Acceptance into the accelerated college immersion programs is based upon self-motivation, courses already completed, and the curriculum used—thanks to a special arrangement with the IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The successful applicant should be working at an accelerated rate when compared to a public school student counterpart. Please note that homeschooled students are not required to have SAT, PSAT, ACT, or PLAN scores for entrance into our programs. However, an ACT or SAT test score would be helpful in assessing a student’s strengths and weaknesses and in planning future coursework.
To apply, simply complete the SPAN application (parent will sign under the School Endorsement section). Also provide the following items:
- Brief letter written by the student about why SPAN participation would be beneficial to his or her education.
- Brief letter written by the parent(s) or educator confirming that they believe the high school student would meet the academic rigors of college coursework and that the student has their support and endorsement. Please be sure to include information on the student’s participation in any other academically gifted programs or other information that may prove beneficial to our admissions personnel, such as awards and extracurricular activities.
- High school transcript—creating a high school transcript is easy. Please itemize each course completed by academic year. Provide the grade earned in the course. If the title does not make it clear as to subject content, please include a brief description of the course. For example, we understand what first-year algebra will cover in content, but we will not know what first-year integrated mathematics entails. In addition, please state when the student will complete all required courses. Then sign the transcript as the homeschool educator. We consider that transcript as official.
- Curriculum, author, and textbook used for each course.
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