Scripps College welcomes applications from homeschooled students.  We are committed to a holistic and thorough review of each application.  When evaluating applications, admission officers carefully consider the following factors: academic program and performance, standardized test scores, personal essay, recommendations, and co-curricular activities.  In addition to the application materials required for first-year admission, homeschooled students must submit the Home School Supplement (available on the counselor’s account if home schooled is indicated on the Education page).  The admission committee also highly recommends the submission of two SAT Subject Tests and an interview, either on-campus or with with an admission representative or alumna off-campus.

Admission Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

Early Decision I

  • Application Deadline: Nov. 15
  • Interview Deadline: Nov. 15
  • Notification Date: Mid-Dec.
  • Candidate’s Reply: Jan. 15

Early Decision II

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 1
  • Interview Deadline: Dec. 13
  • Notification Date: Mid-Feb.
  • Candidate’s Reply: Mar. 1

Regular Decision

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 1
  • Interview Deadline: Dec. 13
  • Notification Date: By Apr. 1
  • Candidate’s Reply: May 1

Application Checklist

  • Common Application
  • $60 application fee
  • Home School Supplement (completed by counselor if home school is indicated on the ‘Education’ section of the Common App)
  • School Report and counselor recommendation
  • Two teacher recommendations from junior or senior year academic classes
  • Official transcript(s) from all secondary schools attended
  • Official SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing scores

The admission committee also highly recommends:

  • Interview (on-campus or off-campus)
  • Two Official SAT Subject Test scores

Admission Interviews

A highly recommended part of the admission process for homeschooled applicants, an interview can give you the opportunity to discuss your interests and goals and to learn more about Scripps. Students may interview after May 1 of their junior year. On-campus interviews can be scheduled as part of your visit to Scripps; alternatively, off-campus interviews may be available in your local area with an admission representative or alumna.

Standardized Testing Policy

Scripps College requires that applicants submit official SAT Reasoning and/or ACT with Writing scores. While not required, SAT Subject Tests are also highly recommended for homeschooled applicants. Best SAT score is determined by combining the highest score received on each section from any combination of testing dates. Best ACT score is determined by the single testing date with the highest composite score.