Schools or courses that “normally require” a high school diploma or equivalency to enroll are institutions of higher education. This requirement excludes high school students or students enrolled in high school equivalency courses.
A student must either
- have a high school diploma or equivalency certification or
- pass a special entrance test to enroll.
These requirements must be enrollment not graduation requirements. When a student may enroll but must acquire a high school diploma or equivalency certification before graduation, the student is not attending an institution of higher education.