Becoming a Home-Schooled Student at NHTI Is Easy

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NHTI offers rolling enrollment, which means it’s always a good time to enroll for next semester!

Not sure what program to choose? Review the programs of study or email an admissions counselor at

Many home-schooled students are admitted to NHTI each year and find success both academically and socially at the college.

We understand that your academic background differs from students who attended traditional public, private, or charter schools. Our small class size and active campus life allows you to engage closely with faculty, staff, and fellow students and become part of our community.

1. Apply for Admission

Great news: There is no application fee! If you fill out the online application, you will need to create a new account; click “First time user account creation” and follow the instructions. 

While the nature of home schooling is unique to each student, NHTI requires appropriate documentation to determine admission. Applicants are expected to meet the same General and Specific Admission Requirements as other students, and to provide documentation of the academic work they have accomplished as required by the program they are applying to. Though most programs at NHTI are open enrollment, a number of programs at NHTI have high school-level prerequisites, are competitive, or have other Specific Admissions Requirements.

Documentation may include the following:

  1. A letter from your local school district stating you have completed a home school program at the high school level
  2. A list of courses taken and grades earned and/or portfolio of work accomplished
  3. High school equivalency or other testing, if applicable
  4. An official transcript if your home school curriculum is provided by a U.S. regionally accredited school
  5. Self-Certification of High School or Equivalent (PDF) 

Contact the director of admissions with any questions regarding documentation and/or admission to NHTI programs at 603-230-4011 or

2. Apply for Financial Aid and/or On-Campus Housing

NHTI participates in all forms of federal financial aid. We suggest you apply for financial aid as early as possible. You can apply at the same time you are applying for admission. Take a few moments to review these FAQ:

We have additional online resources such as a list of formsconsortium agreements, more financial aid FAQs, and other financial resources for you to explore.

You must be accepted into a program at NHTI and have your EasyLogin username before you complete your Application for On-Campus Housing.

3. Complete Assessment and Testing

All students are required to take ACCUPLACER® placement tests. If you have subject-specific transfer credits or meet the SAT requirements, you can be waived from taking some placement tests. You are strongly encouraged to also submit your high school transcripts.

Have you earned AP Exam credits? You may be able to apply them!

Contact the required to take ACCUPLACER® placement tests at 603-230-4027 to make an appointment to take any required tests and to register for courses.

4. Register for Courses

Once you have been accepted into a program and completed the placement test, you can begin the advising and registration process. The first time you register for classes, you will need to meet with an academic advisor.

5. Pay for Classes and/or Housing

Tuition, fees, and housing costs for the upcoming semester are due two weeks before the first class day of the semester. NHTI provides a variety of payment options. The Bursar’s office can help you decide how to combine scholarships, awarded financial aid, and your own personal funds to cover your tuition costs.

6. Attend Orientation 

At NHTI, we aim to make your transition here easy. Sign up for an orientation, which typically runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend.

7. … Almost there! Just a few more things.

  • Submit a Health History Form to
  • Say ‘Hi!’ to your Lynx connection. Every new NHTI student is connected to an NHTI employee – they’re your LynC, your champion of success and navigator for NHTI departments, services, and opportunities beyond your classes and your academic program. 

Other Home-Schooled Student Opportunities

Did you know that home-schooled students are able to complete dual enrollment courses while finishing their high school studies? Dual enrollment courses allow you to earn high school and college credit at the same time – with a tuition discount!

  • The eStart program is a partnership with the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) that offered courses 100% online.
  • “Early College” are courses offered on the NHTI campus and can be a great introduction to the college experience. You can review Early College FAQs.

NHTI offers all the college perks and one of the lowest tuition costs in N.H.!

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Contact Us:

Admissions Office
Phone: 603-230-4011
Sweeney Hall
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.