Homeschool Student Admissions

Homeschool Student Admissions

Steps of Admissions

As a homeschool student, you will follow the 4 A's of Admissions like all other students, however there may be some differences in the documents we will require for admission. Read on to learn more!

Academic Records & Transcripts


We understand that transcripts from homeschoolers may vary widely from one family to another. However, all transcripts must meet certain university standards to facilitate an admission decision and academic placement should the applicant be admitted.

  • Homeschool records must indicate the courses completed; the credits, units, or hours associated with each course; and a letter or numerical grade indicating the student's level of performance in that subject area for that year.
  • Courses or subjects reflected on the transcript should be organized by grade level (9 through 12) and date.
  • To be considered "final," transcripts must include a "graduation date," "homeschool addendum," and a signature from the school administrator (usually a parent).
  • The "homeschool addendum" is an acknowledgement by the school administrator that the student has completed the equivalent of a high school education AND it abides by state standards.
  • Homeschool students must also take the ACT, SAT, or CLT college entrance exams.
  • If the applicant has finished his or her coursework in a non-homeschool setting, official transcripts or an official copy of the General Educational Development (GED) test scores will be required.
  • The high school transcript and GED requirement will be waived if the student has earned an associate's degree.

View a sample transcript. While this format may not be compatible with certain homeschool educational philosophies or modes of instruction, the more closely homeschool records resemble a standard transcript, the more easily an admission file can be evaluated and the more likely you can be evaluated for our academic scholarships.

Suggested Course Completion

Although the university does not require specific high school courses for admission, successful applicants usually have completed:

  • At least 4 years of English
  • 2 years of college preparatory mathematics
  • 2 years of laboratory science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of foreign language
  • At least 4 units of elective credits in subjects such as art, music, or drama

Homeschool Addendum

You are not required to submit the homeschool addendum until graduation. For acceptance, we simply need the transcripts from 9th-11th grade. Upon graduation, you will need to submit the following:

  • Verification that you have completed a secondary school education. This requirement may be satisfied by a signed statement from the parent or guardian, a home education diploma, or a graduation date posted on the home education records.
  • Verification that the home education was carried out in compliance with applicable commonwealth or state laws. The form of this documentation will vary depending on the state statutes governing home education. The documentation may be a letter from the local school board or public school superintendent, a letter from an umbrella school, or a signed affidavit from the parent or guardian.

Other Documentation

If the Admission Committee determines that additional information is needed in order to make a determination on your status, you may be required to submit letters of recommendation or other relevant documentation.



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