High School Completion Information

Proof of High School Completion Status

Below please find a list of acceptable documents that will satisfy the verification requirement for high school completion status.

High School Diploma

An applicant with a high school diploma must submit either:

  • A copy of the student’s high school diploma.
  • A copy of the student’s final official high school transcript that shows the graduation date.

Please Note: If your high school diploma is not in English, Baker College requires that you submit an English translation of the document. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) has contact information for companies that provide translation services. For more information, visit http://naces.org/member.htm.

Recognized Equivalent of a High School Diploma

An applicant who has the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma must submit either:

  • A copy of the student’s General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript.
  • An academic transcript that indicates the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree.

Completion of a Home School Program

An applicant who was homeschooled must submit either:

  • Michigan residents:
    • A transcript or the equivalent, signed by the student’s parent or guardian, that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a homeschool setting.
  • Residents of other states:
    • If State law requires a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for homeschool (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a copy of that credential.
    • If State law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for homeschool (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a transcript or the equivalent, signed by the student’s parent or guardian, that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a homeschool setting.

If the student is unable to obtain the documentation listed above, please contact the Financial Aid Office at your campus.

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