Home-schooled high school graduates add unique perspectives, innovative thinking and a sense of independence to the UAF mix. And UAF can help current home-schoolers get even more out of their education. Here’s how:
Home-schooled students may be admitted to an associate or certificate program if the student is at least 18 years old, holds a GED, and graduated from a state-sponsored correspondence program with a high school diploma, or with the approval of the director of Admissions.
Home-schooled students who have gone through a state-recognized program and have a valid high school diploma may be admitted to a certificate, associate or baccalaureate program according to the UAF admission standards.
Home-schooled students who have not gone through a state-recognized program may be admitted to a certificate, associate, or baccalaureate program according to the criteria listed below.
- For admission to certificate and associate programs, official documentation must show that the applicant:
- is at least 18 years old or has a General Educational Development (GED) diploma (test scores should also be submitted)
- received passing scores on the ACCUPLACER test
- Admission to a baccalaureate degree program is determined through an individual review by the director of Admissions (or designee).
- Applicants must submit scores from either the SAT or ACT before an admission review.
- Other supporting documents, such as letters of recommendation, may be requested.
- In some cases, your files will be shared with department chairs or faculty for further review.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to a baccalaureate degree program may be admitted to pre-major status. Students will be changed to major status when their admissions file is complete, they are in good standing and they have completed 14 credits at the 100 level or above with a C (2.0) average or higher. Nine credits must satisfy baccalaureate core requirements.
It is especially critical that home-schooled applicants request admission to a baccalaureate program if they anticipate receiving scholarships that require enrollment in a four-year degree program.
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