Sunday, April 22, 2012

College Admission Requirements for Home Educated Applicants

Over the past several months, I have been speaking to rooms full of parents (some larger than others) considering the home education journey for their middle and high school children. Most often, we talk about specifics and how-tos. At some point during the Q&A portion, I am usually asked, "What about college admission?" 

Generally colleges welcome home educated students, but it is always wise to check on the admission requirements of particular schools of interest. Don't assume. Contact admissions counselors. Some universities have one counselor designated for home educated students. Finding out valuable information early enables parents and young adults to plan well for the high school chapter of a student's life. 

Finding the specific requirements for home educated students on a college site can take time. In an effort to help parents, I have created this blog with links, hoping it might save someone, somewhere, time. I will add to the list as I am able, so check back.

Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

http://www.agnesscott.edu/admission/undergraduate/high-school-students/how-to-apply.html

Amherst College, Amherst, MA
https://www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/firstyear/homeschooled_stud

Arizona State, Phoenix Area
https://students.asu.edu/homeschool

Auburn, Auburn, AL
http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/faqs/admissions.html#homeschooled (Scroll to the bottom)
http://www.auburn.edu/admissions/apply/requirements.html

Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA
http://www.bbc.edu/college/future_students/admissions_homeschooled.asp

Bellhaven University, Jackson, MS
http://www.belhaven.edu/admission/home_school.htm

Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC
http://www.belmontabbeycollege.edu/admissions/application-process/home-school-students.aspx

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
https://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/apply/testing-policy.shtml
https://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/apply/home-school-applicants.shtml

Bradley University, Peoria, IL
http://www.bradley.edu/dotAsset/117865.pdf
http://www.bradley.edu/admissions/documents/homeSchoolSupplement.pdf

Bryan College, Dayton, TN
http://www.bryan.edu/prospectivehomeschool.html

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
http://www.bucknell.edu/x17346.xml

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
http://admissions.caltech.edu/applying/homeschooled

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
https://www.cedarville.edu/Admissions/Admission-Guidelines/Home-Schooled-Students.aspx

Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC
http://www.csuniv.edu/admissions/homeschool/index.html

Clearwater Christian College, Clearwater, FL
http://www.clearwater.edu/admissions/undergrad/homeschoolnextsteps.asp

Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA
http://www.covenant.edu/admissions/undergrad/home-schooled

Emory, Atlanta, GA
http://apply.emory.edu/apply/requirements.php
http://www.emory.edu/admission/admission/first_year_application/home_schooled_applicants.html

Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/financial-aid/applying-for-aid/supplemental-forms/2013-2014/2014%20FV4CV4.pdf

Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL
http://www.fgcu.edu/Admissions/Prospective/homeschooled.html

Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
http://www.fit.edu/ugrad/freshman/

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

http://admissions.fsu.edu/freshman/counselors/admissions.cfm
http://registrar.fsu.edu/bulletin/undergrad/info/admissions.htm

Furman, Greenville, SC 
http://www2.furman.edu/admission/EngageFurman/apply/Pages/FirstYearApplicants.aspx
http://www.furman.edu/admission/EngageFurman/Freshman-Applicants/Pages/application-instructions.aspx

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
http://admissions.gmu.edu/freshmen/homeSchoolInfo.asp

Grove City College, Grove City, PA 
http://www.gcc.edu/Homeschool.php

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
http://admit.indiana.edu/apply/freshmen/standards/homeschooled.shtml

John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
http://apply.jhu.edu/apply/faq_all.html (see Other Questions)

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/apply/

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
http://www.liberty.edu/undergrad/index.cfm?PID=16427

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
http://mitadmissions.org/apply/prepare/homeschool

Mercer University, Macon, GA
http://gomercer.com/admissions/freshman-admissions.aspx

Messiah College, Grantham, PA
http://www.messiah.edu/admissions/homeschool_students/

Oberlin College and Conservatory, Oberlin, OH
http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/admissions/first-year-applicant/homeschooled.dot

Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA
http://www.oglethorpe.edu/Admission/undergraduate/home_school.asp

Ohio University, Athens, OH
http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/upload/Homeschool-Guidelines.pdf

Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA 
http://www.phc.edu/Application_Requirements.php

Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL
http://www.pcci.edu/Academics/AdmissionsRequirements.html

