Home School Students
Washington State University welcomes students who have received some or all of their high school education through home-based instruction. If you are a home-schooled student, you must complete the following to apply for admission to Washington State University:
- A completed application for freshman admission and the required application fee
- Official transcripts from either the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) or the American
College Test (ACT)
- Choose one of the following requirements:
Send your official transcripts from the General Education Development (GED) exam, OR supply an academic résumé that provides documentation of all subjects studied, including the signature of the parent or guardian responsible for the student's curriculum.
High school core requirements
Please review our high school core requirements below. You will need to document in detail how your home-based instruction fulfills these requirements. You'll need to complete prerequisite courses in six academic areas to be eligible for admission (one credit = one full-year course).
- English — Four credits, including at least three of composition and literature
- Mathematics — Three credits, including algebra I, algebra II, and geometry; an additional credit of math is recommended.
Please note: Beginning with admission applications for fall 2012, you must earn one full credit in a math-based quantitative course during your senior year. This can be met in a variety of ways. It’s important that you actively prepare for college-level mathematics during your last year of high school.
- Science — Two credits of lab science, one credit of algebra science (typically, chemistry or physics)
- World language — Two years of a single world language, Native American language, or American Sign Language
- Social Science — Three credits.
- Arts — One credit in fine, visual, or performing arts or an additional credit of the courses listed above
Send all materials to the following address:
Washington State University Tri-Cities
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671
The Office of Admissions will review your application and supporting documents. You will receive written notification of your eligibility for admission.