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Home Schooled Applicants

The University of Washington Bothell values all forms of learning. Homechooled students bring a myriad of unique qualities to our campus, and we welcome their interest in  UW Bothell. The Office of Admissions provides the following guidelines to assist homeschooled applicants in becoming eligible for admission consideration.

College Academic Distribution Requirements

All First Year and Transfer Student applicants are required to meet minimum high school subject requirements as set by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)  and the faculty of the University of Washington. These requirements are explained in detail on the College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR) page.

Required Documents

Homeschooled applicants must present a homeschool transcript that includes course titles of each subject studied, duration of study, a short description of content, and grade or assessment of performance. Preferably, courses completed at home would adhere to a nationally recognized homeschooled curriculum.

CADRs completed at a college or high school do not require further validation; official transcripts are required. Homeschool course work in the four CADR subject areas listed below must be validated through testing or college course work. Official test scores must be submitted by the priority application date.

  • English Composition/Literature - Validated by SAT or ACT sub scores, including the Writing section
  • Mathematics - Validated by SAT or ACT sub scores
  • Science - Validated by ACT subscore. If using SAT for admission, further validation is required.* Only one exam in chemistry, biology or physics is required.
  • World Languages - Further validation required*.

*SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement exams, International Baccalaureate exams, college course work.

Please note: UW Bothell cannot provide minimum required scores, as each homeschooled applicant presents a unique case. Each applicant is assessed holistically in the context of a comprehensive record.


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