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If you are a homeschooled prospective student applying to Syracuse University for undergraduate admission, you should be aware of the extra requirements to be considered for admission.

Along with a completed application and application fee, you are required to submit all three of the below:

  • Transcripts or the equivalent, signed by your parent, guardian or homeschool instructor, that list the secondary school courses you completed for grades 9-12 and your performance in each course. If you did attend high school at any time, please have the school send your transcript  for coursework completed.
  • One letter of recommendation from someone outside your household (teacher, community leader or other individual familiar with you).

And one of the following:

  • An official document that attests that your homeschooled education is equivalent to what is taught in the high school district. This document may be provided by the state department of education (if provided by that state), the homeschool liaison within your school district, or from a school official in the high school district.
  • A HSE (High School Equivalency) test approved by the state including the GED (General Education Diploma), HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) or the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion).

Additionally, you may submit SAT/ACT test scores as part of your application materials. Syracuse University remains test optional. If you choose not to submit SAT/ACT test scores, you will not be disadvantaged and will remain eligible for admission and merit scholarships.

Also of Interest

College-Specific Requirements

Prospective students of the School of Architecture, some programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and the College of Visual and Performing Arts have additional application requirements you should review.

Application Checklist

Following the steps on the first-year student application checklist will ensure a smooth application process.