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USI makes a deliberate effort to accommodate the special circumstances and unique needs of home-schooled students in the admissions process

The University of Southern Indiana welcomes applications for University admission from home schooled students. Home schooled students have been part of the academic community for many years and the University recognizes the important contributions that these students make both in the classroom and as a part of student life on the campus.

Applicants for admission who have not fulfilled the Indiana Core 40 requirements are considered individually based upon the same criteria used in the evaluation of students from public or private high schools. Grade point average, curriculum, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT) and other evidence of the applicant's potential for academic success are considered in the admission decision.

Qualified home-school students are also eligible to be considered for scholarships. Home schooled students applying for academic scholarships are evaluated on the same basis as all other students. 

Standardized Test Scores

Home-schooled students applying for admission to the University of Southern Indiana decide whether or not to provide standardized test scores as part of their application. If students choose to submit SAT or ACT scores, we will super score and take the best score from each section for a final score. Students who are homeschooled or attend a high school that does not provide traditional grades will still be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about USI’s test optional admission.


The University understands that the academic transcripts of home school students may differ from those of public and private high school students. Home-school transcripts are required for admission to the University and they should include:

  • An assessment of academic performance (letter grades, percentages), including an explanation of any applicable grading scale or class ranking.
  • A list of all high school equivalent courses taken, and the time frame in which the courses were completed (year and semester).

If you have completed course work concurrently at a college or university, please include official transcript(s) from the institution(s) with your application for admission.

Admission of home school students to the University of Southern Indiana does not guarantee acceptance into a specific program of study, department, or College. In some situations a student may wish to submit an appeal to Undergraduate Admissions. For more information, please call 812-464-1765.