Homeschoolers

If you are homeschooled and considering an application to the Cook Honors College, you are in very good company. We routinely admit excellent homeschooled students who have prepared for college outside a traditional school setting. Through parental teaching, cyberschooling, self-instruction, cooperative classes, or through local and community college classes, our homeschooled applicants are among the most prepared students we admit each year.

Because you will not have a high school transcript upon completion of your requirements for graduation, you will need to have a document detailing your curriculum for the equivalent of your ninth through twelfth grade of instruction. You may choose to submit your curriculum to a homeschool association to review and certify your credentials, but it is not required. At the very least, IUP will require a list of courses you have taken and a grade for each across your last four years of instruction.

Homeschool FAQ

Will my SAT/ACT score carry more weight since I am homeschooled?

A good score on the SAT is, by itself, not good a predictor of success in college. Our committee will consider your SAT/ACT and the quality of your written responses. Neither test is preferred.

Will I be required to live in the Honors College residence while matriculating at IUP as an entering freshman?

Yes. All first-year students are required to live in Whitmyre Hall for one academic year.

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