Homeschool Student

Taylor's community thrives on creativity, relational authenticity, and a genuine enthusiasm about integrating faith and learning. It’s an environment where you can build upon your passion for learning and unique high school experiences. Our 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio enables homeschool students to build relationships with classmates and professors. The intentional community within our residence halls feels like family. And Taylor is one of the few schools with a Homeschool Coordinator, who is available to answer the unique questions of homeschool students and their families.

The application process for a homeschool student is the same as it is for any other student.


Application requirements

*If the homeschool curriculum has been with an organized program or published curriculum, this should be specified on the transcript. In the absence of such a program or curriculum, a course description and/or reading list for each class should accompany the transcript.

Questions? Contact Kristin Hoover, the Homeschool Coordinator.

Evaluation process

All students are evaluated by the same set of standards. Academic preparedness and achievement are examined through the applicant’s grade point average, class rank (if applicable), and SAT, ACT or CLT scores. Challenging curriculum, including advanced placement and dual credit courses from a college will be given special consideration. 

Students applying to Taylor should complete a challenging academic course load including the following:

English 4 years
Mathematics 3-4 years; algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, calculus, or trigonometry
Laboratory Science 3-4 years; biology, chemistry, or physics
Social Science 2 years; American History, European History, government, sociology, psychology, or economics
Foreign Language 2 years; strongly recommended
Music Introductory course strongly recommended
Art Introductory course strongly recommended

Frequently asked questions

Is there a separate application for homeschool applicants?
No. Homeschool applicants fill out and submit the same application as all other applicants.
Are there separate requirements for homeschool students?
No. There are no separate or additional requirements for homeschool applicants.
Are there homeschool students at Taylor?
Yes! Over 8% of this year’s incoming freshman class is made up of homeschool students.
What items should be included on a homeschool transcript?
The homeschool transcript should include the following information: personal and homeschool information (including anticipated/actual graduation date), the courses completed (including course title, final grade, and credits earned), an academic summary (total credits and cumulative grade point average), and an authorized signature and date. View sample transcripts.
Are there special scholarships for homeschool students?
Though Taylor does not offer specific scholarships for homeschool students, there are outside scholarship opportunities available.
Do AP/dual credit courses count for credit at Taylor?
Homeschool students can receive credit for AP and CLEP exams with appropriate scores.
Who should fill out the academic reference form?
The academic reference form should be completed by the person or representative responsible for tracking academic records.

Academic preparation

Students applying to Taylor should complete a challenging academic course load including the following:

English 4 years
Mathematics 3-4 years; algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, calculus, or trigonometry
Laboratory Science 3-4 years; biology, chemistry, or physics
Social Science 2 years; American History, European History, government, sociology, psychology, or economics
Foreign Language 2 years; strongly recommended
Music Introductory course strongly recommended
Art Introductory course strongly recommended

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