Saint Katherine College welcomes applications from homeschooled students. All homeschooled applicants must submit a complete application for admission, the personal statements/essay and the application fee. Portfolios of creative works may also be submitted. Other admissions requirements for homeschooled students have been modified to take into consideration the variety of settings in which homeschooling can occur, and are listed below.
A transcript indicating the coursework you have completed and that which is in progress is required. The transcript should indicate grades that have been received for each course. Detailed performance evaluations are helpful, but not required. While courses do not have to be named in traditional terms, a brief summary of course content is required. Other materials, such as course bibliographies or syllabi, may be submitted, but are not required. If homeschooling has been supplemented by formal coursework either at the secondary school or post-secondary level, official transcripts from the school(s) or college(s) are required.
The SAT or ACT (with Writing Test) are required for admission to the Freshman class.
Homeschooled applicants must provide at least two recommendations, including one from the person(s) who has served as the primary instructor or who has primary responsibility for assessing the applicant’s academic performance (i.e. Homeschool Information Form). A second recommendation should be from an individual who is able to provide information concerning the applicant’s readiness to begin studies at Saint Katherine College, and should be from someone other than a parent. In addition, a letter of recommendation from a mature adult who knows the applicant well and has had the opportunity to observe his or her character is required. This person should not be a relative.
High School/Equivalency Diploma
Homeschooled applicants are not required to present an equivalency diploma to be considered for admission. However, Saint Katherine College policy requires certification of completion of secondary school for all enrolled students prior to graduation from the College. As such, homeschooled students must either be able to provide a homeschool diploma or certificate of completion that is considered the equivalent of a high school diploma in the applicant’s home state, or they must be willing, if admitted, to apply for a California State equivalency diploma upon the completion of twenty-four college credits.