HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS ADMISSION
Point University welcomes students who have completed home school. Point maintains the same admission requirements for all applicants. In order for your application to go before the committee, the following items are required:
- Complete the application for admission online.
- Send an official high school transcript, or its equivalent, to Point. If you are still in high school, submit a transcript with your grades and credits thus far.
- Send an official transcript to Point from every previously attended college, post-secondary school, or credit-by-examination testing (e.g., CLEP or AP).
- Take the SAT-I and/or the ACT and request that an official report be sent to Point (Point’s code for the SAT-I is 5029; for the ACT, the code is 0785).
- Students must submit one of the following: The Spiritual Reference Form (En Español) filled out by a non-family member in a position of spiritual leadership OR a personal spiritual reference form completed by the student.
Once the admission committee has reviewed the applicant’s file, a student who has been home schooled may be asked to submit as many of the followig as are neccessary to establish edequate academic ability.
- Additional test scores on the SAT-I or ACT;
- Academic records for home schooling (e.g., subjects studied and grades received);
- A certificate of completion or diploma from a recognized home-schooling agency or a state department of education;
- A General Educational Development (GED) certificate, including the standard score for each of the five tests in the battery; and/or
- Other standardized or objective third-party assessments.
Does Point University accept students who have been home schooled and do not have a state-certified diploma or GED?
Yes. Point welcomes home-schooled students who have completed the standard requirements for high school graduation.
What is the suggested high school curriculum for home-schooled students?
Point accepts both prepackaged and self-designed curriculum. We only require that students submit an official transcript showing that they meet the standard state graduation requirements. The requirements for all applicants are as follows:
- English: 4 units
- Mathematics: 3 or 4 units
- Science: 3 or 4 units
- Social Studies: 3 or 4 units
- Foreign Language: 2 or 3 units of the same language
What are the standardized test requirements for home-schooled students?
The requirements for home-schooled students are the same as those for all applicants. Every student must take either the SAT I or the ACT. We do not require the writing section on either test. Keep in mind that because home-school curricula vary, we place a higher emphasis on standardized test scores in the admission process for home-schooled students.
What should my transcript look like?
Point requires a comprehensive transcript that details the coursework completed up to the point you submit an application. The transcript should indicate a brief summary of and grades for all courses completed for grades nine (9) through twelve (12). Transcripts should include:
- Grading Scale
- Course Titles
- Course Final Grades (Letter or Numeric)
- Years of Study
- Credits Completed (including any joint-enrollment credits)
- Graduation Date
As a service to any home-schooled student who may be interested in Point, we have created an easy-to-use transcript worksheet that can simply be filled with the appropriate information and will calculate your GPA, saving you time and frustration. We have created this tool for your convenience, so feel free to use and adapt it to fit your individual home-schooling needs.
Are home-schooled students eligible for the HOPE Scholarship?
As of fall 2008, home-schooled students who score in the 85th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT are eligible for the HOPE Scholarship immediately upon high school graduation. Students who do not score in that percentile are not eligible for HOPE immediately upon high school graduation; however they may become eligible after attempting 30, 60, or 90 college semester hours if they have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Many home schooled students choose to have their diploma granted by an accredited organization, such as Veritas Classical Schools or The Campus. One benefit of having an accredited high school diploma is the opportunity to be eligible for HOPE immediately upon graduation, without the test score percentile requirement. The Georgia Student Finance Commission recognizes the following accrediting agencies:
Southern Association of Independent Colleges
Georgia Private School Accreditation Council
Association of Christian Schools International
Georgia Association of Christian Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Georgia Accrediting Commission
DUAL CREDIT ENROLLMENT FOR HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS
Many home-schooled students choose to get a head start on their college education with Point University’s dual credit enrollment program.
Our program provides academically outstanding students with the opportunity to take Point courses while finishing high school. It’s a great way to enrich the high school experience – completing your high school diploma while earning credits towards your college degree.
Recommended academic guidelines for entry to the dual credit enrollment program include:
- High school GPA of 3.0
- Recommended SAT 970 (or ACT 20) (Optional for some juniors and seniors)
- Completed dual credit enrollment form, as well as regular application for admission; AND
- The Spiritual Reference Form filled out by a non-family member in a position of spiritual leadership OR a personal spiritual reference form completed by the student.