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Homeschool to College

Two-year college

Also called community college. Homeschoolers are accepted at all community colleges nationwide. The process for homeschoolers to apply to a community college for matriculation in a degree or certificate program are almost always the same as for conventionally schooled students. Generally speaking the application requires a transcript (a simple listing of courses completed will suffice), SAT/ACT scores or placement test results, along with the completed application form.

Homeschoolers are eligible for the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant program. However, homeschoolers are not eligible for the NJ Stars program (a scholarship program for New Jersey residents, who graduate in the top 15 percent of their high school class, that covers the cost of tuition at New Jersey's 19 community colleges), and are therefore not eligible for the NJ Stars II program, which offers tuition assistance toward a bachelor's degree for NJ Stars recipients.

Although most two-year colleges are non-residential, some do offer housing. Here's a list by state. You can also search using college navigator (select 2 year college, and housing offered)



Four-year college

The path from homeschooling high school to admission to a four-year college is well-worn. Most colleges and universities have established procedures to guide non-traditional students (this includes homeschoolers) in applying to their institution, and the process for many colleges and universities is not much different than for public and private high school students. Once you have picked out one or more colleges that you are interested in, a good first step is to contact the admissions offices at each college to find out their requirements and procedure for homeschoolers. PLC staff are available to help any member who is interested to apply directly to a four-year college with the details and documentation necessary to apply as a homeschooler.

College Search Sites



Various web resources

PLC's guide: College Without High School

List of colleges that do not give letter grades

List of colleges still accepting applications for admission in the fall (check back as new colleges are added on a rolling basis)

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