High school transcript needed

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Dear all,

Can anyone help me this one. I am apply for Nursing school in NY/NJ but all schools require High School transcipt or GED , I took my high school in China long time ago, to be accurate, it is not really a high school, more like secondary school where students can choose different majors. Did you know how to solve this problem? I did take most of the Preq. in a community college in SF, they did not require any high school transcript. But in NY/NJ, high school transcript seems very important.

Do we also need it when applying NECLX exam later?

Thank so much!!

Durian

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Dear all,

Can anyone help me this one. I am apply for Nursing school in NY/NJ but all schools require High School transcipt or GED , I took my high school in China long time ago, to be accurate, it is not really a high school, more like secondary school where students can choose different majors. Did you know how to solve this problem? I did take most of the Preq. in a community college in SF, they did not require any high school transcript. But in NY/NJ, high school transcript seems very important.

Do we also need it when applying NECLX exam later?

Thank so much!!

Durian

I would talk to the Nursing schools and explain the situation, they may be able to accept something else. It's worth a try. Good Luck

Wow. That would be tough. I hope someone will be able to advise you. Good luck.

Generally when you have college hours a highschool diploma is not needed. I would verify with the school you are applying to. Good Luck!!

What you should do is Get your GED its very easy to get it at most community colleges and ts fast to.

:angryfire I am in a similar situation! When I applied to our local CC I asked if I had to have my high school transcripts and was told no, because I was transfering in more than 15 credit hours. I graduated from a very small private school in Texas that was independent study. Well, they closed down and I can't find anyone who knows where the transcripts are.

Well, yesterday I met with an advisor to make sure everything was in my folder for the May 15th deadline. She said I was missing my ACT which was sent months ago and she said "I don't see your HS transcripts, did you get a diploma or GED?" I said I have a diploma and explained the situation.

I explained to her about what they said when I applied and that they verified it when I met with the advisor before enrolling. She said well I have to verify that they are not needed for the nursing program. My first advisor knew I was applying to the nursing program.

Funny thing is....I had just asked her if politics came into play with their nursing decisions and she had remarked that I was almost at the maximum points you can even earn to enter the program.

I said you know I understand you want to verify that I graduated and I can give you my diploma, but don't you think a 4.0 student with 35 credit hours has already proven themself and set a pretty good track record? All she replied was "I have to verify it."

So now I get to wait for them to verify everything.

This will definately depend on your school. I have a BS which includes a high level math, biology and chemistry and I was still required to submit my high school transcripts. I was told they needed to see the "basic" level courses which had been taken in high school and to make sure I had passed the courses. Does this make sense? NO, but I sent in the transcripts anyway.

Drysolong

Specializes in LTC and MED-SURG.

:angryfire I am in a similar situation! When I applied to our local CC I asked if I had to have my high school transcripts and was told no, because I was transfering in more than 15 credit hours. I graduated from a very small private school in Texas that was independent study. Well, they closed down and I can't find anyone who knows where the transcripts are.

Well, yesterday I met with an advisor to make sure everything was in my folder for the May 15th deadline. She said I was missing my ACT which was sent months ago and she said "I don't see your HS transcripts, did you get a diploma or GED?" I said I have a diploma and explained the situation.

I explained to her about what they said when I applied and that they verified it when I met with the advisor before enrolling. She said well I have to verify that they are not needed for the nursing program. My first advisor knew I was applying to the nursing program.

Funny thing is....I had just asked her if politics came into play with their nursing decisions and she had remarked that I was almost at the maximum points you can even earn to enter the program.

I said you know I understand you want to verify that I graduated and I can give you my diploma, but don't you think a 4.0 student with 35 credit hours has already proven themself and set a pretty good track record? All she replied was "I have to verify it."

So now I get to wait for them to verify everything.

Would any state governmental agency (like dept. of education, etc.,)be able to help you locate your records, if it turns out you really need it

To OP: I thought taking the GED by tookewlandy was a good idea,

if push comes to shove:idea:

Is it 100% necessary that the transcript be official? I know that some jobs accept unofficial transcripts. Perhaps you could create one showing your GPA and classes that you took so that you at least have something to work from?

One thing that most of you are overlooking here..............that the original poster went to high school in another country.............that causes more of an issue because of the differences in schooling.

It is going to be 100% up to the particular school as to what they will and will not accept. It comes down to if you want to go there, you need to give them what they want. Especially with nursing programs, there is someone who can easily fill that slot.

Well I finally received an email from my CC today and the advisor let me know that since I have completed my Chem, BIO, College Algebra, and Psych courses, scored high on the ACT and maintained a 4.0 that they have elected to admit me as an advanced standing student. She said typically it is for student who have already completed some type of degree and are coming back for a different degree, but they have the option to make exceptions.

So I feel relieved! I am definitely saving that email. ;)

Well I finally received an email from my CC today and the advisor let me know that since I have completed my Chem, BIO, College Algebra, and Psych courses, scored high on the ACT and maintained a 4.0 that they have elected to admit me as an advanced standing student. She said typically it is for student who have already completed some type of degree and are coming back for a different degree, but they have the option to make exceptions.

So I feel relieved! I am definitely saving that email. ;)

That is great news. Way to go:balloons:

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