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Home School Applicants

Gordon College will waive test score requirements (SAT and ACT) for spring and fall 2021 undergraduate applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has created insurmountable challenges for students to complete one of these standardized tests. Learn more ➔

At Gordon, we welcome students from home school experiences. In fact, about 5% of Gordon's current student body is made up of students who were home schooled at some point in their education. Gordon's nondenominational Christian college environment, along with challenging academics, has proven to be a natural fit for many home schooled students transitioning into college. 

Requirements include:

  • SAT, ACT or CLT
  • Academic Reference (may be completed by parent instructor)
  • Transcript (must include grades)
  • Description of curriculum used
  • Report on experiential learning through field trips, special projects or extracurricular activities
  • Diploma/GED not required 

Suggested High School Preparation Curriculum For Home School Students:

  • English: four years
  • Math: two years
  • Natural Science: two years, including at least one year of laboratory science
  • Social Studies: two years
  • Foreign Language: two years (four years strongly recommended) 

Advanced Placement / College Credit
As a home school friendly college, credit may be awarded to students who receive a 4 or 5 on AP exams if Gordon offers a comparable course that is required as part of the student's academic program. For more information about AP exams, click here. In the same way, Gordon offers transfer credit for college courses completed during the high school experience. 

Financial Aid For Home School Students
Home schooled students will be evaluated for merit-based scholarships based on SAT/ACT/CLT scores and GPA. Need-based financial aid is also available by completing the FAFSA. Learn more ➔



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