PBA Perfect For Homeschooled Students
Palm Beach Atlantic University welcomes applications from homeschooled students and recognizes the value each one can bring to the institution. PBA is dedicated to assisting homeschooled students and has an appointed Homeschool Liaison to guide you through this process.
PBA continues the learning environment homeschoolers are accustomed to through both our small 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and average class size of 18 students. PBA is a great fit for homeschooled students to thrive both on and off campus:
- PBA is Florida’s top Christian university, where your professors are also your mentors and guides throughout your educational journey.
- Your safety is our top priority, which is why our Department of Campus Safety and Security offers round-the-clock escorts, 16 emergency call boxes, 24-hour campus patrols.
- The PBA community is a family. You will be welcomed and cared for by our staff and student body throughout Welcome Week, in your residence halls, and all across campus.
- We provide a First Year Experience course to help you adjust to PBA and plan for your next four years.
- You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in your field before graduation through internships while impacting the world and your local community through service in our “Workship” program.
Each year, PBA hosts a special day just for homeschooled students and their families, which allows them to come to campus and see firsthand what it’s like to be a student. The customized activities within our Homeschool Day demonstrate how students can grow intellectually, socially and spiritually in a supportive faith-based community and educational environment.
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- PBA offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs you can choose from.
- The Frederick M. Supper Honors Program brings together the books, speeches, music, art, architecture, films and ideas that will initiate you into the “Great Conversation.” You will be part of a community of learners from all majors who come together to challenge, encourage and support one another in your pursuit of wisdom and knowledge.
- The Developing Christian Leaders Program provides students with opportunities to continue growing as leaders. You’ll receive training and be further encouraged in your passion for leadership and community service, while impacting campus culture through various leadership positions.
- PBA offers merit-based Institutional scholarships while granting access to additional State and Federal programs.
What is the recommended homeschool curriculum?
Homeschool coursework should include at least 16 units of high school curriculum:
- 4 units of academic English
- 4 units of academic mathematics at a level of Algebra I or higher
- 3 units of academic natural science with substantial lab work
- 3 units of academic social science (history, government, economics, psychology)
- 2 units of academic world language (sequential in same language)
We also accept dual enrollment credit. Please reach out to the Homeschool Liaison for further questions or course recommendations regarding dual enrollment.
How do I apply to PBA?
- Complete the online application at apply.pba.edu/apply (note: there is a non-refundable $50 application fee).
- When selecting your “Institution,” please enter “Homeschool”.
- Complete the essay on the requested topic (part of the online application).
- Provide high school transcripts indicating course grades and successful completion of all high school requirements for graduation.
- Provide official SAT or ACT scores.
How do I create a homeschool transcript?
- Please see the homeschool transcript template for an example that you can utilize when creating your transcript.
- Other transcript formats are accepted.
- When calculating a weighted GPA, please note the following values: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, Honors, AP & Dual Enrollment credits add an additional 0.5 to the values.
Contact Emily Freeman, your Admissions Counselor and Homeschool Liaison.