Applying to College from TPS
TPS students should apply to college as homeschooled students, even if they are full-time and receiving a TPS Diploma. The college application process as a homeschooler is firmly established in the U.S. for colleges, universities, and academies of every size and level. The Common Application process is also designed to include home educated students.
While there is no disadvantage to applying as a homeschooled student, there is benefit to having transcripts (or even a full diploma) from larger more competitive sources (like TPS), as competitive external transcripts are weighted more heavily than grade reports generated internally at home. TPS provides a range of transcript options to support the college application process. Please see our Transcripts and Diplomas page for more details.
This linked article provides up-to-date well-researched practical considerations and guidance for successfully applying to college as a homeschooler. This set of reports provides general helpful guidance for preparing for a successful freshman year in any college, with specific considerations for applying to Christian colleges in each region of the U.S.