The Polytechnic Institute of New York University welcomes applications from homeschooled students. All homeschooled applicants must submit a complete application for admission, the personal statements/essay, the undergraduate statistical form, and the application fee. Other admissions requirements for homeschooled students have been modified to take into consideration the variety of settings in which homeschooling can occur, and are listed below.
A transcript indicating the coursework you have completed and that which is in progress is required. The transcript should indicate grades that have been received for each course. Detailed performance evaluations are helpful, but not required. While courses do not have to be named in traditional terms, a brief summary of course content is required. Other materials, such as course bibliographies or syllabi, may be submitted, but are not required. If homeschooling has been supplemented by formal coursework either at the secondary school or post-secondary level, official transcripts from the school(s) or college(s) are required.
All applicants to NYU-Poly, including homeschooled applicants, must submit official score reports from either the SAT Reasoning Test, or the ACT with the ACT Writing Test. Homeschooled students must also submit at least two SAT Subject Test scores.
Homeschooled applicants must provide at least two recommendations, including one from the person(s) who has served as the primary instructor or who has primary responsibility for assessing the applicant's academic performance. A second recommendation should be from an individual who is able to provide information concerning the applicant's readiness to begin studies at NYU-Poly, and should be from someone other than a parent.
Homeschooled applicants are not required to present an equivalency diploma to be considered for admission. However, NYU-Poly policy requires certification of completion of secondary school for all enrolled students prior to graduation from the Institute. As such, homeschooled students must either be able to provide a homeschool diploma or certificate of completion that is considered the equivalent of a high school diploma in the applicant’s home state, or they must be willing, if admitted, to apply for a New York State equivalency diploma upon the completion of twenty-four college credits.