Admission Policy for Homeschooled Students

Op5.01-6 Admission Policy for Homeschooled Students

Missouri State University welcomes and encourages the enrollment of qualified homeschooled students. We recognize the commitment that homeschooled students and their families make in completing their high school education. Missouri State University counts many graduates of home school programs among its current students and alumni.

Homeschooled students are evaluated for admission under the freshman admission policy as are other students and thus must meet both the core curriculum requirement and selection index requirement.

Homeschooled students are expected to provide detailed transcripts similar to those provided for traditionally-schooled students. The transcript must include the name of each class, the semester in which it was taken, the amount of credit it is worth, and the grade received. It should also include a cumulative grade point average. Transcripts sent prior to graduation must also include in-progress courses. A cumulative GPA must also be provided.  The final transcript must show a graduation date. The University may request additional information or documentation to supplement the transcript.

Students who chose to obtain a high school equivalency diploma, for example by taking the High School Equivalency Test (HISET), may qualify for admission under our admission policy for students with a high school equivalency diploma. This is not a requirement of homeschooled students seeking admission.

In all other respects, policies that apply to graduates of traditional high schools also apply to homeschooled students, including the option of seeking admission through our freshman admission alternatives policy.