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Home and Private School Prospective Students

Information for prospective students that were home- or private-schooled.

Home Schooled Applicants

During the application process, you will be asked to indicate how you have completed secondary education. BYU-Idaho requires Freshman applicants who are homeschooled to satisfy one of the following requirements:

Complete a homeschool program that satisfies your state's secondary education requirements
Pass the GED or another state-approved high school equivalency exam
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College work completed prior to high school graduation or as part of a homeschool program will be considered concurrent enrollment work. Students completing such coursework will be considered as Freshmen (not as transfer students). 

If you indicate that you will complete a qualifying homeschool program, you will self-report your home school GPA on the application and be required to submit home school transcripts if you are admitted. Please download and fill out the Homeschool Transcript form.

For more information or questions regarding homeschooled applicants, contact BYU-Idaho at (208) 496-1411or


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BYU-Idaho, along with the other Church Education System institutions, relies on accreditation from national accreditation agencies to ensure that academic work meets acceptable, verified standards. You may apply as a graduate of a US-accredited institution if your homeschool program is accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:

-Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA)
-New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
-Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)
-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
-Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)

In addition to accreditation from these agencies, an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma is also considered as being accredited.

International Academic Work

Secondary education and college work completed outside the United States must be evaluated according to our  instructions for evaluating international educational records. International work, and other work not accredited by one of the agencies listed above will not be accepted for admission evaluation.

Academic Evaluation

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