Homeschool Equal Access Bill (S.5131-A-Robach/A.8969-Woerner)

Bill S.5131-A-Robach/A.8969-Woerner, the Equal Access Bill, would require fair practices by colleges and universities in regard to the admission of homeschooled high school graduates and graduates of non-public schools. The bill provides that notarized transcripts showing that a homeschooled student or a non-public school student has completed a high school education shall be accepted by colleges and universities, that such students shall be “admitted on an equal basis with all other applicants, regardless of educational background,” and that such students may not be required to obtain a general education development [GED] certificate or an accredited diploma to be admitted to colleges and universities.