HOPE Scholarship

HOPE Scholarships, Colleges and Transfers To Other Schools

College admission of graduates of accredited centers for independent study should present no problem. Graduates of the accredited centers have been approved by the Chancellor’s Office of the University System of Georgia for admission into units of the system. Most private colleges of Georgia are glad to make their admissions decisions with the assurance that centers have gone through professional evaluation and professional recognition of the Accrediting Commission for Independent Study.

Georgia Accrediting Commission allows their accredited schools to accept transfer students from other schools and from home schools on the basis of examinations or on satisfactory performance. The examinations and tests administered by the accredited centers for independent study can be most beneficial to schools that receive certified transcripts from the accredited centers.

“Effective with your receipt of this letter, the University System of Georgia will formally recognize the ACIS as one of the accrediting agencies whose decisions we will honor”. James L. Muyskens, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. 8 February 1999.

“I believe that your accrediting agency is—essential for the rapidly growing home school program—. I fully support your efforts and want to assist in any way possible”. David R” Smith, President, Brewton-Parker College, 11 March 1999.

For more information about the HOPE Scholarship, visit their website at http://hope-scholarship.net/.

Effective July 1, 2001, graduates of accredited centers are eligible for Georgia HOPE Scholarships. Accredited centers must register with the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) and follow all guidelines and procedures.

Accredited centers may contact the GSFC via the following ways:

Phone: 1-800-546-HOPE

Web: http://www.gsfc.org/gsfcnew/index.cfm

Mail:  Georgia Student Finance Commission, The HOPE Scholarship Program, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 100, Tucker, GA 30084



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