The Home School Court Report
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March / April 2005

Taylor broke ground with NCAA
Judicial Tyranny Goes Global
Let the Facts Speak

Freedom watch
From the heart

Realizing dreams

For more information

From the director

HSF Mission Statement
Across the states
Members only
Active cases
About campus

PHC grad wins prize for economics paper
President's page


On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries




NCAA improves application process

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has changed its application process for homeschool students. As the NCAA explained in a January 2005 letter to Home School Legal Defense Association, homeschool students will now be able to obtain a preliminary analysis of their high school subjects before they graduate from high school.*

The preliminary analysis will highlight any deficiencies in the homeschool program immediately. Rather than having to wait until the last minute to discover that there is a problem with his paperwork or homeschool program, a student will now have more time to prepare for the sports opportunities he is seeking.

"We are confident that the new policy will prove to be a significant step towards smoothing the application process," said HSLDA President Mike Smith, "and we stand ready to assist any member family who experiences problems."

In conjunction with adding the preliminary analysis option, the NCAA has also changed some academic requirements. Read the details in the NCAA's "Quick Reference Sheet".

For more information or to submit inquiries directly to the NCAA, visit For a complete description of the NCAA's move from a waiver process to certification for homeschoolers, see "College sports: Game on for homeschoolers" in the March/April 2004 Court Report.

* Read the NCAA's letter.