Homeschool Policies

Homeschooled students bring unique qualities to our campus, and we welcome your interest in the UW. The Office of Admissions provides these guidelines to help homeschooled applicants become eligible for admission consideration.

All applicants are assessed holistically in the context of the UW’s comprehensive review process.

College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs)

All freshman applicants are required to meet minimum academic distribution requirements as set by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and the faculty of the University of Washington.

Test Scores

Scores from SAT or ACT are required of all freshman applicants and will also serve to validate English and mathematics CADRs.

How to submit scores from SAT or ACT

Required Documents


An official homeschool transcript is required for all homeschooled coursework. For each subject studied, the transcript must include:

  • Course title
  • Duration of study
  • Short description of course content
  • Grade for performance (or comparable qualitative assessment)

In addition, the final high school transcript should include month and year of graduation.

To be considered official, the homeschool transcript must be signed by the teacher of record; this person may be a parent.

Official transcripts are also required for any coursework completed at other high schools or regionally accredited colleges.

All official transcripts, including college transcripts, must be submitted by the application deadline and sent to the attention of Ms. Amy Norton.

Useful Links

  • Transfer Credit Policies. In general, the UW awards credit for academic, college-level coursework completed through regionally accredited colleges.

  • Not sure whether you are a freshman or transfer applicant?  Check out our guidelines.

  • Information about dual-credit programs