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Home School Information Sheet

As home schooling, in most instances, is a more holistic educational experience than traditional high school programs, we require a more comprehensive application submission, following the format for home schooling as outlined in the NYS Commissioner of Education's Regulations-Section 100.10.

The application process

In addition to the general undergraduate admission requirements in effect at the time of application, New Paltz asks that home schooled applicants 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.

Please note that the application for admission will not be reviewed until all required documentation is received.

Accepted and planning to attend

Home-schooled students must provide documentation of successful completion of the high school home school program.

This can be done by one of these methods:

  • Providing an official notation of completion from the local school district.
  • Providing the official score report of the 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.

A national matriculation examination from a foreign country will not be recognized as evidence of graduation.

Important Note for NYS Residents:

Residents of New York State may not use an out-of-state on line correspondence program of high school study to meet the requirements for high school or a high school diploma in New York State (NYSED-3/20/2008).