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Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled students are encouraged to apply to Illinois State University. In fact, more than 100 homeschooled students apply to Illinois State every year. Your experience as a student brings a valued perspective to our campus community.

Homeschooled students follow the same application procedure as all other applicants. This includes submitting a final transcript demonstrating completion of all college preparatory coursework.

What we consider

Applicants will self-report their ACT and/or SAT scores and GPA in addition to submitting an optional personal statement. Highest admission priority will be granted to students with the strongest academic records. Learn more about our Admissions requirements.


Homeschooled students are eligible to compete for any of our merit-based scholarships, assuming the minimum requirements for consideration are met.

When to apply

Freshman applicants are encouraged to apply within the priority filing period of September 1–November 15. Homeschooled students who have chosen to attend another institution prior to attending Illinois State should follow the transfer application process.


Mary Cate Hansen
Admissions counselor
Office of Admissions
(309) 438-2921

2017-09-25T13:54:08.869-05:00 2017