Admissions Process for Homeschool Students
We love helping students transition into life at Master’s and our homeschool students are no different. At TMU, we seek to build upon the biblical foundation and truth-centered education you have grown to value. With roughly 1/3 of our on-campus population coming from a homeschool background, we have extensive experience aiding students in the admissions process. If at any point you have questions about your application, please feel free to call our office. Each admissions counselor is ready to assist you and make your admission to the University as simple as possible.
John MacArthur on Home School
Homeschool Admission Requirements:
Faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
Minimum high school GPA of 2.75 (The average incoming GPA at TMU is between 3.5-3.6)
Minimum SAT score of 1020 (combined critical reading / math) or minimum ACT score of 21. Average SAT score is 1150 and average ACT score is 24 Note: The essay portions of both exams are not required. TMU also accepts the CLT** exam. **Please note the CLT may limit the financial aid an applicant is eligible to receive
High School Diploma with required coursework as demonstrated on your transcript.
High School Requirements:
4 Years of English
3 Years of Math
2 Years of History
2 Years of Science
(Foreign Language is encouraged but not required for admittance) Note: For prospective Biology majors, students are encouraged to take as many challenging science courses as possible with at least one year of biology and one year of chemistry. Physics and Calculus will also be helpful in preparing potential biology students.
Students may take courses for college credit between tenth and twelfth grade. See our list of articulation agreements to determine which classes apply to general education requirements. (Link: http://www.masters.edu/registrar/#articulations). Official transcripts from each college or university are required to receive transferrable credit. CLEP, AP, and IB units are accepted. Maximum number of CLEP units is 18 and maximum combined CLEP, AP, and IB units is 32 units.
1. Complete your Online Application:
Create an “account” at the link above or on the “apply now” page. This account (typically referred to as a ‘portal’) is where a student can reference their application and see what documents are still outstanding for admission. Complete and submit an application here.
The Master’s University requires two personal statements as part of the application process (approx. 300-500 words each), so plan accordingly. These are included in the online application and an application will not be reviewed until essays are submitted.
A $40 application fee is required for all applications. The fee will be waived for Fall applications submitted before November 15.
Pastor Recommendation Form:
Must be completed by non-relative within your church. The recommendation can be filled out by a head pastor, associate pastor, youth pastor, or elder. The form is sent directly to the pastor by inputting the pastor’s email address when prompted on the application.
Transcripts must be requested from current or most recent school. Transcripts may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed directly to
Office of Admissions 21726 Placerita Canyon Rd., Newhall, CA 91321
If you are ordering your transcripts through Parchment, our school name is spelled precisely as: “Master`S University And Seminary” (you may want to copy+paste)
Notes on homeschool Transcripts:
A homeschool transcript should include each class studied beginning in ninth grade with a letter grade assigned each class. Use a credit system to calculate GPA. The transcript should be current through the date of applying and a final transcript must be submitted upon completion of schooling. Final transcripts must include graduation date.
If the transcript is produced by the parent, then a parental signature is required along with date of signing. Please include only the last four digits of the student’s social security number on the transcript.
For a recommended transcript example, please click here
The GED or California Proficiency Exam are accepted in absence of a final transcript.
Fall 2019 application opens.
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Sept 1, 2018
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Oct 1, 2018
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Feb 1, 2019
Financial Aid Awarded
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President Scholarship Deadline
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Feb 19, 2019
Financial Aid Deadline
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March 2, 2019