"I entered Ferrum a bright-eyed college freshmen with big goals and very high expectations of entering veterinary school after my four years. In September of 2010 I will start as a freshmen veterinary student at the University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland."

—Andrea Henderson '10

Ferrum College welcomes homeschooled students. The admissions and scholarship processes and requirements for homeschooled students are the same as for all other incoming freshmen.

How to Apply:

1.  Complete the Ferrum College application for admission in one of two ways:  

2.  Submit your Homeschool Transcript.

3.  Provide Official ACT (CEEB Code 4352) or SAT (CEEB Code 5213) scores.

ATTENTION APPLICANTS:  For 2016 and 2017 applicants, Ferrum College will accept both the new SAT and the old SAT. We will compare your scores using concordance tables to determine your highest scores on either the new SAT or the old SAT.  Sending your scores each time you take the SAT can benefit you by allowing Ferrum College to consider you for all available enrollment-related opportunities.

4.  Optional:  Ferrum College is excited to partner with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. We are committed to reviewing every applicant as a unique individual. Simply copy and paste your link into the Ferrum application. Sign up today at https://www.zeemee.com.


High School Preparation:

The recommended high school curriculum for home schooled students consists of:
    •    Four years of English
    •    Three years of Mathematics (at least through Algebra 1)
    •    Three years of Social Science (History, Government, Economics, etc)
    •    Two years of Foreign Languages
    •    Two years of Science (at least one lab)
    •    Two years of Electives

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):

Do I need to have a GED?

No, a GED is not necessary for home schooled students to be considered for admissions or for scholarship purposes.

What if I don’t have a transcript?

To make an admissions decision, a record of materials studied and grades received is necessary. You can either create your own, or just download the Home School Transcript template.

What if I’ve taken college classes?

Ferrum College will accept transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions. See Dual Enrollment Credit for more details.

Who should I call if I have questions?

Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail the Ferrum College Admissions Office (see contact information on the right side of the page). In addition, you will be assigned a personal Admissions Counselor who will walk you through the enrollment process. The counselor assigned to you will be based on the location of your high school.  Visit our Meet the Recruitment Staff page to find which Admissions Counselor travels to and assists students from your area.

How do I schedule a visit?

You may schedule a private tour online or contact the Admissions Office.  We will be happy to help you schedule your visit. You may also register to come during one of our Panther Preview sessions during the fall or spring.