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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

Check out what some current Belhaven students say about the college.

Application Process

You must…

  1. Complete an application for admission and submit the non-refundable $25 application fee to the Office of Admission.
  2. 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.
  3. Submit results of either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  4. 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.


Belhaven University Requirements for High School Coursework

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.

Group I Group II
English
*foreign language
history
mathematics
science
social studies
business subjects
maximum…2 units
speech, communications
maximum…2 units
music, art, theatre
maximum…2 units


Transcripts

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:

98-99 English A
98-99 Algebra I B
99-00 English A
99-00 Geometry A

OR

9th English A
9th Algebra A
10th English B
10th U.S. History A

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.

Other links:

Home School Legal Defense Association www.hslda.org