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Applying Early 101

September 28, 2017

The fall has become the busy season for many college applicants, and with many institutions encouraging early applications, it's important to know what you're dealing with. Read on for a crash-course in early applications. 

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Sewanee welcomes home-schooled students to apply for admission.

As a homeschooled student, your high school education is unique to you. A student who has been homeschooled will be subject to the same review as a student applying from a traditional high school with a few additional steps to help us better understand your particular educational experience.

  1. Completed Common Application.
  2. Academic transcript that includes detailed list of courses. Classes taken during the senior year at a local two or four-year college or university are highly valued and transcripts should be included with the application.
  3. Test scores - homeschool students must submit standardized (ACT/SAT) test scores. 
  4. School record and counselor recommendation to be completed by the individual who has coordinated your educational experience and can provide information about the curriculum you used. 
  5. Teacher evaluations should be submitted by external educators (e.g. professor, tutor, etc.) rather than internal educators (e.g. immediate family members, etc.).
  6. Interview - this is a phone interview to be conducted before your application can be reviewed. This evaluative interview helps us to get to know you better as both a student and a community member, as well as learn more about your academic preparation and experiences outside of your educational experience. Scheduling instructions will be made available after your application has been submitted. 
  7. Student demonstrated interest - Sewanee is a close community, and one that benefits from students who are 'all-in'. Because of this, a review of your engagement with our office through campus visits, college fairs, off-campus appointments, phone calls, etc. is part of our application review process. 
Contact Karen Gardner, Coordinator of homeschool admission, with additional questions. 

 

 

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