Information for Home School Students
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.
New York State residents who enroll in online correspondence high school programs of study are not considered HOME SCHOOLED as per the New York State Department of Education. Please refer to the section regarding online correspondence high school programs of study.
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 as required by the New York State Department of Education.
This can be done by
- Providing an official letter of completion of all high school requirements signed by the home district superintendent (or designee).
- Providing the official score report of the TASC (GED).
A national matriculation examination from a foreign country will not be recognized as evidence of graduation.