Tennessee HOPE Scholarship for Home School Students

For students graduating July 1, 2021 and thereafter, a homeschool student must:
  • Achieve a 21 composite score or above on a single test date for the ACT test (or concordant equivalent score on the SAT taken on a single test date) for HOPE Scholarship consideration.  The ACT Superscore cannot be used for HOPE Scholarship eligibility.
    •  If a minimum 21 ACT is not achieved, students may qualify for HOPE by completing at least two (2) dual enrollment classes at an eligible postsecondary institution while enrolled in the home school program totaling at least six (6) semester hours and achieving a minimum 3.0 college GPA in each of the two (2) dual enrollment courses and achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA in all dual enrollment courses attempted.

For General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS) eligibility, a homeschool student must:

  • In addition to meeting the HOPE scholarship requirements, during the course of a home school program:
    • The student must achieve a minimum 29 ACT or a minimum 1330 SAT, exclusive of the essay and optional subject area battery tests (concordant equivalent score) for GAMS consideration; AND
    • Enroll in at least four (4) dual enrollment courses totaling at least twelve (12) semester hours at an eligible postsecondary institution and achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0; OR
    • Participate in a Governor’s School program, and achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; OR
    • Take two (2) Advanced Placement (AP) exams and make a score of at least three (3); OR
    • Take one (1) College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) test and make a score of at least 55

The Dual Enrollment Grant program is defined as a grant for study at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who are attending high school and who are also enrolled in college courses at eligible postsecondary institutions for which they will receive college credit.

The Dual Enrollment Grant program is funded by the Tennessee Lottery and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. This program provides opportunities for students to begin working toward a college degree, while still pursuing a high school diploma, and encourages post-secondary education and the acceleration of post-secondary attainment. For further information on Dual Enrollment, please Click Here.

For additional information on the HOPE Scholarship, please Click Here.