Homeschooled Applicants

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.

Application Checklist

  • Common Application – including questions on the Scripps College Member Screen
  • $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

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. 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.

Admission Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

Early Decision I

Application Deadline November 15
Interview Deadline November 15
Notification Date Mid-December
Candidate’s Reply January 15

Early Decision II

Application Deadline January 1
Interview Deadline December 15
Notification Date Mid-February
Candidate’s Reply March 2

Regular Decision

Application Deadline January 1
Interview Deadline December 15
Notification Date By April 1
Candidate’s Reply May 1