GED/CHSPE and applying to a CA Community College


I have a question regarding the GED/CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Exam). Does a student have to have a GED/CHSPE to apply to Community College? If not, is there any potential ramifications? Does it affect their Financial Aid options? I ask because I work at a continuation High School and a number of students who may not graduate with their HS diploma, have asked if it will affect them if they apply


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    Hi @moraa,

    To my knowledge, a student does not have to have a GED or CHSPE to apply to a community college. However, it will affect their financial aid because, in order to be eligible for financial aid, students must have completed high school or an acceptable equivalent.