The College of Wooster is eager to connect with homeschooled applicants, recognizing the intellectual and social flexibility and the community involvement that are often hallmarks of homeschooling.  Homeschooled students thrive at Wooster given the independence, creativity, and rigor that characterize our curriculum. We welcome applications, using the same criteria to evaluate homeschooled applicants as we do for all applicants, with the addition of an interview with an admissions representative. We encourage you to reach out with any questions you might have about your homeschool curriculum.

Application Requirements

To apply as a homeschool student, please complete the following steps by your selected deadline:

  • Schedule and complete an admissions interview with an admissions staff member. Call our office to schedule this interview, 330-263-2322.
  • Apply using The Common Application or Apply Coalition on Scoir.
  • Provide detailed course descriptions or syllabi for all academic work completed through the homeschooling 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.

Application Deadlines

Application RoundDeadline DateNotification DateDeposit Date
Early Decision INovember 1November 15December 1
Early ActionNovember 30December 31May 1
Early Decision IIJanuary 15February 1February 15
Regular DecisionRollingRollingRolling

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: Rolling

We understand that students may wish to explore their college options into the summer. We always leave space in the incoming class for this late interest. Please indicate “Regular Decision” on your Common App or Coalition App, no matter the printed deadline. We will review and share a decision within two weeks.

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 April Gamble, Home-School Coordinator, at 330-263-2201.