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Home-Schooled Students

Innovation is a fundamental element of the Wright State experience.

We are happy to partner with students who have had a home schooled education. A home school background provides higher education institutions with students who are innovators and pioneers in the education frontier. 

Application Process

Home schooled students should submit the following to complete the application process:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
  • $30.00 application fee
  • Official ACT/SAT scores
  • Official home school transcript, including any work in progress (a final transcript with graduation date posted upon completion of courses)
  • Copy of written verification from the district superintendent that the student has been excused from compulsory attendance for the student’s final year of home education
  • Other documents upon request (which may include course content descriptions, book lists, or other related documentation)

Note: Home schooled students who have earned credit for college courses through Ohio’s College Credit Plus, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or a dual enrollment program, must submit official transcripts after the completion of these courses. Students in their final year of high school level courses do not need to submit college transcripts for Wright State to make an admission decision. 

Application materials should be submitted to:
Wright State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Admission Requirements

Recommended Admissions Criteria

The academic preparation of a home schooled student will be evaluated based on the same recommended admission criteria as traditionally educated students.

High school graduates will be granted admission to Wright State University if they meet one of the following options:

Option 1

  • Complete the Ohio Core curriculum*


  • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0


  • Achieve an ACT composite score of 15 or SAT total score SAT 830 

Option 2

  • Complete the Ohio Core curriculum *


  • Achieve a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5


  • Submit any ACT/SAT score

*Out-of-state students must complete an equivalent rigorous curriculum

Recommended High School Course Work for Admission

  • 4 years English
  • 4 years Mathematics (including Algebra II or equivalent)
  • 3 years Science (including lab based experience)
  • 3 years of Social Studies (including American History, American Government and Economics/Financial Literacy, integrated or stand alone)
  • 2 years of the same foreign language
  • 1 Fine Arts Course
  • Additional Credits as required by the Ohio Core