Home-Schooled Students

California Baptist University provides a welcoming environment for college students who have been home-schooled. CBU's small classes and caring faculty and staff enable our home-schooled students to make a successful transition to college. Take home-schooled student Patrick O'Brien for example:

"I was home-schooled for my entire elementary and secondary education. The transition to California Baptist University was not difficult at all. In fact, I found the change in learning style quite enjoyable. In the way of music, I have had the opportunity to sing with the University Singers and play trumpet in the Brass Ensemble. I was able to compete nationally in springboard diving, placing seventh nationally. I have also been involved in student leadership working as a Resident Assistant and serving in the Office of Spiritual Life as a Discipleship Leader." — Patrick O'Brien

How to Apply

Home-schooled students interested in attending California Baptist University should submit an application, $45 application fee, and one of the following: official high school transcripts, general education diploma or state proficiency exam results.

Many home-schooled students accumulate credit at community colleges during their high school years; please have official transcripts sent from any college where units have been earned in order to receive proper credit.

Priority Application Date

Applications for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2023 are now open! The Undergraduate Admissions Office upholds a rolling admission policy, which means that we do not have a set deadline for general application. However, you will not receive your financial aid award until you have been accepted to CBU.

If you submit your Fall 2023 application and all admissions documents by December 1st you will receive an early admissions decision. You will also have the opportunity to be part of Lancer Select, a special group for early admits. 

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Contact Information

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (951) 343-4212.