Asbury University has long been a top choice for homeschool families and students of Great Books or Classical Education programs. Regularly ranked as a top college for homeschool graduates and ranked as the most homeschool-friendly college in Kentucky by Alpha Omega Publications, Asbury offers advantages for families who school at home.
Resources for Families
Asbury Academy/Dual Enrollment
Asbury Academy is an “Early Access to College” program offered to high school juniors and seniors. This dual-credit program enables students to complete their high school requirements for graduation and earn college credit at the same time. Classes are offered on Asbury’s campus or online.
Homeschool Science Lab
Each semester, Asbury faculty teach Biology and Chemistry labs for local home schooled high school students. These labs take place every other week and are designed to provide practical lab experience for students who have completed or are currently studying chemistry and/or biology on a high school level in a homeschool environment. Each lab has been designed as an independent learning unit and presents techniques and concepts that will be universal to any natural science program. An appropriate level of maturity and ability to work both individually and with a group are expected of students in these labs.
Homeschool Visit Day
Join other families for a one-day campus visit event in the fall that will familiarize you with Asbury’s campus, faculty and students while addressing many of the college concerns that are unique to home school families. Meet current Asbury students who did high school at home and learn how Asbury’s residential learning environment becomes the home away from home for our homeschooled students.
ImpactU Academic Summer Camps
Two sessions of one-week academic camps each June offer in-depth instruction to high school students in a variety of content areas taught by Asbury faculty. Campers stay in campus residence halls, eat in the campus dining hall and interact with faculty and current Asbury student employees while gaining hands-on experience in the context of a Christian community. Content areas can vary from year to year, but often include Adventure Leadership, Forensic Science, Creative Writing, Theatre & Film Acting, Environmental Science & Biotechnology, Film and Equine.
Adventure Camps (Outdoor/Experiential Education)
Run by Asbury’s Center for Adventure Leadership, these summer adventure camps are designed to teach outdoor skills to beginning and intermediate students. A day camp for middle school students uses the indoor climbing wall in our Luce Physical Activities Center to teach beginning rock climbing techniques while overnight camps for high schoolers teach rock climbing, camping, canoeing, navigation, and decision-making skills through outdoor experiences.
Physical Education Classes
Asbury University occasionally offers physical education classes to primary and middle school students of homeschool families. Contact Dr. Ken Pickerill for more information. (Please note that information is emailed to your inbox from firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Center for Career & Calling
Asbury’s Center for Career & Calling assists students in developing career decision-making and employment skills reflective of God’s unique calling on their lives. The Center regularly holds seminars and events for current Asbury students and is available during the academic year to meet with high school students who visit campus through the Admissions Office.
Standardized Test Requirements
All applicants are required to submit standardized test scores as part of the admission process. Homeschool students can choose between the following options:
- Classic Learning Test (CLT)
- Test Optional (a separate essay and Skype/video interview will be required in place of test scores)
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling deadline so you can apply at the point in the year that makes the most sense with your school schedule.
Homeschool transcripts are accepted for admission into Asbury Academy (dual enrollment) and Asbury’s traditional undergraduate degree program. Download a PDF with our instructions for creating your student’s homeschool transcript.