Roberts Wesleyan College recognizes that greater numbers of students are receiving instruction at home instead of through a traditional high school program. Homeschooled students are required to submit application materials as stated for all students. Homeschoolers who submit work to an established school program (e.g., Christian Liberty Satellite Academy) should have the organization send a transcript. Otherwise, students should provide a copy of the reading list, information regarding the curriculum used in their homeschool program during the 9th - 12th grade years, and a transcript of grades received. Students are also required to submit their SAT or ACT scores.
New York residents wishing to receive TAP (Tuition Assistance Program—state grant) need to demonstrate the "Ability to Benefit" (ATB) from higher education. Presently, the SAT and ACT are not acceptable ATB tests. G.E.D. or high school diplomas (from a school registered with the State of New York) are accepted, as are passing scores on one of several basic skills tests. See the Federal Student Aid website for a complete list of ATB tests.
Roberts Wesleyan College offers the Accuplacer (an ATB approved test) on campus for the convenience of our homeschooled students. To schedule Accuplacer testing contact the Office of Admissions or the Learning Center. Homeschoolers may be required to submit a G.E.D. if their records are of marginal academic quality. Admission of homeschooled students will weigh heavily upon test scores, writing ability, and academic curriculum. While admission interviews are not required, they are strongly recommended.