Admission for Homeschooled Students
Belhaven welcomes home educated students! Approximately 22% of our current freshmen class was home educated. We encourage home schooled students to consider Belhaven if they are looking for a Christian college that is committed to preparing them academically and spiritually.
If you are currently being homeschooled, consider improving your home education with the High Scholars program. High Scholars uses a Christian perspective to integrate high school course work in history, literature and the arts, while supplementing the other subjects being studied in your school or home school. Take advantage of the opportunity to get to know your instructor while you learn about the culture of classmates from across the globe. Home school students can also participate in the High Scholars program and dual enroll at Belhaven University for college credit. Visit the High Scholars site for more information
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- Complete an application for admission and submit the non-refundable $25 application fee to the Office of Admission.
- Submit an official transcript indicating at least six semesters of high school work and listing subjects. Please refer to requirements for high school coursework and transcripts.
- Submit results of either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A minimum ACT composite score of 20 or SAT I of 930-960 and a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale are required for automatic admission. Applicants with ACT scores of 18 or 19 or SAT I of 850-920 are encouraged to apply, although their portfolios must be reviewed by the admission committee for acceptance.
- An essay, interview, and letter of recommendation may be submitted voluntarily by the student or may be requested by the admission office if student does not meet minimum requirements for acceptance.
A student must complete 16 units of high school coursework. Of the 16, eight are prescribed and eight are elective. The prescribed units are four in English, two in mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II or Geometry), one in history, and one in natural science. The elective units may be chosen entirely from Group I or from both groups, provided not more than four units are counted from Group II.
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We do require home-educated students to submit a transcript of some kind. We want to see the courses you have taken and the grade made in each subject. If possible, organize your transcript to show the specific subject areas, time frame in which each was taken, and the grade earned. For example, it may look something like this:
Be sure to list all academic coursework taken. You can also list other coursework, such as health, physical education, home economics, etc. if you so desire. A parent should sign the transcript verifying that they prepared it.
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