Catholic University welcomes applications from home-schooled students. Home-schooled applicants are reviewed in the same manner as a student with more traditional schooling for admission, scholarships, and entrance into the University Honors Program.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Common Application
  • Essay (In addition to the essay, an additional statement of why home schooling was chosen for the applicant is encouraged.)
  • Official transcripts. A detailed description of curriculum taken each academic year, which should include course titles and descriptions, skill levels completed, and grades received. If curriculum has been supplemented by coursework either at the secondary or postsecondary level, official transcripts from the school(s) or college(s) are required to be submitted. Should you be part of an official home-schooling program, please have transcripts submitted directly.
  • Recommendation Letter. Ideally this is written by the primary instructor, which may be a parent or guardian; it is strongly recommended that an additional letter of recommendation be submitted from other instructors or recommenders that can speak of the applicant in an academic or personal context.

If you have any questions about applying as a home-schooled applicant, please feel free to contact us. Please note: Catholic University does not charge an application fee and we are a test-free institution as part of the undergraduate admission process