We understand that for many home school students there is not as clear a distinction between academic and nonacademic activities as there might be for students in a traditional high school. The more you can document for us and describe what you have done during your high school years, academically and otherwise, the better.
Although we require some additional items, all home-school students are reviewed in the same manner as other applicants. These items should be mailed directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
To be considered for admission, you must submit the following:
Transcript outlining the level of coursework completed and grades received
Official SAT or ACT score report (College Code: 2537)
Two letters of recommendation (at least one of these needs to be academically related)
Proof of high school graduation
To verify high school graduation, one of the following is required for validation:
- Official GED score report/diploma with a minimum combined score of 3,000 (no less than 500 earned for each section)
- A letter from the superintendent of the applicant's public school district confirming the applicant has met all the necessary coursework to graduate
- A minimum of 24 credits completed at a community college through a high school equivalency program
- Completion of the following five specific New York State Regents examinations for the purpose of meeting the preliminary education requirement for earning a college degree (see section 100-10 of Commissioner's regulations):
- English (comprehensive exam),
- United States history and government,
- Science, and
- Global history and geography.
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