Freshman homeschool applicants

Homeschool students bring unique qualities to our campus, and we welcome your interest in the UW. Homeschool applicants are assessed in the same context as other freshman in the UW’s holistic review process.

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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 UW. Learn more about freshman CADRs.

Test scores

Home-schooled applicants and applicants who come from schools with non-standard grading practices that do not have letter or numeric grades are still required to submit SAT or ACT scores. Exceptions include home-schooled applicants with at least one year of college coursework (i.e. Running Start).


Do not send transcripts until you receive a request from the Office of Admissions. The application asks you to provide a detailed account of your academic coursework, and that’s all we need to review your application.

Applicants who are admitted and who confirm their intention to enroll at the UW will be required to send final transcripts. At that time, we will verify that all admission requirements have been satisfied. The offer of admission may be withdrawn if important discrepancies are discovered.

Final college transcripts are also required for applicants who attended college.

Frequently asked questions

I attended high school part time and have some grades. Am I exempt from the SAT/ACT requirement?

If you have one year of high school or college coursework at the time of application you are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission consideration.

What if my parent has provided grades? Does this mean I still need to submit test scores?

Yes, homeschooled applicants are required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission consideration.

Do AP scores substitute for college credit when it comes to a years worth of coursework?

No, AP scores are not used in the holistic review process.