Home School & High School Admission Requirements

Grantham University is pleased to provide an online opportunity to help home school and high school students achieve their educational goals.

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Home School Applicant

A home school student who wishes to enroll at Grantham University must provide proof of program completion in the form of a home-school transcript before he/she will be allowed to enroll into a degree or certificate program. Please note that the home-school program must meet the requirements of the state where awarded to be eligible for admissibility.

Application Essay: Home school applicants must complete a 500-1000 word essay. The essay must describe how the applicant has been successful with his/her home-school independent learning environment and why he/she will benefit from distance learning college-level coursework. In addition, the applicant must submit evidence of the coursework completed and level of performance reflecting acceptable accomplishments. A telephone interview will be conducted with the applicant by the Chief Academic Officer.

Recommendations: Two recommendations are required. One must be completed by the home school administrator and the other must be completed by a parent or guardian. If the educational administrator is the parent or guardian, the second recommendation must be from an individual meeting the following criteria:

  • The student and the individual granting the recommendation shall not be relatives
  • The student and the individual granting the recommendation shall not reside at the same address
  • Examples of suitable recommendations may be: member of clergy, law enforcement officer, university/college faculty member or equivalent, librarian, official learning/tutoring center representative, employment supervisor

 

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High School Applicant

A high school student who wishes to enroll at Grantham University (while concurrently attending high school or home school) may apply for admission as a non-degree or non-certificate seeking student and may enroll in no more than four (4) credit hours (undergraduate coursework) per term.

Exceptions may be granted by the Chief Academic Officer for students wishing to enroll in more than four (4) credit hours. A high school applicant must submit a copy of his/her official high school transcript with a minimum 3.0 CGPA to be considered for admission as a non-degree or non-certificate seeking student.

The prospective student must also demonstrate one of the following:

  • ACT with a minimum average selection index of 18
  • SAT with a minimum average selection index of 440 Math and 440 English
  • PSAT with a minimum average selection index of 147
  • Successful completion (grade C or higher) of college coursework in which college credit was earned
  • Present a recommendation and written permission from the high school guidance counselor

Upon successful completion of high school or the equivalent, the student must provide proof of high school completion or equivalent before he/she will be allowed to enroll into a degree or certificate program. Enrollment with a non-matriculated status is limited to course attempts totaling 24 semester-credit hours. No student below the compulsory age of attendance will be permitted to enroll until it is determined that enrollment will not be detrimental to student success.