If You Were Home Schooled ...

The NAIA has worked with the Home School Legal Defense League to find appropriate standards that will ensure home schooled students still meet entering freshmen requirements, while recognizing the criteria for meeting those requirements must be adapted to fit the distinctive high school experience.

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

Automatic Academic Eligibility Qualifications

  • 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 Individual Review

  • Students who do not meet the automatic academic eligibility qualifications, but who complete a home schooling program in accordance with their state's laws may request a home school review from the NAIA Home School Committee.
     
  • Students will still need to submit transcripts and test scores to the NAIA Eligibility Center. How to send test scores.

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