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Homeschooled Students

Landmark College is a private, homeschool-friendly college for students who learn differently. Some of the aspects of our model that homeschooled students have found appealing include: 

  • Small class sizes 
  • ​One-on-one Academic Advising 
  • ​Executive function support 
  • ​Social pragmatics services and support 

In addition, we have short-term summer and online programs for homeschooled students looking to elevate their learning skills and study habits prior to making the college transition, and professional development opportunities for homeschooling parents looking to improve the classroom experience for their students. 

Learn more about why Landmark College is your best choice by requesting more information or scheduling a visit to our beautiful, southern Vermont campus. 

 

Admissions Policy for Homeschooled Students

The Homeschooled Student Admissions policy is a system designed to assist homeschooled students in the admissions process and to allow Landmark College to make informed decisions on each homeschooled applicant.

We understand there are several paths a homeschooled student may follow in order to receive their high school education, paths which may differ from state to state as well as from district to district.

Diploma-Granting Organizations

If you are completing your homeschool education under the umbrella of a diploma-granting organization, you will need to provide evidence of coursework completed, level of performance (grades), and a copy of the diploma.

GED or HSED

If you have received a GED or HSED following an approved curriculum endorsed by your local school committee or superintendent, you will need to provide your GED/HSED and your school committee/superintendent-approved academic plan (if any). 

Homeschooled students should also submit:

  • A completed and signed Application [PDF] (or apply online with a Universal Application)
  • $75 application fee, made payable to Landmark College (The fee is required unless you submit a fee waiver request.)
  • Psycho-Educational Testing (tests must have been administered within three years of applying)
    • ​​Cognitive testing A series of standardized tests used to evaluate the cognitive and intellectual abilities of the student. Complete scores, including sub-tests, are required to provide a comprehensive understanding of the applicant. Please submit one of the following:
      • ​Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
      • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
      • Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Test (WJ Cog)
    • Reading achievement testing
      Provides a three-dimensional picture of the applicant's reading abilities, measuring vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and reading rate. Please submit one of the following:
      • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)
      • Woodcock Johnson Achievement Test (WJ Ach)
      • Nelson Denny Reading Test
      • Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT)  
  • Diagnosis of a learning disability, ADHD, or ASD
    Current diagnosis by a professional is a requirement for admission to Landmark College. (Students who do not have a current diagnosis are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss their individual situation/circumstances.)

Portfolios

In the absence of official transcript information from a diploma-granting organization or from the approving school district, GED/HSED, and statistical information, the admissions office has a difficult task assessing comparability of your educational preparedness for college level entrance. To help evaluate your academic readiness, we require you to provide a portfolio of your work indicative of your academic achievement. 

The Portfolio may include:

  • Coursework or grades from classes taken from educational institutions
  • AP Tests
  • Achievement Test
  • Recommendations from qualified tutors or teachers
  • Work examples:
    • Independent research projects
    • Writing samples: research papers, reports, essays, or other writing examples
    • Evidence of completed units in history, math, science, and other academic subject areas
    • Descriptions of books and other curricular materials used in your high school-level education experience
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