Homeschool Friendly Colleges in Texas


As the saying goes, “Everything is bigger in Texas” and if you are homeschooling in the state you are joining just one of the hundreds of thousands of other homeschooling families. Homeschooling families are growing rapidly, especially in Texas.

Do you have high schoolers with college on their mind? Many universities and colleges are welcoming homeschooled students with open arms. The learning experiences and opportunities homeschoolers are exposed to allow them to stand out amongst other applicants.

We know that researching colleges can be very overwhelming to your students, we did the heavy lifting for you. Below is a list of homeschool friendly colleges and universities in Texas along with the admission requirements for homeschoolers.

We try to regularly update this page as more and more colleges and universities are becoming homeschool friendly.

 

Austin College

Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences. Austin College has a strong relationship with the church and giving back to the community. Their mission is to give students an education that will prepare them for their future. In regards to the admission process, they recognize that for select students, standardized test scores do not accurately measure the student’s full potential. They use a holistic review, where they look at the student as a whole, and not just their quantitative achievements.

  • Requirement 1-Complete admission essay
  • Requirement 2-School Report or Counselor Recommendation Letter
  • Requirement 3-Teacher Evaluation or Teacher Recommendation Letter
  • Requirement 4-High School Transcript
  • Requirement 5-Submit ACT or SAT scores
  • Requirement 6-Admission Interview with a member of the admission staff is recommended for applicants, though is optional.

 

Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University has been named #7 on the list of “The 25 Best Colleges for Homeschool Graduates” by thebestschools.org. Houston Baptist University’s environment has a large diverse population filled with endless opportunities. HBU has seven schools and colleges and more than 40 majors complimented by nine pre-professional programs. At HBU, students can learn to develop themselves as an individual. HBU strives to not only develop each student academically but spiritually, physically and relationally as well.

  • Requirement 1-Submit official homeschool transcript
  • Requirement 2-Submit ACT or SAT scores

 

LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University is a private, Christian university in Longview, Texas. It has programs in engineering, aeronautical science, education, and business. The staff at LeTourneau University aims to build upon what parents have already begun throughout their students’ homeschooling journey. Hands-on education, a low faculty-to-student ratio, and an environment that encourages spiritual growth and meaningful relationships make LETU a great fit for homeschooled students.

  • Requirement 1-Send in test scores
  • Requirement 2-Send in an official transcript

For more information on the requirements for homeschoolers also visit https://www.letu.edu/admissions/enrollment-checklist.html

 

Southwestern Adventist University

As a homeschool student at Southwestern Adventist University, you will find many ways to grow as a student and an individual. Southwestern Adventist University is one of 13 colleges and universities in the United States affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Southwestern Adventist University is known for its inviting campus, commitment to academic excellence, and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Requirement 1-Submit official transcript
  • Requirement 2-Submit ACT or SAT scores

 

University of Dallas

The University of Dallas is a Catholic institution welcoming students of all faiths. The university attracts highly motivated students from throughout the nation. The university has been consistently ranked as one of the top regional universities and enjoys a spot in the list of the top 10 Catholic colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report and in the top 15 Catholic colleges nationwide by Forbes.

  • Requirement 1- Submit high school transcript
  • Requirement 2- Submit ACT or SAT scores

 

The University of St. Thomas Houston

The University of St. Thomas is Houston’s Catholic University, committed to the religious traditions of Catholic Higher Education. Their student population is very diverse and welcomes students from all schooling backgrounds. They welcome undergraduate and graduate students of all faiths and of no faith. They encourage a well-rounded and active student body that participates in lots of opportunities that enrich students and prepares them for their future.

  • Requirement 1- Submit an official transcript
  • Requirement 2- Submit ACT or SAT scores
  • Requirement 3-Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

 

The University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio is a state research university in San Antonio, Texas. UTSA offers 60 undergraduate majors that are spread across eight different colleges. Curated by an award-winning faculty, our diverse set of programs will prepare you for nearly any professional career or scholarly pursuit. UTSA’s top-tier education provides students with an advantage when entering the job market and standing out as an individual.

  • Requirement 1- Submit official transcript
  • Requirement 2- Submit test scores

 

Baylor University

Baylor University has a rich campus life that aims to help students grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. U.S. News & World Report ranks Baylor #78 on their annual review of college and universities. The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by providing an excellent learning experience and an enriching community of resources.

  • Requirement 1- Submit an official transcript
  • Requirement 2- Submit ACT or SAT scores
  • Requirement 3- Recommended to create Resume or ZeeMee Profile and submit 2 Letters of Recommendation

 

Texas A&M

Texas A&M has more than 125 undergraduate degree programs, 200 master’s degree programs,100 doctoral degree programs and 5 first professional degrees as options for study, and a world full of ample possibilities. The university is committed to providing students opportunities to get a well-rounded education that prepares them to become leaders in their professions and in their communities.

  • Requirement 1- Complete essay
  • Requirement 2- Submit official transcript
  • Requirement 3- optional, submit letters of recommendation and resume

 

About 

Joy Capps is a homeschool bookworm residing in the mountains of western North Carolina. The only one who loves books more is her 16-year-old daughter. They both enjoy perusing old bookstores for treasures and sniffing books. Her son who is 18 has special needs, is the social butterfly of the family and has never met a stranger. Although she is originally from South Dakota she now calls North Carolina her home and she and her family love exploring the great outdoors. Her family has been homeschooling since 2005.


March 9, 2019

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