The University of Michigan-Dearborn is a homeschooler-friendly university.
We welcome students who have received personal educational attention while studying at home, and we invite them to apply and enroll at UM-Dearborn. Our small classroom environment ensures that students receive personal attention.
Over the years, UM-Dearborn has enrolled many homeschooled students who have been successful at completing their University of Michigan degree.
Admissibility is based on a trend of grades (and mix of academic courses will be considered), test scores (SAT or ACT), trend of grades and types of courses taken.
Often, homeschooled students have taken college courses which are used to earn a high school diploma. Additionally, any transferable credits will be included on the student's Transfer Equivalency Worksheet (TEW) and will indicate how these courses transfer to UM-Dearborn.
Homeschooled students, like other students, are required to submit proof of graduation (diploma or passing GED scores) prior to enrollment at UM-Dearborn.
Homeschooled students are encouraged to complete a similar sequence of courses as the State of Michigan's Merit Curriculum. This ensures that homeschooled students are appropriately prepared for the coursework and faculty expectations at UM-Dearborn.
Homeschooled students are welcomed to enroll in college courses at UM-Dearborn and are eligible to do so through our IGNITE Program (Inspiring Gifted and Nurturing Individuals Through Enrichment). High School students in their Junior and Senior year usually enroll in IGNITE. An IGNITE Scholarship pays half of the tuition and fees up to a maximum of eight credit hours per term for the fall and winter semesters only. Visit the Dual Enrollment page for more information.
Homeschooled students who have at least a 3.50 GPA at the time of admission and at least a 25 ACT score are strongly encouraged to interview for the Honors Program. Visit the Honors Program page for more information.
Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition.
- AP testing for homeschooled students
- Homeschool Educational Resources from ACT
- UM-Dearborn Math Circle for middle-school and high-school aged students
**If you prefer to not apply online, print and fill out this paper Application for Admission ($30 application fee will apply).