Test optional schools are colleges that allow most students to apply without traditional standardized test scores, such as the SAT and ACT. A few years ago, when test-optional started to take off at more and more schools, the policy often excluded homeschoolers. Today, more colleges and universities seem to be reconsidering that exclusion.
Here at Simplify, we are working behind the scenes to create a list of test-optional colleges for homeschoolers. We have been contacting schools that have a test-optional policy to see if that policy extends to students who are homeschooled. We have created a list of schools that are test optional and have noted on that list whether the policy applies to homeschool students. We’ve also included any other notes about the policy. This is a working list. We’ve done our best to be correct and will update it as needed, but you should always check with each school when your student chooses it.
You can view the list here. You may also download it here:
Interested in test-optional schools and how test optional admission works? Deciding if it’s right for your student can be complex. Join us in our Facebook group for a live webinar on January 8th at 2:00 EST. We will discuss what test optional means for homeschoolers and answer any questions you may have.