Admission

Homeschool Applicants

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact a member of the admission staff. We’re here to help you!

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. The admission committee also highly recommends the submission of two SAT Subject Tests and an interview, either on-campus or with an admission representative or alumna off-campus.

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Application Checklist

  • $60 application fee
  • School Report and counselor recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations, preferably from junior or senior year classes
  • Official transcript(s) from all secondary schools attended
  • Official SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing scores

Admission Interviews – Available On and Off Campus

An optional part of the admission process, an interview can give you the opportunity to discuss your interests and goals and to learn more about Scripps. On-campus interviews can be scheduled as part of your visit to Scripps; alternatively, off-campus interviews may be available in your local area.

Standardized Testing Policy

Scripps College requires that applicants submit official SAT Reasoning and/or ACT scores. 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. While not required, two SAT Subject Tests are highly recommended for homeschooled applicants.

Scholarships and Need-Based Financial Aid

All first-year applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $22,000 annually, and the highest award is the James E. Scripps Scholarship. All merit-based scholarships are renewable for four years and applicants are notified whether they have been awarded a merit-based scholarship at the time of admission. No additional forms or early application is required. Please contact the Admission Office for questions about merit-based scholarships. Visit our Office of Financial Aid page for information about need-based financial aid, including deadlines and required forms.