschooler's diploma
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 01:45:49 PM »
"looking beyond the numbers"??


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Yeah.  It started with minorities with crappy grades and test scores.  Quotas.  Merit often doesn't enter into it, not when there's more important criteria for proglodytes to consider!

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