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Does my student have to have a Core 40 diploma to get into college? Will a Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma improve chances of being admitted or of getting a scholarship?

Core 40 is the “minimum” college entrance diploma for all four-year public universities in Indiana. Core 40 is not required for two-year and/or certificate programs. Some, like Indiana University Bloomington and Purdue University West Lafayette, have admissions requirements beyond Core 40, so students interested in those universities should push themselves to complete a Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma or Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma. Asking individual colleges about their standards/expectations is a good step.

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