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Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled students are encouraged to apply to Illinois State University. In fact, more than 100 homeschooled students apply to Illinois State every year. Your experience as a student brings a valued perspective to our campus community.

How to Apply

Homeschooled students follow the same application procedure as all other applicants. This includes submitting a final transcript demonstrating completion of all college preparatory coursework.

Transfer Students

Homeschooled students who have chosen to attend another institution prior to attending Illinois State should follow the transfer application process.


Homeschooled students are eligible to compete for any of our merit-based scholarships, assuming the minimum requirements for consideration are met.


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Hilary Brodeur

Admissions Counselor
(309) 438-2921