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Homeschool Requirements

Apply as a homeschool student

The University of Dallas welcomes homeschool students to apply for undergraduate admission. In fact, approximately 10-20% of the current undergraduate student body comes from a home educated background. Homeschool students find that small seminar-style classes, tight-knit community and active faith life make UD a perfect place to build upon their unique educational foundation. We understand how exhilarating yet difficult the college search can be, so rest assured that the homeschool application process has been specifically tailored to the unique characteristics of a home education.

We encourage you to explore the pages of our website to learn more about scholarships, deadlines and other important information about the application process for homeschool students. We look forward to working with you and wish you the best of luck in your college search!


Accredited Homeschool Curricula Application Requirements

If you use an accredited homeschool program, you must submit the following items in order to be considered for admission to the University of Dallas:

  • Complete the online Common Application or ApplyTexas application, including the essay. 
  • Counselor recommendation (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
  • OPTIONAL: Teacher recommendation (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
  • University of Dallas Member Questions (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
  • Request a copy of your most recent high school transcript. The transcript is typically sent directly to the University of Dallas from the accredited high school, along with the counselor recommendation.
  • OPTIONAL: Send your official ACT and/or SAT score reports.* ACT and/or SAT score reports appearing on official high school transcripts are acceptable. Our ACT school code is 04234. Our SAT code is 6868.
  • If you have taken college or university courses during high school, you must have an official copy of your final transcript forwarded directly to the University of Dallas. 
  • Submit your $50 application fee or an official fee waiver form. If completing an online application, you may submit payment electronically.

Common accredited programs include Kolbe Academy, Mother of Divine Grace, Seton Home Study, Regina Caeli Academy, Texas Tech ISD, Angelicum Academy, PHAA and Our Lady of Victory.

*Please note, for the 2021-22 academic year, UD has implemented a new test-optional policy.


Non-Accredited & Self-Designed Homeschool Curricula Application Requirements

If you use a non-accredited or self-designed homeschool program, you must submit the following items in order to be considered for admission to the University of Dallas:

    • Complete the online Common Application, including the essay. (You may also use ApplyTexas
    • Complete the counselor recommendation (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas). Click here for more information on the requirements and composition of this recommendation.
    • OPTIONAL: Teacher recommendation (via the Common Application  or ApplyTexas).
    • Complete the University of Dallas Member Questions (via the Common Application or ApplyTexas).
    • Send your official homeschool transcript. Your options for completing this document are:
      • Use the one-page document provided by UD. (You can view a completed sample here.) Submit this document by printing, signing and mailing a sealed copy to: University of Dallas Office of Undergraduate Admission, 1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving, TX 75062. This document can also be uploaded via the Common Application. 
      • Use a self-designed template. (Beside the sample listed above, additional templates can be found on the HSLDA website.) This must be no more than one page and must include:
        • Courses organized by year. (If organized by subject, the years in which the courses were completed must be clearly noted.)
        • Place where course was taken (e.g., self-designed, co-op, dual-credit, private instructor, &c.).
        • GPA -- must include GPA per year as well as cumulative. (100.0 or 4.0 scale accepted.)
        • Basic demographic information of the student (DOB, contact address, phone number).
        • Estimated graduation date. (If the transcript submitted is the student's final transcript, it must include the actual graduation date, not estimated.)
        • Signature of the primary educator (most often a parent). 
      • Use FastTranscripts.com to submit your one-page transcript easily and safely.

    (Please note: the grading scale submitted on a student's original transcript will be used to calculate GPA throughout the entire application process. UD reserves the right to re-calculate a GPA as deemed necessary.)

    • Send your Book List & Course Description. The Book List & Course Description document helps UD to understand the academic background of the applicant. It must include the course name, place taken, synopsis of the course, list of texts used in the course and the final grade. There is no specified length, but this document typically ranges from 5-15 pages. Please see a completed sample here.

    (Any transcripts or Book Lists that do not contain all the required information outlined above will be considered incomplete and returned to the applicant.)

    • OPTIONAL: Send your official ACT and/or SAT score reports.* Our ACT school code is 04234. Our SAT code is 6868.
    • If you have taken college or university courses during high school, have an official copy of your final transcript forwarded directly to the University of Dallas.
    • Submit your $50 application fee or an official fee waiver form. If completing an online application, you may submit payment electronically. 

*Please note, for the 2021-22 academic year, UD has implemented a new test-optional policy.


If you have questions about the above information or what your unique homeschool situation requires, please contact our homeschool admission counselor at 800-628-6999 or admissions@udallas.edu.

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