• Home Schools &
    Private High Schools

    Hardin-Simmons welcomes applications from students who have been homeschooled for all or part of their elementary and secondary education. Our low student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 provides close interaction with faculty and cultivates a rich and intimate learning environment.

    Application Requirements

    Homeschooled applicants must meet specific application requirements to be considered for admission to Hardin-Simmons University. Review the items below, and visit our Admissions Page for details on applying to the university.


    HSU requires SAT or ACT test scores to be considered for admissions. Minimum requirements are ACT composite of 20, Old SAT of 1390 or New SAT of 1020.


    A transcript is required if you have taken any high school or college classes or if you are pursuing a self-study curriculum supervised by outside instructors who provide feedback or grades. If no transcript is available, you must provide a detailed syllabus of topics studied and books used.


    An on-campus interview with an admissions counselor is encouraged. Coming to campus for a tour to sit in on a class and to meet faculty and students is the best way to evaluate HSU's offerings and environment. Click here to schedule an interview or tour or to register for an admission event.


    Homeschooled applicants are eligible for merit scholarship consideration. We review their credentials on a case-by-case basis.

    Sample Home School Transcript

    View a sample of the elements required for a home school transcript

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