Application Requirements

To apply as a homeschool student, please utilize the following guidelines:

  • Schedule and complete an admissions interview
  • Apply ONLY using The Common Application
  • Provide detailed course descriptions or syllabi for all academic work completed through the home-schooling program.
  • Submit TWO letters of recommendation, including one from a person who has provided academic instruction and one from someone outside of the student’s home.
  • We encourage applicants from home-school programs that use written evaluations rather than grades to submit SAT or ACT scores. We have found that test results can provide additional context for the Admission Committee. In light of the pandemic, we understand that taking the test may not be an option for many applicants; please see our full policy here.

Application Deadlines

Application RoundDeadline DateNotification DateDeposit Date
Early Decision INovember 1November 15December 1
Early ActionNovember 15December 31May 1
Early Decisions IIJanuary 15February 1February 15
Regular DecisionFebruary 15April 1May 1

Early Decision I & II: November 1 & January 15

Early Decision is considered binding, so, if you choose to apply under this option, you must also submit the Early Decision Agreement Form. This is an ideal option if you are certain Wooster is your top-choice.

Early Action: November 15

Early Action is a non-binding option that offers you an admission notification earlier in the process, and still allows you to consider other colleges and universities. Early Action applicants have until May 1 to make their final college decision.

Regular Decision: February 15

Regular Decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1 and have until May 1 to make their final college decision. However, please note that some of our scholarships have a January 15 application deadline.

Enrollment Deposit

The non-refundable enrollment and security deposit of $400 is payable on or before May 1 (with the exception of Early Decision candidates). Two hundred dollars of the enrollment deposit will be used to cover orientation expenses. The balance will be held until graduation or withdrawal from the College.

Questions & Concerns

Please contact Tracy Karr, Home-School Coordinator, at 330-263-2578.