Home Schooled Applicants

Home-schooled applicants with a diploma from a regionally accredited home study program will be given the same consideration for admission as students with a diploma from a public school. Please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Web site for the list of accreditation or approved agencies.

Freshman applicants home-schooled in non-accredited programs and applicants from non-accredited high schools should go to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Web site, then print and follow the Portfolio Admissions Application Procedure, and submit the necessary documentation to the North Georgia Office of Undergraduate Admissions prior to the deadline for the term of entry.

Effective with Fall Semester of 2009, students attending non-accredited home school programs or non-accredited high schools will be eligible to participate in North Georgia's joint-enrollment program if they provide a completed Admissions Portfolio and meet the university's joint enrollment requirements. Students who have completed all high school college-preparatory curriculum credits except for the fourth mathematics course, fourth English course and third social science course, may be interested in reviewing North Georgia's joint enrollment program.

Home Schooled/Non-Accredited High School applicants seeking either freshman admissions or joint-enrolled admission must submit the following:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Official SAT or ACT score report
  3. Admissions Portfolio Only for non-accredited home schools or high schools; for a list of accreditation agencies recognized by North Georgia please visit our Web site at www.northgeorgia.edu; portfolio should not include more documents than requested in the portfolio guide.
  4. Applicants who are U.S. citizens and were born outside the U.S. must submit proof of U.S. citizenship.
  5. Applicants who have been granted permanent U.S. residency must submit proof of permanent residency.
  6. Applications seeking F-1 or J-1 visas must complete the International Student Application and meet international student requirements.
  7. Prior to enrolling a student must submit a North Georgia Certificate of Immunization showing proof of immunization as required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The immunization form should be submitted to Student Health Services.

Admission of freshman or joint-enrolled applicants in non-accredited home school programs or high schools is based on the following:

  1. Acceptable SAT I or ACT scores
    1. To be admitted as a college freshman having less than 30 transferable college semester hours, the student must meet or exceed the average SAT-I score (Critical Reading + Mathematics), or average ACT Composite score, of North Georgia's preceding year's entering freshman class. For example, applicants for admission to either the Fall 2010 or Spring 2011 semester must meet or exceed an average SAT I score of 1097 (Critical Reading + Mathematics) or an ACT Composite score of 24, with minimum SAT I scores of 480 Critical Reading and 440 Math (or the ACT equivalent of 20 English and 18 Math).
    2. To be admitted as a joint-enrolled student, the applicant must meet or exceed SAT I scores of 530 Critical Reading and 530 Math, with at least a 1100 Critical Reading and Mathematics combined score (or the ACT equivalent of 23 English, 23 Math and 24 Composite).
  2. The applicant must provide a portfolio and/or other evidence of successfully completing the equivalent of the Georgia high school College-Preparatory Curriculum (CPC), as defined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (4 units of English; 4 units of mathematics, including Algebra I and II, Geometry, and a higher level mathematics course; 3 units of laboratory science, including one in life science and another in physical science; 3 units of social science, including one each in US and world history; and 2 units of the same foreign language).
  3. Acceptable scores from an approved high school summation examination such as the Iowa Test of Educational Development, the California Achievement Test or the Stanford Achievement Test taken after completion of the 11th grade. (Note: If you have completed all SAT II Subject Exams with our approved passing scores, you are not required to provide a high school summation examination score sheet; instead, have College Board send a paper copy of the scores to the Admissions Office.)
  4. Completion of the Admissions Portfolio with all supporting documentation required.
  5. Applicants who are transferring from a college must also meet our transfer admission criteria.