Homeschool Students Admission Requirements

As a homeschool student, you have taken an active & independent role in pursuing your educational goals. You’ll find that there are no extra admissions requirements for homeschool students at Concordia University Irvine. We welcome your experiences & perspective and would be glad to answer any of your questions about the application process.

Application Steps

  1. Application
    Application Fee Note: We are waiving the $50 online application fee!
  2. Official High School Transcript
    Official transcripts must be sent in a sealed envelope with a signature from a parent, legal guardian, or homeschool director/administrator. View a copy of a sample high school transcript.
    Note: CUI grants college credit for Advanced Placement test scores. Students may transfer in a maximum of 32 non-accredited credits by exam (AP, CLEP, DSST, IB, and/or military units).

    Mail it to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Concordia University Irvine
    1530 Concordia West
    Irvine, CA 92612
  3. Official SAT and/or ACT scores*
    All freshman applicants must submit official scores from SAT and/or ACT. Scores must be sent directly from the testing institution to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. SAT School: 4069; ACT School: 0227. Copies are considered unofficial documents.
    Note: If you submit more than one SAT score, we use the highest score from each section (critical reading and math) and combine them into a super score. Equally, we also use the highest composite ACT score.

    *We are waiving the SAT and ACT requirement on a case by case basis for Fall 2020.

Admission Standards

  • Minimum GPA: 2.80
  • Minimum SAT:
    • OLD: 900 (Critical Reading/Math) OR
    • NEW: 980 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus Math)
  • Minimum Composite ACT: 18

Averages from the incoming class of 2016-2017

  • Average GPA: 3.44
  • Average SAT: 1038 (critical reading/math)
  • Average Composite ACT: 23

Recommended College Prep Curriculum

  • English: 4 years
  • Mathematics: 3 years (including Algebra II)
  • Science: 3 years (including 2 years of Lab Science)
  • History: 2 years
  • Foreign Language: 2 years of the same language

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Application Status Apply By
Fall 2020
Early Action November 15, 2019
Early Action II February 15, 2019
Rolling Admissions July 27, 2019
Spring 2020
Regular Decision January 3, 2020

Note: Applications received after February 15 are reviewed on a rolling basis, and it is recommended that students apply well in advance. Once your application is complete, it usually takes two weeks to receive an admissions decision, depending upon the time of year.


I don’t have an official high school transcript. What should I do?

We have included a sample transcript for your parent, legal guardian, or administrator of your homeschool organization to create and sign, vouching for your units. Please have your transcript sent in a sealed envelope to:

Concordia University Irvine
Undergraduate Admissions Office
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

Note: In the absence of a high school transcript, we will accept an official GED or the California Proficiency Exam, but this may limit scholarship opportunities without the presence of a GPA.

What does it mean for a transcript to be considered “official?”

The transcript should be sent in a sealed envelope with a signature from a parent, legal guardian, or homeschool director/administrator.

The transcript should be organized by grade level (9th-12th) and year.

Completed and in-progress courses should be accompanied by credits, units, or hours and include a letter grade or a numerical grade.

What does it mean for a transcript to be considered “final?”

To be considered a final transcript, please include a graduation date, (month/day/year) and a signature from a parent, legal guardian, or the director of your organization.

If I graduate from high school with a completed A.A. degree or over 30 units of college credit, am I still considered a freshman?

For admission, class standing (Freshman or Transfer) is determined by your high school graduation date. Please send any and all college transcripts along with your high school transcript for evaluation.

Do you accept CLEP credits?

Yes we do! Please see our summary of CLEP credit recommendations.

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Katherine Dubke
Admissions Counselor

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