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Admissions Requirements for Homeschooled Students

Penn State has a history of admitting academically talented students from homeschooled programs. With our multi-campus system and extensive program opportunities, Penn State provides many ways to access quality higher education.

Homeschooled students represent a large number of students in our immediate area and are very important to Penn State York. There are several types of programs students can be part of to complete their high school requirements. Homeschooled students are admitted through the same enrollment process as all other students.

Homeschooled students are welcome into the Dual Enrollment program with the same requirements as traditional high school students. Please check the information provided about the Dual Enrollment program for high school juniors. It is an exciting program with many benefits.

Admission decisions for all applicants (homeschooled or traditional) are based primarily on the following requirements:

  • Academic course work prerequisites
  • Level of achievement (grade point average)
  • Standardized tests (SAT I or ACT).

It is helpful if homeschooled applicants provide us with complete documentation showing the courses studied and all the evaluations presented from a homeschool evaluator or supervisor assigned to the student in cooperation with the local school district or an evaluator who is approved through the program.


*Some home schooled students provide us with the Graduate Equivalency Diploma(GED), but it is not necessary to provide completion of graduation when applying. We request verification of graduation from high school prior to enrollment at Penn State York.