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Homeschool Applicants

Homeschool applicants must submit the Common Application, which includes a Writing Supplement, and the application fee. Auditions or portfolios are required for some programs. All homeschool applicants should refer to our general instructions, although certain admission requirements for homeschool applicants have been modified to take into consideration the variety of settings in which homeschooling can occur – these are described below.


Students must submit a transcript indicating both completed and in-progress coursework, with grades for each course. A brief
summary of course content is required. If homeschooling has been supplemented by formal coursework either at the secondary
school or post-secondary level, official transcripts from the school(s) or college(s) are required.

Detailed performance evaluations are helpful--as are other materials, such as course bibliographies or syllabi--but they are not required.

Standardized Tests

Homeschool applicants must meet our standardized test requirements.


Homeschool applicants must provide at least two recommendations, including one from the person who has served as the primary instructor or who has primary responsibility for assessing the applicant's academic performance. A second recommendation should be from an individual who is able to provide information concerning the applicant's readiness to begin studies at NYU, and should not be from a parent or family member.

Proof of Graduation

Homeschool applicants are not required to present an equivalency diploma to be considered for admission. NYU, however, requires all admitted students to present proof of graduation.

Admitted homeschool students must submit a homeschool diploma, a certificate of completion that is considered the equivalent of a high school diploma in the applicant's home state, or results from a GED test prior to enrollment at NYU.

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