Home Schooled and GED Students

Home schooled and GED students must still meet entering freshmen requirements, though the criteria for meeting those requirements have been adapted to fit the distinctive high school experience.

Home Schooled Students

The eligibility of home schooled students follows one of two pathways:

Test scores only

  • Home school students who meet the minimum NAIA home school ACT or SAT test score are considered to have met the freshman eligibility requirement.  How to send test scores.
  • 20 on the ACT** or
  • 950 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math), if taken before March 2016 
    1030 on the SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math), if taken in March 2016 or after.*

*Students who earn below the required 1030 and at or above the previous 950 minimum on exams taken March 2016 and beyond who will compete in the 2016-17 academic year can meet an exception to the 1030 SAT minimum. 
** Students who earn below the required 20 and at or above an 18 on exams taken March 2016 and beyond who will compete in the 2016-17 academic year can meet an exception to the 20 ACT minimum.

  • A final home school transcript must be sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center, but GPA is not used to determine eligibility.
  • Class rank is not applicable.

OR

Request Committee Review

  • Students achieving a minimum test score of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT for tests taken prior to March 2016 and 940 for test taken March 2016 and beyond will be reviewed on the individual's unique academic history. (Sending test scores)
  • An NAIA school may request an exceptional ruling. The student will go to the Home School Advisory Committee and NAIA National Eligibility Committee for review and a determination.
  • Students will still need to submit transcripts and test scores to the NAIA Eligibility Center before the student can be reviewed by the NEC.

GED Students

Since class rank is not applicable, GED students must meet the other 2 entering freshmen requirements:

  • Minimum test scores of 18** on the ACT or 860 on the SAT for tests taken prior to March 2016 and 940* for tests taken March 2016 and beyond must be submitted to the NAIA Eligibility Center. (Sending test scores)

*Students who scored between 860 and 930 on the March 2016 or later SAT test will be granted an automatic SAT test score minimum exception to compete during the 2016-17 academic year. The NAIA Eligibility Center will automatically apply this SAT test score minimum exception in the eligibility determination process if applicable. Learn more about this change.
** Students who scored between 16 and 17 on the March 2016 or later ACT test will be granted an automatic ACT test score minimum exception to compete during the 2016-17 academic year. The NAIA Eligibility Center will automatically apply this ACT test score minimum exception in the eligibility determination process.

 

  • GED students are recognized as having met the high school GPA requirement upon successful completion of a GED. The official GED records must be sent to the NAIA Eligibility Center.

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