Home School & Private School Requirements

If you went to a private high school or are home-schooled, the admission process is the same as it is for public high-school students.

However, there are a few differences you should be aware of:

  • Baylor abides by the Code of Federal Regulations. According to Title IV, any degree-seeking student who graduates from either a private school or a home school that is not recognized by the state in which it is located must be 17 years of age before the first day of class. If a student does not meet this age requirement, we require a GED certificate prior to registration.
  • If you are a transfer student who is under 17 and do not have a high-school diploma approved by the state, a GED will not be required if you have an associate's degree and at least 60 hours of transferable credit.
  • Your high school transcript should include a list of all completed courses, grades received for each course, original signature (if mailed), and other information pertinent to your educational background. A final high school transcript that includes a graduation date is required when you enroll. Important: Your financial aid package could be at risk if documentation of high school graduation is not received. 
  • Home-school students are required to submit standardized test scores with their application. You may submit test scores from either the Classic Learning Test (CLT), SAT or ACT exam.