Admissions

Home-schooled Students

Make your own way.

To successfully apply, your home schooling must have followed the curriculum requirements of the Indiana Core 40 or Academic Honors Diploma.

IPFW Admissions strongly encourages you to have a personal interview with the home-school specialist. Call Admissions at 260-481-6812 or 1-800-324-IPFW to schedule an appointment, or use the Request for Information form.

Recommended Application Process

  1. Take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) I or American College Testing (ACT) exam late in your junior year or early in the fall of your senior year.
  2. Format your home-school transcript as requested by IPFW Admissions. This can result in a transcript that you can use for any college or university. If you used a home-school program that provides a transcript, submit that transcript.
  3. Apply for admission when six semesters of grades and SAT I or ACT scores are available. You may be admitted pending the senior year transcript or applications may be held until seven-semester grades are submitted. You may be required to take the IPFW placement tests in English and mathematics as a part of the application process.

Developing a Transcript of Home Schooling

These guidelines may help you create a transcript if you have not used a program or curricula that transcripts your educational record.

  • Student’s name, address, phone number, date of birth
  • For each high school grade level (grades 9, 10, 11, 12), include:
    • All subjects studied with the name and author of the text(s) used for the course
    • The grade (number or letter) earned in the course
    • Amount of credit for the course (semester or year)
    • Days present in school at each grade level
  • Grading scale used to determine grades
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Date of graduation
  • Home school registration number obtained from the Indiana Department of Education (optional)
  • Signature of the home school administrator/teacher verifying that he/she was the educator of the student

Please submit a photocopy of the SAT I or ACT score report received by the student. No handwritten transcripts or test scores are accepted.

Admissions Appeal Process

To appeal an admission decision the applicant must submit a written statement to the Admission Appeals Committee explaining how, regardless of past academic record, he or she is prepared to be successful in university studies. The state must be typed and no longer than one page. Student name, mailing address and contact information should be included. The decision of the committee will be sent in writing and is final. Admissions contact information.