Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by dataReader, Jan 19, 2004.
I can see already that asking for legitimate help here was a mistake.....
It wasn't a mistake to ask for legitimate help here, it's just some answers you were getting. Kizmet is right when she wanted you to see if there were other alumni/instructors, you can also search for administrators for that school.
Now, which state are you in? How young are you? Most, if not all states have a homeschool program, it sounded as if you attended these type of blended/distance/distributed programs. It won't really matter as long as you have a state approval for your homeschool program, you can finish High School in a short time!
My question to you is, which college are you trying to get into? What's your budget - meaning - How much do you get and how much are you spending? How many kids btw and do you have a spouse to help take care of them? There are single parents and it's hard to go to school and work at the same time, getting as much help from family/spouse would be best.
Depending on your answers, I already have a plan of action to get you the High School and College diploma for cheap/easy/fast - the value is it'll be from Regionally Accredited institutions with an early college program, even if you're adult. Essentially it's just an Associates Degree from any 2 or 4 year college, but you get a High School diploma or GED in the process.
It is important to figure out what information propels you to your goal and what information is noise getting in the way. Dr. Levicoff often gives accurate information in a way that is abrasive and ill-received, especially by those that are new.
Depending on if you have talked to the “right people” in your state, and they have no record of the school, I am concerned that the school was not accredited and/or not approved for operation. If so, searching for the records isn’t worth your time and your time is better spent pursuing something like Asian Stew mentioned.
Your situation is rather unique and you've not been especially thorough in describing the problem. Let's face it, having one teacher who kept no records anywhere is unusual. I actually think you've gotten some good advice. Let's review
1. Apply to college without transcripts, explaining the problem. If you were 18 they might balk but at your age they're more likely to simply admit you. Maybe they'd ask you to take a remedial course or two, just to be safe.
2. Get your GED. You could probably pass with minimal study time.
3. Save up the money and pay the 20-30 dollar fee. If you absolutely can't do that then you're really in trouble because even if you get a grant to go to school it doesn't cover all expenses.
4. Realize that there might not be a nice neat solution and you may have to do something(s) that you really don't want to do in order to solve the problem.
5. Start a GoFundMe page.
I'm already enrolled in college, I have my high school diploma I just can't locate a copy of it. I'll figure something out, if not I'll withdraw from my classes and put off getting my degree longer than I already have.
Talk with admissions officials. Everything is negotiable.
If you have to have proof of a high school diploma to get some aid program, then consider the GED route, if it will suffice. If not, consider an accredited online school that will let you finish at your own pace and blow through it.
1. It shouldn't matter.
2. If it does, GED it.
3. If the GED won't do, see what an online high school can do.
4. Consider negotiating with your local high school.
5. Change schools and/or situations as necessary to keep your end goal in view.
I laugh at you again, David. Because it's fun. And if you can't handle that, you shouldn't be on the Internet. And if you're not on the Internet, you will never graduate college. And you will be doomed to failure. And I will laugh at that, too.
But seriously, I don't see the issue. If you are already in college, you should not need to produce a high school diploma. Again, if you were 17, perhaps - but not at the age of 36. You are way beyond that point, and even if you had not graduated high school you could still earn a college degree. Son, it's time you start learning how the system works - there is a lot of which you can take advantage, but you need to know how.
Moreover, since you're already enrolled, at the very least you have a conditional admission. Any college that would let you get that far will evaluate you on the grades you receive in your current courses. If you do well at them, your conditional admission will become a full admission. If your college does not operate that way, then you're in the wrong college.
Got it? If you're a teenager, high school graduation matters. But in your mid-30's if you want to earn a college degree, as Bill Murray ceremoniously exclaimed in Meatballs, "It just doesn't matter! It just doesn't matter..."
Now re-read this entire thread and start taking in some of the solid advice you've been given by several people (including me, if you can get past my warped sense of humor). Forget the fact that you were a juvenile delinquent and start treating yourself like the adult I know you are and not the failure and defeatist you sound like you want to become. (And most of all, stop taking me so seriously.) I shall now laugh at you again.
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