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Homeschool Student Application Information

Whitworth University welcomes students who have been educated through homeschool curricula. Home-schooled students contribute unique perspectives and experiences to our student body, and we encourage them to apply. Whitworth's small class sizes and 11:1 student/faculty ratio provide a supportive academic experience in which professors challenge students to think critically and to integrate their faith into all aspects of life and learning.

Home-schooled applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed online Whitworth University Freshman Application or Common Application for Freshman Applicants (Whitworth Supplement is required.)
    Need help accessing your online application? Call the Whitworth Admissions Office at 800.533.4668.
  2. One letter of recommendation from someone other than a parent or guardian that addresses the applicant's academic accomplishments. Examples include a teacher from a homeschool co-op who has taught you, or a professor from a community college course.
  3. A transcript demonstrating academic achievement that includes a list of courses completed, the grade earned for each course, and cumulative weighted GPA (on a 4.0 scale). The transcript must be signed by a homeschool program official or by a parent or guardian.
    In our admissions review, we consider the student's GPA from an accredited homeschool program as we would a GPA from an accredited high school. For students homeschooled in non-accredited programs, we consider the GPA but give extra weight to other parts of the application file.
    If you have taken classes at a community college, please include an official transcript from that college, as well.
  4. SAT and/or ACT score report
    Please note: In awarding Whitworth's academic scholarships we will consider the applicant's GPA (as well as their SAT/ACT scores) if they will be graduating from an accredited homeschool program. We award academic scholarships based solely on SAT/ACT scores for students home-schooled through non-accredited programs.
  5. A list of activities and honors, or a résumé

Mail your Academic Recommendation Form, letter of recommendation, transcript, ACT/SAT score reports, and list of activities and honors or résumé to:

Whitworth University
Admissions Office
300 W. Hawthorne Rd.
Spokane, WA 99251

OR e-mail your application materials to

OR fax your application materials to 509.777.3758 (Whitworth Admissions Office)

Please note: You may have your SAT/ACT score report sent directly to Whitworth from the testing service. When you take the test, list "Whitworth University" as one of the schools to automatically receive your score report. To have your SAT score report sent to Whitworth, use code 4953.
To have your ACT score report sent to Whitworth, use code 4494.

What happens next?

After we receive your application, we will email you instructions on how to check the status of your application. If you don't receive an email within two weeks of submitting your application, please call the Whitworth Admissions Office at 800.533.4668 to check on your application status within about two weeks..

Whitworth has a "rolling" admissions process: After all of your application materials are received and processed by the Whitworth Admissions Office, you should expect a letter in the mail regarding Whitworth's decision within about three weeks.

For more information about the freshman admissions process, please visit our Freshman Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Whitworth's homeschool admissions counselor, Lara Ramsay, at or 509.777.4347.