Homeschool Freshman Student Admission

Homeschool freshmen are students whose primary or secondary level education has been overseen by their parents or other designated homeschool teachers rather than in a public or private institutional school setting.

HCU has been named #7 on the list of “The 25 Best Colleges for Homeschool Graduates” by Each year, several homeschool students choose to attend HCU. It is HCU’s goal to make the application process as easy as possible and we hope you will join our community of faith and scholarship!

Homeschool Admissions

Consideration for admission to Houston Christian University is determined by competitive scores on the SAT,  ACT, or CLT and by strong high school performance.

NOTE: Test Optional Policy applies for Summer/Fall 2021 admissions.

If you are applying to HCU as a freshman and homeschool graduate, follow the Application Procedure below to submit the required information to the Office of Admissions.

Application Procedure

  • Apply to HCU

    Complete and submit our online application.

  • Submit Your Homeschool Transcript

    An official homeschool transcript must be mailed directly to Houston Christian University. A listing of courses completed and the grades earned in each course should be provided by the primary instructor. It is not required to have the transcript notarized.

  • Submit Official SAT, ACT, or CLT Scores

    NOTE: Test Optional Policy applies for Summer/Fall 2022 admissions.

    If your SAT, ACT, or CLT scores are included on the back of your transcript, HCU will take those scores as official. If the scores are not included, and if you did not select HCU as one of the schools to receive your scores, please go to the appropriate website below to have your scores sent our way.

Additional Resources for Homeschool Freshmen

The following are items of interest for homeschool freshmen. These items include tools, forms, information and tips to help you during and after your application process.

Still in High School but eager to get a head-start on earning college credits? Visit The Academy — HCU’s homeschool dual enrollment program.