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 Program
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.
Office of Career & Calling
Asbury’s Office of Career & Calling assists students in developing career decision-making and employment skills reflective of God’s unique calling on their lives. The office 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.
High School Preparation
To be successful in college, we recommend that you take the following classes in high school:
- English – four years including one year of Composition
- Mathematics – three to four years including Algebra
- Social Studies – two years including one year of History
- Laboratory Science – two to three years
- Foreign Language – two years of the same language
Standardized Test Requirements
Asbury University is Fully Test Optional, which means we do not reference standardized test scores for purposes of admission, scholarships, or other financial aid. Kentucky students are encouraged to submit an ACT or SAT score in order to qualify for the KEES Scholarship administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
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. Applying to Asbury Academy requires a transcript with grades through sophomore year, and applying to Asbury’s traditional undergraduate program requires a transcript with grades through junior year.
Incoming college freshmen or transfer students with fewer than 30 semester hours of university credit who have completed any portion of their secondary education through homeschooling are required to provide certification of completion of a homeschool program and documentation of all coursework completed. For questions about documentation, contact the Homeschool Admissions Liaison.
High School Transcripts are evaluated on a four-point scale: A (4.0), B (3.0), C (2.0), D (1.0), F (0.0). Variation from this scale is granted only when the transcript specifies a different evaluation. For questions about weighted GPA consideration, contact the Homeschool Admissions Liaison.
To be considered official, a transcript must include the following student information:
- Full legal name
- Birth date (day/month/year)
- Home address
- High school name (If your homeschool does not have a name, simply use your Last Name followed by the word “Homeschool” – for example, Smith Homeschool)
- High school address
- High school telephone number
- Indication of high school type (public, private, or homeschool)
- Cumulative grade point average
To be considered a Final Official copy, a transcript must also including the following:
- Grade 12 final grades
- High school graduation date (date diploma was conferred, not date transcript was issued)
Final Official high school transcripts (awarded after a student graduates from high school) are a necessary part of the enrollment process at Asbury University and are required for incoming students to receive course schedules, participate in varsity athletic participation, receive financial aid, etc.
Homeschool administrators can submit a transcript in any of the following ways:
- Email PDF directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail hard copy to:
ATTN: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 Macklem Drive, Wilmore, KY 40390
- Hand deliver a sealed hard copy to Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Jeremy Simmons, Homeschool Admissions Liaison
Office: (859) 858-5179
Cell: (859) 753-2377