Our Homeschool Student College Admission Process
Are you excited to transition from being a homeschool student to a residential college student? We want to make this transition as smooth as possible for you.
Below you will find information about Liberty University’s admission requirements, including unique aspects of our homeschool college admission process.
Before reviewing Liberty University’s requirements for admission, check out these additional resources to find out what all Liberty has to offer:
Every year, Liberty welcomes homeschoolers from around the world into its student body. Our college requirements for homeschoolers are the same as those for students attending public or private school. You’ll just need to follow some unique guidelines for submitting transcripts and other documentation.
As a regionally accredited university, Liberty is committed to offering a world-class education — and to helping students of all backgrounds thrive in college and beyond. If you’re looking to make the transition from homeschool to Liberty University, we can help you through the process. From scholarships to dual enrollment, we offer homeschoolers the same great opportunities and college experience as the rest of our students.
We are excited to have you join the Liberty family. Apply today and train to become a Champion for Christ in your workplace, your community, and the world.
When applying as a homeschooler, you’ll follow the same admission steps as students attending traditional high school. Additionally, Liberty has specific requirements for the documentation you need to submit as a homeschool student.
If you have any questions after reviewing the steps below, please contact an admissions counselor at (800) 543-5317 for more information about Liberty’s college admissions for homeschool students.
Liberty’s Homeschool Student Admission Requirements
We understand that transcripts from a homeschool curriculum 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.
You can use our sample transcript as a guide for submitting your homeschool transcripts. That way, we’ll be able to more easily review your file and make faster admission and scholarship decisions.
- Homeschool records must indicate the following:
- All courses completed
- The number of credits, units, or hours associated with each course
- A letter or numerical grade indicating the student’s level of performance in each subject area for that year
- Courses or subjects listed on the transcript should be organized by date and grade level (9 through 12)
- To be considered “final,” transcripts must include the following:
- A graduation date
- The homeschool addendum, which is an acknowledgment by the school administrator that the student has completed the equivalent of a high school education AND that this education abides by state standards (see below for more details)
- A signature from the school administrator (usually a parent)
- Preliminary (9th-11th grade) transcripts can be used for an admission decision and do not require the graduation date or homeschool addendum
- Homeschool students must take and submit results for the ACT, SAT, or CLT college entrance exams
- Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2023 applicants.
- If the General Educational Development (GED) exam has been completed in lieu of high school graduation, official GED test scores will be required
- The high school transcript and GED requirement will be waived if the student has earned an associate degree
Suggested Course Completion
Although we do not require specific high school courses for admission, we recommend completing the following courses to prepare for college success:
- 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
You are not required to submit the homeschool addendum until graduation. For acceptance, we simply need your transcripts from grades 9-11. Upon graduation from high school, you will need to submit the following:
- Final homeschool transcript from grades 9-12 that includes the following information:
- Name of the school/homeschool
- School/homeschool contact information
- Student’s name and date of birth
- Courses taken each term, including grades earned and credits awarded
- Graduation date
- Signed statement by your parent or guardian verifying that you completed the equivalent to a standard secondary education that abides by state standards
*If you complete your high school education through an umbrella homeschool program such as Abeka, the addendum and signature are not required for the final homeschool transcript when sent directly from the umbrella school.
If Liberty’s admissions committee determines that additional information is needed in order to make an admission decision, you may be required to submit letters of recommendation or other relevant documentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can homeschool students apply for financial aid?
Yes! As a homeschool student, you can qualify for the same grants, loans, work-study funding, and institutional scholarships as public and private school students. Check out our financial aid page for more information about financing your degree.
Does Liberty University have a GPA requirement for homeschoolers?
Liberty does not have a minimum GPA requirement for admission. However, our accepted students usually have a high school GPA of 3.15-3.83. We encourage you to aim for a GPA within this range to increase your chances of being admitted.
What are Liberty University’s SAT requirements for homeschoolers?
All applicants must submit recent CLT, SAT, or ACT scores. This applies to homeschoolers as well as those attending traditional high school. Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid. For more information, please visit our admission requirements page.
Can homeschool students take dual enrollment classes at Liberty?
Yes! If you haven’t earned a high school diploma or GED yet, you can take early or dual enrollment courses at Liberty. For additional details, please visit our special student page.
Does Liberty offer scholarships to homeschoolers?
Liberty offers a wide range of institutional scholarships, both need-based and merit-based — and these scholarships are available to all students, including homeschoolers!
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