I've been putting college off for a long time (I'm 25 now). I had always planned on going, but I'm only just now finding my direction and getting my life together. I think I finally see my way through. I've got a lot of questions, and up to now I've had no clue where to ask.
I was home schooled K-12. I graduated and have a physical diploma, framed and on my wall, but no transcripts. The home school covering we used was hit by a tornado in 2012 shortly after I graduated and their records were destroyed. There is proof I completed the material, but it's all controlled by my mom who has never redone the paperwork for it or assembled it into anything legible.
I've been told that I can't go to college or be approved for a grant or funding without my transcripts. Is that true?
I would hate to have to go through the process for a GED after I earned that diploma fair and square, but if that's the only way forward I'll take it. Can you offer any advice for how I can apply to colleges?