Post University welcomes applications from homeschooled students wishing to pursue further education. We recognize the important contributions homeschooled students make, both in the classroom and in student life. If you are a student who has been homeschooled and are interested in admission to Post University, you should submit the following:
Request an official application for admission from the Office of Admissions, complete the form, and return it to the Post University Admissions address provided below. A $40 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application. You may apply online at no cost.
In lieu of a high school transcript, we ask that you present Post University with a portfolio of the work you consider most indicative of your academic achievements. This may include 2 to 3 records, such as grades from community college courses; AP exam results; examples of independent research in mathematics, science, any other academic subjects; or proof of completing graduation requirements.
Have the results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) forwarded to the Office of Admissions. Homeschool portfolios come to us without a basis for comparison. In this context, SAT and ACT scores take on added importance and help us to evaluate every student's academic preparedness. Our school code for the SAT is 3698 and the school code for the ACT is 0580.
A high school study plan signed by your parent or the provider of the home schooling, along with a state secondary completion credential if such documents are available. A study plan gives us insight into what you've studied and helps us better assess your academic achievements, in conjunction with SAT and ACT scores.
Essay/Personal Statement. We ask you to write about yourself telling us why you chose home schooling and describing your experience.
Letters of Recommendation. This is particularly important for homeschooled students, and we encourage you to select your recommenders carefully. Recommenders should be qualified to evaluate you as a student, an individual, and a member of the community.
Schedule an optional personal interview and a campus tour.
For the purpose of this policy, a homeschooled student is defined as someone who has completed a secondary school education in a homeschool setting that is treated as a homeschool or private school under state law.
Homeschooled students who have completed a home-based secondary education and are at least 18 years of age are eligible for admission to Post University and Post University's Accelerated Degree Program upon satisfaction of all the University's standard admission requirements. The applicant should submit transcripts from any secondary school attended, a high school study plan signed by the parent of provider of the home schooling, and a state secondary completion credential if such documents exist.
However, not all states, including Connecticut, require or issue transcripts, a high school study plan, or a state secondary school credential. In the absence of such documents, the student must sit for and pass a GED federal or state high school equivalency exam.
Homeschool applicants are required to seek a personal interview with a Post University admissions counselor. Homeschool applicants denied admission to the University may appeal that decision to the Provost or his designee.
If and when the State of Connecticut enacts laws or issues policies regarding homeschooled students or their admission to State licensed colleges and universities, this policy will be revised and reissued to ensure compliance with Connecticut State Regulations.
Please send your completed application and all other required materials to:
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 2540
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, Connecticut 06723-2540