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.

Applicants are assessed in the context of the UW’s holistic review for freshman and transfer students.

College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs)

All freshman and transfer 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

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

Transfer applicants. SAT or ACT scores are required if English and math CADRs have not been met through college coursework.

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
  • Grade for performance (or comparable qualitative assessment)
  • Signature of teacher or Administrator (may be a parent)

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

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