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Thank you for considering WPI! In addition to the first-year application process, home-schooled students need to give additional information noted below.

Many candidates with a nontraditional academic background find it helpful to meet with a WPI admissions staff member through a personal interview as a way to share more about their educational path. We encourage you to consider this option. However, please note that the interview is not required and the absence of an interview will in no way present a disadvantage in the application process to WPI.

  • Required Courses

    You must show that you have:

    • completed math coursework through pre-calculus,
    • completed two lab science courses, and
    • completed four English courses.
  • Required Transcript

    Please provide one of the following:

    • A transcript from a recognized home school clearing house program, or
    • A transcript from a traditional high school program you attended for part of your high school career, or
    • Official high school equivalency results, such as GED, HiSET, or TASC, or
    • Provide an official home-school transcript signed by your home school counselor/supervisor, as well as a detailed list or documentation of academic coursework at the high school level.

    If you have registered for coursework at the college level, we would encourage you to send a copy of the college transcript to WPI as well as part of your admissions application review. Should you be offered admission and enroll, you would want to provide an official college transcript with final grades in order to be considered for transfer credit. WPI’s transfer credit policy is available at www.wpi.edu/+transfercredit.

  • Required Home School Form

    Complete the Common Application School Report and Counselor Recommendation Form or the WPI Home school supplement form.

  • Required Financial Aid

    Home-schooled students applying for financial aid must submit one of the following prior to attending WPI:

    • Final high school transcript, or
    • GED equivalent, or
    • Certification that student has met local school district's graduation requirements.