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Homeschool Admission Requirements

As a homeschool student at Southwestern Adventist University, you will find many ways to expand your horizons.  From local community service to mission service, musical performances at the Meyerson in Dallas to performances around the world, from tracking water samples at the SWAU Duck Pond to tracking turtle migration in the Pacific Ocean - Southwestern offers you a endless opportunities.

Please submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • Official transcript from a correspondence school – if applicable and/or a homeschool transcript that contains course description, dates the course was taken, and final grade. The homeschool transcript must show the graduation date and be signed and dated by a parent.  Minimum GPA for admission is 2.5 cumulative.
  • SAT or ACT scores
    • ACT composite of 17 minimum
    • SAT minimum of 830 critical reading and math (old), 910 ERW and math (new)

If applicable, please submit the following:

  • GED scores if the student does not have a transcript
  • Transcripts from accredited colleges with college level course work
  • AP exam score report

Texas State Homeschool Requirements

To home school legally in Texas, you must follow three state law requirements:

  • The instruction must be bona fide (i.e., not a sham).
  • The curriculum must be in visual form (e.g., books, workbooks, video monitor).
  • The curriculum must include the five basic subjects of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship.

Southwestern encourages the TEA Recommended High School Program of 26 credits, which will increase a student’s opportunities for success.

  • 4 credits of English/Language Arts
  • 4 credits of Mathematics, including Algebra I, II, and Geometry
  • 4 credits of Science, including Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • 4 credits of Social Studies, including World History, World Geography, U.S. History, ½ credit Government, ½ credit Economics
  • 1 credit of Physical Education
  • ½ credit of Speech
  • 1 credit of Fine Arts
  • 5 ½ credits of Electives
  • 2 credits of Foreign Language Studies