UChicago students come from an incredible variety of academic backgrounds, including home-school curricula. As a home-schooled applicant, you will apply through the same process as any other first-year candidate. Transfer applicants whose high school education included home-schooling should likewise follow the instructions for all transfer applicants.
The deadlines for first-year home-schooled applicants are the same as those for all first-year applicants.
Successful home-schooled applicants often submit information beyond the required application materials, such as:
- SAT Subject Test scores
- AP scores
- Reading lists
- Supplementary recommendations (from a community college instructor, independent tutor, employer, youth leader, etc.)
- Extracurricular projects such as artwork, a research abstract, or writing
- An interview
Many home-schooled applicants are enrolled in high school programs that grant a high school diploma and provide a transcript. We do want to see your records from this kind of program if you are participating in one, but we do not require applicants to be enrolled in a high school.