Miami University welcomes applications from alternatively educated students, including home school students. A home school student is one who has followed a self-directed curriculum and does not have an official transcript from an accredited secondary school institution. Home school students are reviewed using the same criteria as those from traditional high schools, and we hope the following information will help you successfully complete an application for admission.
We recognize that home school transcripts may look different from those submitted by traditional high school students. A transcript should include a list of courses by grade level and any performance indicators (e.g., letter grades, grade point average), if available.
For enrolling students, a final transcript must include your final semester courses and grades and a confirmation of graduation. This is usually listed as a graduation date (month, day, and year) and should be labeled "Date of Graduation" or "Graduated."
Home school applicants are expected to complete the same curriculum requirements as students from traditional high schools.
To allow us to properly evaluate your curriculum, we ask that home school students submit a list of educational resources and a curriculum description in addition to their transcript. In some cases, the list of educational resources and the curriculum description may be reviewed by the appropriate academic department at Miami University.
The list of educational resources should include all texts and materials per subject area used throughout the student's secondary education.
The curriculum description should include the concepts and educational objectives for each course by subject area.
All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation to complete their application. For home school students, we welcome letters from the student's primary instructor, which may be a parent or guardian.
To apply for first-year admission, please submit the items above (transcript, current evaluation, and letter of recommendation) in addition to the following:
If you have questions about applying as a home school student, please contact Ann Bader, Assistant Director of Admission, by email or phone at 513-529-1240.