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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog



Application Fees

Applications within their respective deadlines should

be accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee of

$40.00. Those who encounter a financial hardship may

submit a Fee Waiver Request available on our website


The application fee

is waived for students who apply prior to the Early

Action Deadline.


Early Action Applicants

Early Action is intended for students with strong

academic records who have selected The Master’s

College as their first choice. Students interested in

Early Action should submit their application and

supporting credentials no later than November 15.

All forms must be postmarked by November 15.

Applicants not admitted for Early Action will have

their file reviewed once additional information is


Freshman Applicants

1. The applicant should be a high school senior or

graduate with a minimum of eleven courses from

grades 9 through 12 as follows: English - 4 years;

Mathematics - 3 years; Science - 2 years;

History - 2 years.

2. The applicant must take the SAT I or ACT. These

scores help assess preparedness for a collegiate


3. The College may admit students who have not

graduated from traditional high school. These

students must present a satisfactory G.E.D.

certificate or pass the California High School

Proficiency Examination and meet all other

admission requirements.

Freshman Homeschooled Applicants

The Master’s College welcomes applications from

anyone who has been home-schooled for all or part

of their high school education. The requirements for

admission are as follows:

1. The applicant should have completed a high

school curriculum as follows: English - 4 units;

Mathematics - 3 units; History - 2 units; Science

- 2 units. One unit represents two semesters or

one school year.

2. The applicant must take the SAT I or ACT. These

scores help assess preparedness for a collegiate


3. The Master’s College accepts transcripts produced

by home-schooling parents as well as transcripts

provided by charter, cluster, or publishing


The following format should be used when submitting

a home-school transcript. Beginning with Grade 9, the

transcript should include the following information:

- Course title (i.e., Algebra I, English 10, etc.)

- Grade earned- when providing grade

information, be sure to provide a scale that

shows the relationship between percentages

and earned letter grades, even if

percentages are recorded.

- Credit earned- the standard measure for

awarding credit is the Carnegie Unit, which

awards one (1) credit for completion of a

full year course that meets daily.

Curricula vary from one home-schooling program

to another. Applicants should provide a written

explanation of the curriculum used and the

educator’s teaching methods. The following

information should be included with the applicant’s


- Who is ultimately responsible for setting up

curriculum and selecting materials?

- What type of curriculum and materials did

the educator(s) use?

- Who was responsible for providing


- Were tutors used in some areas and not in


- Who recorded grades and how?

- What type of independent, standardized

testing was used to measure the student’s

progress against a larger population?

4. Some home-schooled applicants may finish their

high school education at an accelerated pace and

be ready to attend The Master’s College at an