Home-schooled Student Guidelines

Home-schoolers in Accredited Programs

Students coming from an accredited home-school program are not required to submit any additional materials with their applications. These students have the same guidelines as incoming freshmen and only need supply the following.

  • Application for admission
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT I and/or ACT scores

Non-traditional Students and Students in Non-accredited Programs

In order to be competitive for admission to Radford University, students from non-accredited schools (including home-schooled students whose programs are not accredited) must provide the following documentation for review by the admissions committee:


  • SAT II scores in the following subjects:
    • Writing
    • Math (Level Ic or IIc)
    • Third area of study to be chosen by the applicant


  • An official college transcript showing the student has taken and passed a college-level English course and a math course equivalent to Algebra 2.

Please be sure to include with your application packet transcripts of any college course work you may have completed. Also, make arrangements to take the three SAT II subject tests described above as soon as possible.

Radford University attracts competitive students from across the U.S. and 44 countries. An increasing number of these students have unique educational backgrounds that require special evaluation. The university administration recognizes that students from other than accredited schools may not study in the traditional classroom environment and that they are unable to provide the traditional documentation needed to evaluate their academic performance. Radford University believes that providing this population the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in their college preparatory curriculum through the above-listed documentation will be beneficial to both the student and the university.