Seattle University welcomes applicants who have received their education through home schooling experiences. We recognize that traditional high school may not be ideal for every student, thus, in order to maintain consistency in how we read applications from all students, home school students must supply the additional information noted in this policy. Seattle University Admissions requires the following application requirements in order to thoroughly evaluate whether home school applicants have met the necessary foundation of skills and academic credentials to be successful students at Seattle University.
All freshman applicants, regardless of home school status, are required to submit the following:
In addition to the general application requirements listed above, freshman home school applicants are also required to submit the following additional information by the application deadline in order to have the application considered complete:
*Note: This fulfills the "official transcript" requirement of freshman applicants. Please also be aware of the minimum secondary school course requirements for all freshman applicants, found under "Admission Requirements" on the Undergraduate Admissions website.
*Note: While taking both the SAT and ACT fulfills the above requirement for additional, taking either the SAT or ACT multiple times will not alone fulfill this requirement.
Merit Scholarships and Additional Information
For all students without a traditional numerical GPA, academic merit scholarship consideration will rely heavily on SAT and/or ACT scores. Home school students with grades from multiple institutions or school settings must submit official transcripts from all of these sources (see section 2 above). The calculated cumulative GPA will include all academic coursework.
Although not required, in addition to submitting all required application materials, we encourage home school applicants to arrange an individual appointment with an Admissions Counselor by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Home Schooled Freshman Applicant Policy