Filed under General University Policies

Providing the University with acceptable proof of high school completion or receipt of a GED is the student’s responsibility. Validating documents can be an official high school transcript or diploma, verification of state GED, or DD214 indicating high school completion or equivalent.

The student must self-certify high school completion by providing the school’s name, city, state, and year of graduation, on the enrollment agreement. ABTU will require validation of every student file when there is reason to believe that the self-certification is not valid or the issuing entity may not be an appropriate secondary school. In addition, the ABTU Student Information System provides the opportunity for the Registrar’s office to record various sources of high school completion information (Self-Certification, Official HS Diploma, GED, DD-214, FAFSA/ISIR). Any conflicting information must be addressed and resolved.

Students who are selected for Official Transcript Verification, must provide official verification directly from the issuing institution or state agency that indicates the student has completed the requirements necessary to earn an appropriately accredited High School Diploma , GED or equivalent, within 2 modules (84 days) of the start date. Failure to provide official verification will result in dismissal.

For transcript questions, requests, and assistance, please contact the Registrar’s office or e-mail


Policy updated to include newest hyperlinks on 10/14/2019 by Ramsey Atieh.
Policy revised on 1/9/2015 to allow for self certification of HS completion or equivalent, per DEAC policy.
Policy revised on 4/24/2015: added 3rd paragraph, and revised GED statements to include equivalency.
Updated 5/29/2014: Removed the following phrase: “; however, there will be a $30.00 non-refundable processing fee in addition to any fees incurred by the issuing agency”. ABTU will no longer assess a fee for assistance in retrieving a transcript.
Policy revised on 10/1/2013

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