GROVE CITY COLLEGE is homeschooler friendly. Since its founding in 1876, Grove City College, committed to Christian principles, has striven to be equal in academic quality to the finest four year colleges. Wishing to remain independent and to retain its distinctive qualities as a private, school governed by private citizens (trustees), Grove City is one of the few colleges in the country that does not accept state or federal money. It seeks to provide liberal and professional education of the highest quality that is within the reach of families with modest means who desire a college that will strengthen their children's spiritual and moral character.
At Grove City College you will find professors who enjoy teaching. The 129 full-time faculty members have chosen the college because it affords them the opportunity to interact with inquisitive students. Their goal is to prepare students with the skills and character needed to make a living - and a life. At Grove City College the exchange of ideas is invigorating and challenging, and learning is fun. The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and 80 percent of the faculty members hold doctorate degrees.
The College welcomes the applications of homeschoolers. Homeschoolers must follow the application instructions as outlined on the Application Instruction pages, including the submission of some form of a transcript and an outline of extracurricular activities. The transcript should include the studentís course of study, grades if available, and standardized test scores (SAT or ACT). The required letters of recommendation should come from individuals outside the home. Small portfolios are welcome, but not required. An interview is strongly recommended. Homeschoolers may supplement their homeschool course work with college courses; however, if a student enrolls full-time at a college that student will be considered as a transfer applicant.
We recognize that each homeschool family is unique. To better understand the student's high school experience, we highly encourage a personal interview. Students should be prepared to elaborate on courses they have studied and activities they have participated in outside the home. Since many homeschooled students do not have grades, SAT and ACT scores are especially important when determining a student's ability to succeed academically at Grove City.
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