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Homeschooled Students

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Welcome, Homeschoolers!

Covenant College enjoys a large number of homeschooled students in our student body. In fact, our population of students who come to Covenant from a homeschool background has risen from 4% in 1995 to nearly 30% today!

Here we address a few topics that homeschooled students and parents are often interested in. If you have a question we don't answer here, please contact us and we'll be glad to talk with you!


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Covenant College offers students an academically rigorous liberal arts education, equipping them to explore and express the preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things. Consistent with this mission, the average freshman has the following academic record from high school:

  • 3.44 - 3.89 GPA unweighted
  • 81 - 96 CLT range
  • 24 - 30 ACT composite range
  • 1130 - 1350 SAT range

While this is the average academic profile that characterizes our student body, potential applicants should keep in mind that we consider every application on an individual basis. Transfer applicants are considered in light of this academic profile, as well as academic performance in any college-level coursework. Anyone interested in a Covenant College education should apply.

Your high school curriculum should include at least 16 units, with each unit representing one year of satisfactory work in a particular subject. We recommend that your units be distributed as follows:

  • English: 4 units
  • Math: 3 units
  • History or Social Studies: 2 units
  • Natural Science: 2 units
  • Foreign Language: 2 units of the same language
  • Electives: 3 or 4 units

As we require of all applicants, we will need a complete transcript of all your high school work for ninth through twelfth grades. An umbrella homeschool organization or the teaching parents may submit your transcript to us. Your transcript should include:

  • Years of study
  • Course titles
  • Letter grades
  • Credits or carnegie units completed
  • Grading scale
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Graduation date

If you are not part of an umbrella program that provides a transcript, we have developed some free transcript resources that you can download and edit to create your own electronic transcript (our recommendation). You can also print a blank copy and fill in. You are not required to use this transcript form for Covenant, and you are free to share these resources with your friends as you tell them about Covenant. The Guide provides an explanation of the sections of the transcript. The Sample gives you a reference of how the transcript could be presented. The GPA Calculation Table allows you to easily calculate a GPA for inclusion on the transcript.

If you are completing any dual-enrollment courses (college-level courses that you want to use for both high school and college credit), please indicate the name of the college on your application for Admission. Your dual enrollment coursework should be included on your high school transcript. To determine transfer credit, please submit an official transcript from each institution you have enrolled in courses.

All applicants are required to submit an Academic Reference Form completed by someone who knows you in an academic setting. This form cannot be completed by a parent or any other relative. You may ask another teacher, tutor, music instructor, coach, or even a Sunday School teacher to complete this form. While the required form must be completed by someone other than a relative, we welcome any additional comments from your parents that will help us get to know you better as a student. Your parent(s) may write a letter of recommendation in addition to the Academic Reference Form.

Homeschooled students are eligible for federal aid through submitting the FAFSA if:

  1. You have completed a high school program (evident with a graduation date on a transcript or letter from your parents), or
  2. You are beyond the age of compulsory attendance of the state in which the college is located. The age of compulsory attendance in Georgia is 16.

Please see the Costs & Financial Aid section for more information.

Each homeschool applicant is considered for Merit-Based Scholarships and Institutional Grants based on their application for Admission. In addition, students who graduate from a homeschool program will receive a $1,000 Homeschool Scholarship as part of their financial aid package. Eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of high school as a homeschooled student
  • Must graduate high school as a homeshooled student

Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor