I am homeschooled, do I need to submit any additional information?
We welcome applications from students schooled at home and impose no special or extra requirements. At the same time, it’s important for home-schooled students to recognize that their credentials may lack some or most of the information typically found in the transcripts, grades, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation of students schooled in other, more traditional settings. For that reason, we encourage home-schooled students to do their best to help us see their accomplishments, involvement and potential in the clearest possible light.
In recent years, successful home-schooled applicants have chosen one or more of the following approaches to help us best understand them:
- Taking courses at a local university or community college and/or online AP courses
- Joining organizations in their community, working a job, or maintaining consistent involvement in activities
- Sending more than one recommendation from non-family members who know them well and can comment specifically on their capacity for high-level academic work
- Taking and submitting optional SAT Subject Tests or AP exam scores.