Homeschooled Students

All home schooled students, without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment, are eligible to apply for admissions to a degree or certificate program, provided they have successfully completed an approved home school program in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws or the laws of their home state.

To determine whether a student has participated in an approved home school program, the student shall submit, with the application for admission, evidence that the home school program was approved by the superintendent or school committee of the student's school district.  Additionally, if the home schooled student is under the age of compulsory attendance, which is sixteen (16) years old in Massachusetts, a letter from the student's school district's superintendent or school committee is required stating that the student is not considered truant and would not be required to attend further schooling or continue to be home-schooled if the student has completed his/her home school program before the age of sixteen (16).  If the home school program was not approved by the school district, applicants must complete a high school equivalency assessment.

The college reserves the right to limit or deny enrollment of any student under the age of sixteen (16) in a course or program based on a case-by-case consideration of a variety of factors, including but not limited to:  the student's maturity, life experience, placement test scores, prior education, course content, instructional methodology, and potential risks associated with participation in a particular course or program.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 978-630-9110 or admissions@mwcc.edu.