Home Schooled Student Admissions

Post University welcomes applications from home-schooled students wishing to pursue further education. We recognize the important contributions home-schooled students make, both in the classroom and in student life. If you are a student who has been home-schooled and are interested in admission to Post University, you should submit the following:

  1. Request an official application for admission from the Office of Admissions, complete the form, and return it to the Post University Admissions address provided below. A $25 non-refundable application fee must accompany the application. You may apply online, at no cost, by clicking here.
  2. In lieu of a high school transcript, we ask that you present Post University with a portfolio of the work you consider most indicative of your academic achievements. This may include 2 to 3 records, such as grades from community college courses, AP exam results, examples of independent research in mathematics, science, any other academic subjects, or proof of completing graduation requirements.
  3. Have the results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) forwarded to the Office of Admissions. Home-school portfolios come to us without a basis for comparison. In this context, SAT and ACT scores take on added importance and help us to evaluate every student's academic preparedness. Our school code for the SAT is 3698 and the school code for the ACT is 0580.
  4. Essay/Personal Statement. We ask you to write about yourself telling us why you chose home schooling and describing your experience.
  5. Letters of Recommendation. This is particularly important for home-schooled students, and we encourage you to select your recommenders carefully. Recommenders should be qualified to evaluate you as a student, an individual, and a member of the community.
  6. Schedule an optional personal interview and a campus tour. To schedule a visit, click here.

For the purpose of this policy, a home-schooled student is defined as someone who has completed a secondary school education in a home school setting that is treated as a home school or private school under state law.

Home schooled students who have completed a home based secondary education and are at least 18 years of age are eligible for admission to Post University and Post University's Accelerated Degree Program upon satisfaction of all the University's standard admission requirements. The applicant should submit transcripts from any secondary school attended, a high school study plan signed by the parent of provider of the home schooling, and a state secondary completion credential if such documents exist.

However, not all states, including Connecticut, require or issue transcripts, a high school study plan, or a state secondary school credential. In the absence of such documents, the student must sit for and pass a GED federal or state high school equivalency exam.

Home school applicants are required to seek a personal interview with a Post University admissions counselor.  Home school applicants denied admission to the University may appeal that decision to the Provost or his designee.

If and when the State of Connecticut enacts laws or issues policies regarding home-schooled students or their admission to State licensed colleges and universities, this policy will be revised and reissued to ensure compliance with Connecticut State Regulations.

Please send your completed application and all other required materials to:

Office of Admissions
Post University
P.O. Box 2540
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, Connecticut 06723-2540

Telephone: 203.596.4520 or 800.345.2562
Fax: 203.841.1163
E-mail may be directed to: admissions@post.edu

Admissions Decision Policy

Post University subscribes to a rolling admissions policy. The Office of Admissions makes every effort to notify candidates of their admission decision approximately three weeks after receiving a completed application. In some cases, the Admissions Committee may defer making a final decision until it has received a report of the candidate's midterm grades or until a personal interview takes place. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks, feel free to contact the Admissions office to check the status of your application.

Accepted Student Reply Date

Post University has a rolling admissions policy and likewise, a rolling deposit policy. If you are planning to attend Post University you may "save a seat" by submitting your deposits within 30 days of receipt of your acceptance letter. Please print and fill out the Enrollment Deposit Form & Housing Request Form, and submit along with your deposit.  All deposits are credited towards your tuition.

All students who want to attend Post University in the Fall must let us know by May 1st.  However, due to our small campus size, we strongly advise you to let us know of your intention to start classes within 30 days of receipt of your acceptance letter by signing the letter and returning it with the required deposits.

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Return your Enrollment Deposit Form
  2. Submit a deposit of $150 within 30 days. This deposit guarantees your enrollment in the University.
  3. If you intend to live on campus, you must submit your Housing form and include a room deposit of $150.

All deposits are credited towards your tuition

After May 1, admissions deposits are accepted subject to seating and residence hall availability.