Home-school Students

Looking for a college you can truly call home? Searching for an institution committed to intellectual pursuit in a decidedly Christian environment? Indiana Wesleyan University might be the place for you. Each year between four and five percent of our incoming freshmen come to us from home schooling. Each student has unique reasons for choosing IWU, but everyone joins our family to learn from a committed Christian faculty, who reinforce the vibrant spiritual atmosphere on campus through daily investing in the academic, faith and social lives of our students.

Our John Wesley Honors College even has special opportunities for home-school students.

How to Apply at IWU

At IWU the application process for home-school students is no different than it is for any other student. Simply complete the online application and Community Values Contract, have a Recommendation form completed by your pastor or youth pastor and have your SAT or ACT test scores and a high school transcript sent to us. There is no additional red tape for you to navigate as you prayerfully discern which college you will attend.

Transcript Basics

Indiana Wesleyan will accept high school transcripts from curriculum providers or from parents. We understand that coursework is often generated from multiple sources, and we need all sources condensed into one document. While college work should be placed on this document, please bear in mind that to receive college credit, we will also need an official college transcript sent from any institutions attended.

IWU requires students have at least eight units (semesters) of English and Literature, six to eight units of Math, six units of science and six units in social studies for admission to the university. We also recommend four units of foreign language, as well as any other requirements your state has for high school graduation.

We ask that you organize the transcript by academic year and list each course, its grade and the number of credits you have assigned for the course. We ask that you provide us with a GPA on a four-point scale for the four years you consider to be high school (please do not include work prior to high school). We do not require you to submit information on reading lists or curriculum. In most cases, the transcript and test scores are sufficient, but occasionally we might ask for more information about the courses after reviewing the transcript and test scores.

If you prefer, the IWU Admissions Office is happy to provide a spreadsheet for your use. Here you may find a template for the transcript.

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