Homeschooled Admissions

As a homeschooled student, your unique perspective and gifts are welcome at Wisconsin Lutheran College. We’re dedicated to making your transition to college as seamless as possible so you can step into your purpose as a bold Christian leader.

WLC has a strong reputation for empowering students like you to thrive on campus. We know students with an educational background like yours enrich the campus experience. With our small classes, supportive environment, and variety of on-campus clubs and activities, you’ll be set up to succeed.

The information on this page is here to provide homeschooled students the resources you need to understand admissions requirements and the application process. We encourage you to explore the rest of our site to discover your fit at WLC.

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Wisconsin Lutheran College is endorsed by Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). HSLDA is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

We don’t believe finances should stand in the way of a quality education. WLC offers financial aid and scholarship support to students to help reduce financial barriers and make your dream of a WLC education a reality.

As a homeschooled student, you can take advantage of affordable tuition and our $1,000 Homeschooled Scholarship. In addition, many of our merit-based awards (valued at up to $18,000/year) are renewable annually, up to four years, if a student remains in good standing.

In addition to our homeschooled scholarship and merit-based awards, you may qualify for a variety of additional WLC scholarship opportunities.



We welcome first-time freshman student applications any time after you have completed the equivalent of six semesters of high school coursework. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

In addition to completing our free online application, homeschooled students may be asked to submit the following downloadable forms:


Can I apply if I do not have a state-certified diploma or GED?

Yes. WLC does not require that you have a state-certified diploma or GED for admission. By assessing a student's standardized test scores and transcript, the college can verify that the student has completed the coursework necessary for college preparation.

What should be included in my transcript?

Your high school transcript personal information should include your full name, social security number, address, date of birth, gender and phone number. Necessary academic information includes a list of classes since the beginning of ninth grade, your grade earned and number of credits earned from each class.

Who should write my recommendation if my parent is my primary teacher?

Your recommendation should be completed by a non-family member, such as a pastor, employer, music teacher or coach, or anyone else familiar with your capabilities and potential.

What are the standardized test requirements?

WLC recommends that students have at least a 21 ACT (or SAT equivalent) and at least a 2.7 grade point average for admission. WLC accepts your highest score, so you are welcome to send in multiple test results. Your ACT/SAT score and grade point average are also used as standards for the merit awards.

The Young Scholars Program at Wisconsin Lutheran College offers homeschooled students, who meet program requirements, the opportunity to take college level courses at an accredited institution.

As a homeschooled student of high school age, you can take college courses at WLC at the same reduced rate the school district pays for the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) courses. This program enables you to get a jump start on your college career at a significant discount!

Learn more about young scholars

Young Scholars Application