We at Ouachita understand the challenges of the college search for the home-school family. If you’d like to talk to someone before starting this process, we encourage you to contact your admissions counselor. We look forward to fielding your questions and walking you through the financial aid process.
Home-school students excel at Ouachita, and we’re confident you’ll love it, too.
- Small class sizes. Our average class size is 18.
- Caring professors. Our professors know their students and thrive on the opportunity to teach. At OBU, it’s all about the student educational experience.
- Top-notch first-year experience. Our FYE program walks students through the transition from home to college with many check-points along the way to make sure you are acclimating to life at OBU.
- Academic Success Center. The ASC is a great resource throughout the year as students become accustomed to the difference between the home and the classroom.
“Being home schooled since kindergarten, I was concerned what the transition would be like from home school to a private university. My Ouachita experience has been wonderful. I have found an accepting community here, and I have excelled academically. I believe any home schooled students looking for a fine education will find that and much more at Ouachita.”
–Rusty Butler, senior worship arts major from Little Rock, Ark.
Let’s Get Started!
Submit your official test scores from ACT or SAT (writing portion not required). We encourage you to send us your score each time you take the test.
Submit your official home school transcript. Please send it to us at Ouachita Baptist University, 410 Ouachita Street, Arkadelphia, AR, 71998.
Visit campus. We have several types of opportunities for you to visit our campus. See which one works best for you.
Explore the financial aid possibilities. We will be there for you every step of the way as you navigate this road. Our application for admission is also our application for OBU financial aid. You will also find extensive information on state, federal and private aid on our website.
Once you are accepted to Ouachita, send in a $150 admission deposit. This deposit is required before we house you in a residence hall or set a fall schedule for you. We recommend you do this by late February of your senior year or as soon after this time as possible.
- A certificate of graduation from high school
- A minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.750 on a 4.000 scale*
- A minimum ACT composite score of 20 or an SAT score of 940
(combination of reading and math scores only)*
*GPA of 2.0 and/or ACT of 17-19 may be considered for conditional admission