Simon’s Rock welcomes applications from homeschooled students. We appreciate the unique qualities they bring to our campus.
Homeschooled students demonstrate the initiative, love of learning, and active engagement in their own educational process that characterize our campus culture. You’ll find other self-motivated students and the support you’ll need to adapt and succeed at Simon’s Rock.
We look forward to learning about your academic talents and your unconventional academic paths. As part of the Simon’s Rock evaluation process, homeschooled applicants are asked to follow regular application procedures. This process begins by completing your online Common Application and the two Simon’s Rock writing supplements. Please follow our application guidelines on our “How to Apply" page.
Please provide official transcripts for any courses completed (online or in-person) at any educational entity. Educational entities include homeschool umbrella programs, high schools, and accredited colleges or universities.
When official transcripts are unavailable for any part of your high school curriculum, we request the following information:
Please submit two recommendations written by non-family adults. We prefer two academic references. If this is not possible, recommendations should come from people who know you as a student and person and who have worked with you in a teaching and learning setting. This includes music or art instructors, athletic coaches, clergy, or job supervisors. You are also welcome to submit a third recommendation written by a parent or guardian.
Homeschooled students may wish to submit additional writing samples beyond the required application essays. This can help to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the student’s knowledge and thinking in particular subject areas. Please submit this work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we do not require applicants to submit standardized test scores, we strongly encourage homeschooled students to submit scores from any standardized test they have taken—e.g. AP, IB, ACT, PLAN, PSAT, SAT, or SAT Subject Tests. Our codes are as follows: SAT/PSAT/AP 3795; ACT/PLAN 1893.