Home School Students

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Home School Students

Stony Brook University is happy to accept and review applications from students who have been home-schooled. Home-schooled students comprise a small yet growing percentage of our applicant pool. As home schooling is typically a more holistic educational experience than traditional high school programs, we require that students follow the format for home schooling as outlined in the NYS Commissioner of Education's Regulations-Section 100.10.

In addition to the general undergraduate admission requirements in effect at the time of application, home schooled applicants must provide the following:

  • A copy of the approved Individualized Home Instruction Plan (IHIP) for each year of high school home schooling;
  • List of syllabi, curriculum materials, textbooks, plan of instruction;
  • List of courses taken (these must comply with the minimum course requirements listed in Section 100.10 of the Commissioner’s Regulations);
  • Copies of quarterly reports to the local school district (as per Section 100.10);
  • The annual assessment in accordance with Section 100.10;
  • If Regents examinations are taken at the conclusion of appropriate courses, the results of these examinations must be included.

Home-schooled students must provide documentation of successful completion of the high school home school program as required by the New York State Department of Education.

This can be done by submitting one of the following:

  • The official letter of completion of all high school requirements signed by the home district superintendent (or designee).
  • The official score report of Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) or GED.
  • Providing a college transcript indicating the student has taken and successfully completed the required 24 college credits as noted in the Commissioner's Regulations.
  • Residents of New York State may not use a high school program of correspondence study to meet the requirements for high school in New York State (NYSED-3/20/2008).
  • A national matriculation examination from a foreign country will not be recognized as evidence of graduation.