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Admissions Process for Homeschool Students

TMU aims to further cement the biblical foundations you have set in your homeschooling – all while providing the excellent academic and student life experience which prepares each student for career success, but also for Christ-honoring lives in the home, church, and community.

See more Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) for Homeschool Students.

Financial Aid for Home School Students

Homeschool Admission Requirements:

  • Faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord

  • The average incoming GPA at TMU is between 3.5-3.6. Minimum high school GPA of 2.75.

  • 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

  • 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 Biological and Physical Sciences 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.

College Credit

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.

Application Checklist


Complete Your Application

Online Application

Complete and submit an application online. It saves your progress if you need to continue later. Your application will include:

  1. Two personal statements, 400-500 words each.
  2. Pastor Recommendation. The form will be automatically emailed to your pastor when you are prompted on the application. Read: Why does TMU require personal statements and recommendations?
  3. Test scores & transcripts


Official Transcript(s)

Transcripts must be requested from current or most recent school. Transcripts may be emailed to admissions@masters.edu or mailed directly to

Office of Admissions

21726 Placerita Canyon Rd.,

Newhall, CA 91321

Homeschool Transcripts:

  • Transcripts include each class from 9th grade with a letter grade assigned to each class.
  • The transcript must use a credit system to calculate GPA.
  • The transcript must be current through the date of applying and a final transcript must be submitted upon completion of schooling.
  • Final transcripts must include the graduation date.

If the transcript is produced by the parent, then a parental signature is required along with the date of signing. Please include only the last four digits of the student’s social security number on the transcript. Transcripts must be emailed or sent to TMU by the parent, not the student.

Sample Transcript

The GED or California Proficiency Exam are accepted in absence of a final transcript.


ACT, SAT or CLT scores

waived for transfer applicants

TMU accepts ACT, SAT or CLT scores.

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. A minimum CLT score of 61 is recommended. See more CLT details here.

  1. Send ACT scores HERE. The College Board Code for ACT is 0303

  2. Send SAT scores HERE. The College Board Code for SAT is 4411


Financial Aid

Once admitted, your financial aid application is automatically submitted to our financial aid office. This does not include the FAFSA, so be sure to complete it at fafsa.ed.gov with our Federal School Code 001220. Students may also complete additional applications for Music, Athletics, and outside scholarships.

We offer merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, and federal/state Aid. In general, all aid is awarded up to 4 years/8 semesters and evenly disbursed between the two semesters.

Financial Aid Total Cost Calculator


Application Deadlines

Application Opens

Complete your application starting September 1 for the Fall 2021 semester. Students applying for on-campus undergraduate programs apply here.

Sep 1

Financial Aid Opens

Complete your federal student aid by creating an ‘FSA ID’ now at fafsa.ed.gov. TMU’s federal school code is 001220

Oct 1

Virtual Preview Day

Prospective and admitted students and families are invited to join the Virtual Preview Day Q&A session via Zoom! at 3:30 p.m. PDT. Register Now

Oct 1

Early Application Deadline

Applications submitted after November 1 will incur a $40 application fee

Nov 1

Financial Aid Priority Deadline

Complete your FAFSA before this date to qualify for the maximum amount of aid.

Mar 2

National Decision Deadline

Complete your deposit and commit for Fall 2021

May 1

Admitted Students Day (ASD)

Admitted Students and Families are welcome on-campus for a special event. Register Now

Apr 22

Week Of Welcome (WOW)

Orientation week prior to the start of Fall Classes. Learn More

Last Week of August

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