WPI welcomes applications from home school students. The application requirements, process, and deadlines are similar to those for other freshman applicants, with several additional forms of documentation required.

  • completion of math coursework through pre-calculus,
  • completion of two lab science courses,
  • completion of 4 English courses,
  • teacher recommendation (math or science preferred),
  • In addition to the Common Application, complete the Common Application School Report and Counselor Recommendation Form or the WPI Home school supplement form
  • personal interview with a member of the admissions staff is strongly recommended for all home-schooled students (this interview can be conducted over the phone for students at a great distance from campus).
  • Students must be sixteen years of age by the start of August New Student Orientation/Move-In Day to enroll at WPI.

TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENT

Home-schooled students have several options to meet WPI's entrance requirements. If you have been affiliated with a recognized home school clearing house program, submit these transcripts. If you attended a traditional high school program for part of your high school career, submit those transcripts. Students may also submit certification that they have met their school district’s requirements for graduation or a GED. In lieu of these options, students may also submit a detailed roster of all academic coursework at the secondary level with supporting documentation attached.

FINANCIAL AID CANDIDATES

Candidates for financial aid must obtain one of the following before matriculation at WPI:

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

Please contact the Admissions Office at 508-831-5286 or at admissions@wpi.edu with any questions.