Home-based Schooling

If you have received some or all of your high school education through home-based instruction, please complete the following to apply for admission:

Home-based schooling admissions requirements checklist

  • Submit the freshman admission application and pay the $50 application fee
  • Have official transcripts from all high schools, colleges and universities attended sent to us:

    Office of Admissions
    WSU Vancouver
    14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.
    Vancouver, WA, USA 98686

  • Have the testing agency send your SAT or ACT scores (use the main WSU campus code: 4705 for SAT; 4482 for ACT).
  • Send us ONE of the following:
    • An academic resume that documents all subjects studied, with the signature of the parent or guardian responsible for the student curriculum OR
    • Your official General Education Development (GED) exam results

Academic resume

Review our CADRs and document in detail how your home-based instruction fulfills these requirements.

You’ll have an advantage if you’ve taken academically challenging coursework, such as advanced placement (AP) courses, higher-level courses and so on.

For each home-based course, include a detailed description as well as the title, author and copyright date (or ISBN) of each textbook used.

Send All Materials to:

Office of Admissions
WSU Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686-9600

You will receive written notification of your eligibility for admission. To discuss these policies, contact the Associate Director of Admissions at 360-546-9779.


Please note: This is a guide to the admission process, not a statement of policy. See the WSU General Catalog for official requirements and regulations.