For students applying from traditional high school settings, official transcripts from an accredited institution are required as part of the application process. If a student is following an accredited home school program, the published curriculum is required as part of the review process. Transcripts from any coursework taken at a traditional high school or at the college-level during the student's high school career are also required (if applicable).
Otherwise, students must submit an official transcript that outlines the home school curriculum. It must include:
- Course titles
- Duration of study
- Brief description of course content
- Grade(s) or equivalent qualitative assessment(s)
The more information that can be provided or documented will provide the admission committee with further academic context. This may include but is not limited to syllabi, complete reading lists and method(s) of instruction.
Additional information may be presented in the "Additional Information" section of the Common Application. This area provides an opportunity to explain any relevant information (that isn't noted elsewhere) which should be considered when reviewing the student's application.
The SAT or ACT (with writing) is required for admission. There are no minimum scores required for admission as each applicant is reviewed holistically and within their academic context. Scores are used as one of several measures intended to reflect a student's academic preparation. Additional scores, although not required, may electively be submitted to help the admission committee better understand the student's academic abilities. This includes SAT Subject tests, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), A-level exams, or Cambridge O Levels exams.