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Welcome Homeschool Students!

The 13 accredited Adventist colleges and universities in North America want to welcome you to explore Adventist higher education. These 13 colleges offer you opportunities to continue your learning in an environment known for personal attention from professors and plenty of ways for you to personalize your learning experience. Read the information below or download Admission Tips for Home School Students here.

Recommended Home School Study Sequence. To have the best chance to succeed in college, it’s important to take a broad mix of high school courses. The following is a generally recommended college preparatory study sequence for home school students. PLEASE check with the individual school(s) you are interested in to confirm this information.

  • 9th grade: Algebra I, English I, Religion/Bible, Physical Science, Foreign Language I, Computer Literacy
  • 10th grade: Geometry, English II, Religion/Bible, World History, Biology, Foreign Language II
  • 11th grade: Algebra II, English III, Religion/Bible, Chemistry, U.S. History
  • 12th grade: Pre-Calculus, English IV, Religion/Bible, Physics, Government or Economics, Health

 Music, Fine Arts, Physical Education and Practical Arts courses are also important to include as part of a balanced mix of high school course work.

Getting Started with College Admissions
Each of the 13 colleges and universities has different admission requirements. The requirements most relevant to you will likely depend on what type of home school program you complete.

Supporting Admissions Documents. In addition, you will likely be asked to provide each school you are applying to with supporting admissions documents. These may include the following:

  • Preparing your transcript. If you completed an alternative or self-designed program of study you may be asked to prepare a transcript, including a description of each course/subject, when you took the course and the grade you received. You may also want to provide additional information, such as extra curricular activities or other accomplishments. If you took courses from a correspondence school, ask the school to send an official transcript of your work to each college you are applying to. You can download the transcript request form here.
  • When to send your transcript.  You can send your 6-semester transcript after you complete your junior year in school and most of the Adventist colleges and universities will use it to make a conditional admission decision. The decision is conditional because the college will still need to receive a final copy of your completed high school transcript showing you meet the admission requirements before your admission will be final. (If you are applying to Kettering College or Adventist University of Health Sciences, you need to wait until you complete the first semester of your senior year and send a 7-semester transcript.) The transcript request form referenced previously includes proper address information for sending your transcripts to each Adventist college or university.
  • Test scores. All of the regionally accredited Adventist colleges and universities in North America require freshman applicants to submit ACT and/or SAT test scores. Because of some of the variations in homeschool programs, your scores on these nationally normed tests will be used by the colleges (a) for admission purposes to properly rank your high school experience with other students who are applying and/or (b) to serve as a guide in placing you in the correct college courses. Preparing for the test and doing well is important and can also mean receiving additional scholarship money. 
  • Sending test scores. You can designate which colleges receive your test scores at the time you register to take the ACT or SAT or anytime after by clicking on the here for the ACT and here for the SAT. The correct code for each Adventist college is listed below and it is also on the transcript request form here.
  • Personal statement. Some of the Adventist colleges and universities will ask you to submit a personal statement. You may be asked to write about your home school experience or another topic. You can submit this statement separately or you can complete it when you are filling out the Adventist Connect application (recommended).
  • Verify. After you submit all your materials, it's smart to check with each college 2-3 weeks after all your supporting admissions documents have arrived to be sure they have received them.
Below is your guide to sending your transcripts, test scores and other documents to the Adventist Colleges and Universities in North America.
Adventist University of Health Sciences

Office of Enrollment Services
Adventist University of Health Services
671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

SAT Code: 3614
ACT Code: 4907

Andrews University

Undergraduate Admissions
Andrews University
4150 Administration Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0740

SAT Code: 1030
ACT Code: 1992

Burman University (formerly Canadian University College)

Office of Admission
Burman University 
5414 College Avenue
Lacombe, Alberta T4L2E5

SAT Code: 0914
ACT Code: 5208

Kettering College

Admissions Office
Kettering College
3737 Southern Boulevard
Kettering, OH 45429-1299

SAT Code: 0602
ACT Code: 3279

La Sierra University

Office of Admissions & Records
La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Pkwy
Riverside, CA 92515

SAT Code: 4380
ACT Code: 0294

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University only accepts students who transfer from other colleges or who have already completed a bachelor's degree. No freshmen are accepted. You may learn more at

Oakwood University

Admission Office
Oakwood University
7000 Adventist Boulevard, NW
Huntsville, AL 35896

SAT Code: 1586
ACT Code: 0030

Pacific Union College

Enrollment Services
Pacific Union College
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508

SAT Code: 4600
ACT Code: 0362

Southern Adventist University

Office of Admissions
Southern Adventist University
4881 Taylor Circle
Collegedale, TN 37315-0371

SAT Code: 1727
ACT Code: 4006

Southwestern Adventist University

Office of Admissions
Southwestern Adventist University
Box 567
Keene, TX 76059

SAT Code: 6671
ACT Code: 4184

Union College

Enrollment Services
Union College
3800 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506-4300

SAT Code: 6865
ACT Code: 2480

Walla Walla University

Undergraduate Admissions
Walla Walla University
204 South College Avenue
College Place, WA 99324-3000

SAT Code: 4940
ACT Code: 4486

Washington Adventist University

Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

SAT Code: 5890
ACT Code: 1687