Homeschool Students

At Southern, we welcome an increasing number of homeschool students each year.

Southern Adventist University provides outstanding preparation for success and service in career, community, and church. Students on our campus enjoy a vibrant spiritual atmosphere rooted in a rich tradition of Seventh-day Adventist values.

Since homeschool programs vary widely, a few additional steps are necessary for determining scholarship qualification and academic placement and to help ensure your best success.

In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission, homeschool students must submit an academic portfolio documenting their academic experience.

Academic Portfolio Requirements

  • Academic Transcript: Submit an official transcript from a correspondence school, if applicable.
    Students taught partially or completely at home must submit a transcript of class work for the entire high school experience. Include course description, date the course was taken, and final grade (e.g. Algebra I, Fall 02, B+). The homeschool transcript must show the graduation date and be signed and dated by a parent.
  • Personal Statement: Submit a statement describing the value of your homeschool experience.

Mail academic portfolios to:
Enrollment Services
Southern Adventist University
PO Box 370
Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

Recommended Homeschool Sequence

9th grade: Algebra I, English I, Religion, Physical Science, Foreign Language I, Computer Literacy

10th grade: Geometry, English II, Religion, World History, Biology, Foreign Language II

11th grade: Algebra II, English III, Religion, Chemistry, U.S. History

12th grade: Pre-Calculus, English IV, Religion, Physics, Government or Economics, Health

Credit From Other Colleges

College-level courses presented on a transcript from an accredited college are usually accepted. College preparatory courses, remedial courses, and credits presented on high-school or homeschool transcripts are not accepted. Southern Adventist University is not a member of the International Baccalaureate program.

Age Requirement

As a residential university, Southern's minimum-age requirement is 17. Exceptions are rare.

Admission Interview

Interviews are not required for admission to Southern, but we strongly recommend that you meet with an enrollment counselor if you have any questions.