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
http://www.princeton.edu/admission/applyingforadmission/tips_for_home_schooled/

Rice, Houston, TX
http://futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/Home-Schoolers.asp

Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
http://www.rollins.edu/admission/admissioninfo/requirements-deadlines.html

St. John's College, Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM
http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/admissions/requirements.shtml

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
http://admission.stanford.edu/application/freshman/home_school.html

Stetson University, Deland, FL
http://www.stetson.edu/administration/admissions/first-year-applicants/application-instructions.php

Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
http://www.smu.edu/Admission/Apply/FirstYear/HomeSchool

Taylor University, Upland, IN
http://www.taylor.edu/admissions/undergraduate/application-process/homeschool-students.shtml

Texas Christian Universtiy, Fort Worth, TX
http://www.admissions.tcu.edu/freshman_admission.asp (home educated students ask to contact home education admission counselor at the university)

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
http://www.wm.edu/admission/undergraduateadmission/applicationprocess/freshmanapplicants/homeschooledapplicants/index.php

Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA
http://www.tlc.edu/admissions/first_year_apply.html

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
http://admission.tulane.edu/apply/now/homeschool.php

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
 http://www.academyadmissions.com/img/assets/PDF/homeschool_pamphlet.pdf
http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/advice-to-applicants/home-schoolers/

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
http://www.usna.edu/admissions/faq.htm#homeschool

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
http://catalogs.ua.edu/catalog10/500400.html

University of Dallas, Irving, TX
http://www.udallas.edu/futurestudents/admiss/homeschool_1

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
http://admissions.illinois.edu/faq/home_school.html

University of Evansville, Evansville, IL
http://www.evansville.edu/guidelines/homeschooled.cfm

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/ugrad/frqualify.html

University of Georgia, Athens, GA
https://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/home-educated-or-non-accredited-high-school.html

University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
http://admissions.illinois.edu/faq/home_school.html

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
http://admissions.unh.edu/apply/home-school/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
http://testwww.admissions.unc.edu/Apply/First_Year_Students/Requirements.html
http://testwww.admissions.unc.edu/ask_carolina.html?query=home+schooled+applicants&x=0&y=0

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
http://www.unf.edu/president/policies_regulations/02-AcademicAffairs/EnrollmentServices/2_0381R.aspx

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
http://admissions.nd.edu/admission-and-application/prospective-first-year-students/application-faq/#home (scroll to the bottom)
http://admissions.nd.edu/admission-and-application/prospective-first-year-students/evaluation-criteria/

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
http://admissions.richmond.edu/process/homeschool.html

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
http://usfweb2.usf.edu/Admissions/Freshmen/other-academic-factors.aspx

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/prospective/homeschool.php

Washington State University, Pullman, WA
http://admission.wsu.edu/requirements/home.html

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 
http://www.wheaton.edu/Admissions-and-Aid/Undergrad/Prospective-Students/Homeschooled

8 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! We are still several years away from needing a list like this, but I am a planner, and this is already a question I have. I am most pleased to see the variety of institutions you have listed. Great job and thank you!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! You are a planner, that is wonderful. What I find interesting is the ease with which home educated students can apply. The welcome mat is definitely out for us! I add as I can.
      Glad it was helpful.

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    1. Susan, I am sure they are. Just haven't had to find them. Will take a look and add as I can. You can research by going to the school's website and searching for home education admission requirements. If you find something that will help others, let me know. I am all about building community, including across the states.

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    2. Susan, I am sure they are. Just haven't had to find them. Will take a look and add as I can. You can research by going to the school's website and searching for home education admission requirements. If you find something that will help others, let me know. I am all about building community, including across the states.

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  3. We may be navigating our way through admission to the Military Academies soon. I will hopefully have some insight to add on this. So far, I know they encourage dual-enrollment since a letter of recommendation needs to be written from the student's Math and English teachers, and from their Guidance Counselor--of which a homeschooling mom is typically "all three" of those roles.

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  4. Though I have not have a student apply, I did listen to an admissions counselor from the Air Force Academy. They want the student to contact them early, 8th and 9th grade. In addition to academics they like athletic involvement and community service. When my student applied for a highly selective school we used a recommendation from an online teacher he had as well as a teacher (who actually was a home educating mom who taught English in public school pre-homeschooling)who taught a writing class through a co-op.

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