Homeschooled Students

Homeschool Student Information

The CollegeNow office welcomes homeschooled students and their families and serves as the College's point of contact for high school-aged homeschooled students. At Tompkins Cortland, students are able to supplement their homeschool curriculum with college-credit courses both on the College campuses and online to meet their individualized home education goals. Homeschooled students are able to enroll at Tompkins Cortland as non-matriculated students and earn college-credit for some or all of their remaining high school requirements.

Homeschooled students who have already fulfilled their high school requirements— either by earning a “letter of substantial equivalency” from their district’s superintendent, completing the 24-credit hour program, or passing the GED or TASC — should work with the College's Admissions Office to apply as matriculated students.

Eligible homeschooled students are welcome to enroll in Honors courses, where they can learn in an academically rigorous environment alongside other high-performing students and strengthen their transcript with an honors notation.

Homeschool Partnerships

CollegeNow partners with local high schools to offer Tompkins Cortland online courses to qualified students. Through partnering with LEAH chapters, the East Side Learners Association, the Islamic Home School Group, Home Learner's Association of Central New York, and TST BOCES, we are now able to extend this opportunity to homeschooled students. If you are a member of one of these homeschooling organizations, or part of another group, and interested in learning more, please contact CollegeNow at or call us at 607-844-8222, ext. 4311.

Non-Credit Opportunities for Students and Parents

Biz offers non-credit opportunities that may be of interest to homeschooling families. Online courses through ed2go include "Homeschool with Success" and GED/TASC prep courses. For more information about these and other non-credit learning opportunities, please call 607-844-6586 or email