Homeschool student

Admission for homeschool students

Homeschool students at ASU

Arizona State University welcomes homeschool students and recognizes the unique academic experiences these students contribute to our rich, scholarly environment. We have a growing community of home-educated students who thrive at ASU.

We understand that your academic background differs from students who attended traditional public, private or charter schools. As a homeschool student, you can fill out the ASU application for admission and then include additional information to accurately demonstrate your accomplishments.

Admission requirements

As a homeschool student, you must meet the general requirements for ASU admission, and include specific documentation with your application to confirm your completion of the requirements.

First-year student requirements  Transfer student requirements

Steps to apply to ASU as a homeschool student

Step 01

Complete an undergraduate admission application

Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission or the Common Application. You need to submit only one application to be considered for admission to ASU.

To expedite the admission decision, self-report your high school grades in the application.

ASU does not have a preference for which application you use to apply, but submit only one. Additionally, ASU does not require an essay or personal statement to accompany either application.

ASU’s Application for Admission Common Application

Step 02

Submit the nonrefundable application fee

Arizona residents: $50
Domestic nonresidents: $70
International nonresidents: $85

You can pay the application fee using a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or eCheck at the time you submit your application or when you log in to My ASU. Or you can mail a check or money order to Admission Services (payable to Arizona State University) at the address below.

Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe AZ 85287-1004

If you applied for admission through the Common Application, pay the application fee through that application.

There is no form, paper or code to submit for an application fee waiver. If your financial circumstances qualify you for an application fee waiver, you will be asked to answer a series of questions in the application that will automatically determine if you qualify and post to your account if you do.

Step 03


If you do not self-report your high school grades in the application, you must have your high school send an official copy of your transcripts to ASU.

If you have earned college or university credit, request to have your official transcripts sent to ASU from the issuing institution.

Step 04

Laboratory Science Courses: (For online high schools ONLY)

ASU requires students to complete 3 different lab sciences. In order to determine if your lab sciences meet our lab science requirement, we may need additional information from you. If we require additional information once your admission application reaches our evaluation team, you will see a Priority Task displayed on My ASU titled "Course Description." You can provide the additional information required through one of the following:

  1. You can have your high school submit your lab sciences to the website for ASU to review if it is not already listed on the website.
  2. You can submit a course description form for each lab science taken in an accredited online high school environment if not already approved for your entire high school to ASU’s homeschool representative
  3. You can choose to be evaluated without some or all of your lab science requirements met.  Note, if you choose this option, you may not be admissible to the university.


Step 05

Send ACT or SAT scores (not required)

ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission, but may be submitted for ASU course placement and to meet aptitude requirements if you have less than a 3.00 GPA in your competency courses. To find the requirements for your specific program, please visit ASU’s Degree Search. Have your scores sent to ASU from ACT or College Board when you register for the test. Learn more about sending your test scores to ASU in our FAQ section.

Step 06

Check application status

Once you’ve completed all these steps, ASU will review your application. To see if you have any missing items and to review your admission status, log in to My ASU using your ASURITE User ID, which is sent to you after you apply for admission.

Step 07

Fill out the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to award grants, loans, Federal Work-Study and certain scholarships. We encourage you to compare financial aid and college costs. You can file the FAFSA now. ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081.

Step 08

Submit a secondary school education affidavit or high school transcript (if applicable)

Homeschool applicants may self-report their grades or send a homeschool transcript. A homeschool transcript is a list of courses you have taken and the credit and grade associated with each course. The transcript must include a signature from a parent or guardian who oversaw the education. 

If you have completed courses through a traditional high school, you may self-report your grades or have your high school send an official copy of your transcripts to ASU.

If you have coursework from both a traditional high school and from homeschool transcript (see above for requirements), please self-report grades for both or have a transcript sent to ASU.

If you have earned college or university credit, request to have your official transcripts sent directly to ASU from the issuing institution.

Should a home school transcript not be available to submit and you only need proof of your high school graduation, you may complete the Affidavit of Completion of Secondary School Education form in substitution of a home school transcript. The affidavit must be completed by a parent or guardian who oversaw the education.

Barrett student

Admission to Barrett, The Honors College

Homeschool students who want to be considered for admission to Barrett, The Honors College are encouraged to submit a separate application — an early application is strongly suggested. Please contact the Barrett admission staff for help with any questions about the college and application process.

Scholarship student

Scholarship opportunities

Homeschool students will be considered for ASU scholarships upon admission. Explore scholarships and additional types of financial aid.

Frequently asked questions about homeschool student admission at ASU

Can I be admitted to ASU as a homeschool student?

Yes, ASU welcomes and values all our homeschool students and the special academic experiences they bring to the university. Homeschool students submit the same ASU admission application as students who went to public or private school.

Are homeschool student admission requirements the same as high school student admission requirements?

Yes, like public and private high school students, homeschool students must meet and demonstrate completion of ASU’s general requirements for university admission.

Can homeschool students apply for financial aid?

Yes, homeschool students are eligible to apply for and receive financial aid. You should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to see how much federal aid you may be eligible to receive. By submitting ACT or SAT scores, ASU will automatically consider you upon admission for a merit scholarship.

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