Home Schooled Students: You Won’t Get Lost In The Crowd


As a home schooled student, we know that you are used to personalized attention and expect an education that will help you achieve your goals and aspirations, with flexibility and plenty of choices.  Tiffin University’s students are part of a diverse population of “individuals,” who together form a vibrant community. You can rest assured that you won’t get lost in the crowd!  In fact, your experience as a home schooler will contribute a great deal to our academic and social vitality.

The TU Campus: A Welcoming Community

At TU, you’ll discover an exciting and attractive campus, where most of our incoming freshmen live.  We realize that each student has individual desires and needs, and we offer a number of housing arrangements.

Beyond the classroom, our students enjoy a wide variety of extracurricular activities.  As a freshman at TU, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in athletics, the performing arts, intramurals and clubs.

Making The Transition

We are confident you’ll find the same kind of personal commitment, flexibility and choices that you’ve been accustomed to as a home schooler in making the transition to college life. We are very interested in having you visit us and apply for admission.

Schedule A Visit

Scheduling a visit is the best way to experience in person the real advantages and real opportunities you can expect to receive from your Tiffin University education.  This visit also allows you to meet one-on-one with an admissions representative, our faculty and current TU students. For more information on scheduling an individual visit, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (419) 448-3423, or toll-free at (800) 968-6446 ext. 3423.

Applying For Admission

Tiffin University adheres to the National Center of Home Education's Recommended College Admissions Policies.

1. Home school graduates seeking admission are required to take one of the two major college entrance exams, the SAT or ACT, and submit an official copy of the score reports to Tiffin University.  Home school graduates are not required to score any higher than graduates from public or private high schools.

2. Home schooled students are required to produce a transcript demonstrating completion of high school. A Tiffin University home school credit evaluation form may be completed in lieu of a transcript. To obtain a downloadable form, please click in the following link: HomeSchoolTranscript Form

3. Home schooled students are recommended to meet the following course requirements:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of Math
  • Three units of Science
  • Three units of Social Studies

4. Home schooled students are required to submit a writing sample.  The subject of the writing sample is at the discretion of the student.

5. Home schooled students are required to submit a resume that encompasses a reading list, educational travel, extracurricular activities and any employment information.

6. Home schooled students are required to meet their States' requirements for graduation.

Home schooled students are eligible to compete for both academic and talent-based scholarships. Your ACT or SAT score can help qualify you for scholarships.


If you have any questions about our undergraduate degree programs, please contact our Admissions Office at (800) 968-6446 ext. 3423. or e-mail Admiss@tiffin.edu