As long as a homeschooled student has submitted all required pieces of the application process, we will consider his or her candidacy as we would any other student. Homeschool students should use the appropriate sections of the Common Application or Universal College Application to explain curricular, social, or philosophical circumstances concerning their academic preparedness. It is often helpful to the Admissions Committee to understand the reasoning behind the homeschool choice.
The School Report should be used to upload the mandatory transcript, and any additional supporting academic documents, including a detailed curriculum guide, and/or school profile, if available. While a detailed curriculum guide is not required, it is often helpful in providing a fuller picture of the student’s academic background. You may use our optional Homeschool Curriculum Chart template, but this is certainly not required.
Recommendations for Homeschooled Students
Individuals completing recommendations on behalf of homeschooled students applying through the Universal College Application should address the questions below in their recommendation (Used with permission of The Common Application®). Individuals completing recommendations on behalf of homeschooled students applying through the Common Application will be prompted to complete these questions through the Common Application.
1) Please provide any information about the applicant's homeschool experience and environment that you believe would be helpful to the reader (e.g. educational philosophy, motivation for homeschooling, instruction setting, etc.).
2) Please explain the grading scale or other methods of evaluation.
3) Optional: If the student has taken courses from a distance learning program, traditional secondary school, or institution of higher education, please list the course title and content, sponsoring institution, instruction setting and schedule, and frequency of interactions with instructors and fellow students (once per day, week, etc.). In addition, if the student has taken any standardized testing other than those listed on the application, please also describe below.
4) Are you a member of a homeschooler's association?
5) Association name