Applying as a homeschooled student

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We want you at CSU

If you’re homeschooled, don’t be intimidated by the admissions process. Valuing students who have different educational backgrounds is who we are at CSU, and we want you here.

There are only a few aspects of your application that are different compared to a student who went to a traditional high school. Here’s what you need to know.

You need to submit an academic transcript

An official academic transcript is required for a Complete Application. Your transcript needs to include a complete list of courses taken during grades 9-12 and corresponding performance assessments for these courses. Assessments can be in the form of letter grades, percentages, or commentary.

If you completed coursework at a local high school or college, transcripts with those courses must also be included with your application.

Everything else is the same

That’s it! CSU does not use unique criteria to admit homeschoolers compared to those who are not homeschooled.

If you are a first-year freshman, your application will require the typical application fee, transcripts, ACT or SAT results, a personal statement, and one letter of recommendation.  Those are the same requirements for all other incoming freshmen.

Have more questions about the CSU experience for homeschooled applicants? Browse the FAQs for Homeschool Applicants page.