High School Transcript Requirements

Different documents fulfill the high transcript requirement based on the students high school experience:

A.

High School Graduate from a Public School

1.  Submission of an official copy of a high school transcript verifying a Regular or Honors diploma and the date of graduation. The transcript must include all credits earned and final grades in each course. Applicants who graduated from Tennessee public high schools in 1983 or after must include a transcript entry stating that a passing score was made on the proficiency test battery.

B.

High School Graduate from a Non-Public School (including schools, home schools, and church-related schools)

1.   Submission of an official copy of a high school transcript verifying a Regular or Honors diploma and the date of graduation. The transcript must also include all credits earned and final grades in each course. The transcript of a home school applicant must be an official copy from an affiliated organization as defined by T.C.A. 49-50-801 or be accompanied by certification of registration with the superintendent of the local education agency which the student would otherwise attend. Applicants who cannot provide a satisfactory secondary school credential may substitute acceptable scores on the HSE test or the American Council on Education (ACE) External Degree examination.

C.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Recipient

1.  Submission of an official copy of HSE test results indicating an average standard score of 450 or above and a minimum score of 410 on each HSE subscore. For HSE tests taken before January, 2002, an average standard score of 45 or above and a minimum score of 45 on each HSE subscore are required.

D.

American Council on Education (ACE) External Degree Recipient

1.  Submission of an official copy of an American Council on Education (ACE) External Diploma awarded by a high school.