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A Great Education Starts at Home

We welcome applications from students schooled at home. The educational and life experiences of students schooled at home contribute immensely to the diversity of our student body. ¬†We impose no special or extra requirements for our home-schooled applicants. At the same time it’s important for home-schooled students to recognize that their credentials may lack some or most of the information typically found in the transcripts, grades and academic programs of students schooled in more traditional settings. For that reason, we recommend that home-schooled students do their best to help us see their academic performance in the clearest possible light.

In recent years successful home-schooled applicants have chosen one or more of the following methods: taking courses in local college or community college; joining organizations in their community; providing samples of their academic projects (for example, essays or research papers) and detailed descriptions of their courses; sending more than one recommendation from non-family-members who know them well and can comment specifically on their capacity for high-level academic work; taking and submitting optional SAT Subject Tests.

Questions from home schooled applicants and their family members are welcome. Please contact us at 919-966-3621 or through unchelp@admissions.unc.edu and we will happily assist you.

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