24 Jun, 2021 07:47 PM

If my daughter is attending a private school that is not state accredited, will this hurt her chances ?

to get into a decent college? I know that the person who runs the school is having the students tested at the beginning and end of every school year to see if they are where they should be and progressing. But what do colleges think? Update: tested by the state Update 2: She's going into the 9th grade.

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24 Jun, 2021 07:47 PM

In theory, no.  I think the reality is that it depends on what college your child is applying to for admittance.  I think that this would especially be true if your child is applying to an out of state college.  Many colleges are currently raising their standards for entrance.  Having a academically recognized paper trail would certainly make the process easier.  This would also help if your child is applying for financial assistance.  My advice is to contact the colege(s) of choice directly, and talk directly to the people who are responsible for making these decisions.

Source(s): I'm a teacher with 30 years experience. I have friends whose children are applying for college admittance now. My son is currently getting his Masters at Earlham School of Religion.

24 Jun, 2021 07:47 PM

I am not against the private colleges but I can't believe that u have a child in the college which is not accredited. 

If she graduates from the college, her chances of getting the job in you state or region will be highly lowered. And it might get nearly impossible to get a job outside your state with the degree from the unaccredited school. And don't even think about other counties. If your daughter has a degree from the unaccredited university, there is no chance of getting a job outside of US. 

College education nowadays costs a lot and almost doubles in the private colleges. Then why would you take a chance? Honestly, take her out of there.

24 Jun, 2021 07:48 PM

I think this will hurt her chances of getting into a good college.  If she ends up with a high school degree from a school that is not state accredited, it is pretty much worthless.  Send your kids to public school, or if you insist on having them attend private school, find one that is accredited.  

If the school is not state accredited, this is because the state board of education does not feel that their curriculum is up to par.

If she's not learning what she's supposed to be while she's in high school, she will be far behind the other students when (and if) she does get into college.  

I went to a very, very good public high school, and I felt that I was better prepared for college because of this.

24 Jun, 2021 07:48 PM

Is she attending a non-accredited high school, or a college and you would like her to switch schools?  If it is a college already, she may have difficulty getting credits transferred to an accredited school.  If she's still in high school, though, you might want to contact individual colleges she would like to apply to and ask.  Most colleges have a policy for determing whether home-schooled students are ready for admission, and they may ask your daughter to take the same proficiency tests that the home-schooled students must take.

In general, being home-schooled (or acquiring their education in some other way) won't be held against a college applicant, as long as they show excellence in other areas (test scores, essays, etc).  Their extracurriculars and test scores will be inspected more closely, though, since grades can't be used as a measure.

24 Jun, 2021 07:48 PM

Not necessarily.  My son attended a private school that was not state accredited.  He could have attended any college of his choosing.  The private school was so much better than the public schooling at the time. 

His prerequisite to get into the college would have been their test, so as long as he could have passed, he would have been accepted.

24 Jun, 2021 07:49 PM

It depends on your state. In Indiana, if you want to get into IU, you have to get a GED if your school was unaccredited.  Many colleges welcome both homeschooled and private school children if they have a GED, but it depends on admissions.  Just because a student attends public school, it does not mean their education is superior. Most look at the application of the child itself, test scores of standard entrance exams like ACT and SAT, and the overall student.  The best advice I can give you is contact a few colleges you might be interested in.  The admissions process is often more detailed than a simple look at school grades. I do know that if your child does not have the skills for college, most have special programs that help a student prepare for entry level.  I recommend that instead of jumping into the public school system, you weigh the facts not just ask the advice of people who are, for the most part, guessing. Just so you know, unaccredited does NOT mean the school is inferior. It simply means it is not recognized by the public school system. You might want to research Homeschooled students in college for information on how incorrect some of these posts on this forum are. Public school is often inferior actually. It depends on how irresponsible the system is. Of course, many public schools are excellent.