UF Online is great fit for homeschooled students who want to earn their bachelor’s degree from a nationally recoginzed university with the flexibility of a fully online program.
As a homeschooled student, applying to UF may seem like a daunting task. But you’re not alone. We’re here to help. Plenty of homeschooled students have applied to and been admitted to UF. With a little forethought and planning, your application can be highly competitive.
UF looks for a strong, academically challenging senior schedule. Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes are particularly encouraged as they help to prepare students for higher education. You should be able to validate secondary learning outcomes in English, mathematics, science, social studies and a foreign language. More specifically minimum admission requirements to UF include the following 16 academic units:
- 4 English
- 4 Math
- 3 Science
- 3 Social Science
- 2 Foreign Language (same language)
Prepare your Academic Credentials
Mastery of the of the 5 subject areas listed above is usually demonstrated by an official school transcript. The transcript should contain a list courses attempted, a measure of performance (traditionally course grades), and a validation of mastery or learning outcomes (usually expressed as “credit earned”). If your transcript is not accredited by a regional agency recognized by UF, then you will be asked to provide evidence of mastery of learning outcomes through means other than, or in addition to, the transcript. There are three alternative ways to demonstrate mastery:
- SAT Subject tests (Validation in English is accomplished with SAT Writing or ACT with Writing. Students planning to use SAT Subject Tests should present results from the Math Level 2 test.)
- Courses completed and graded through Florida Virtual School
- Coursework from a regionally accredited community college or university
Just like every freshman applicant, homeschooled students are also required to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT with Writing.