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Home-Schooled Applicants

The Johnson Scholarship

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Washington and Lee University is pleased to consider applications from home-schooled students. Given the unique nature of each student's curriculum, we suggest including the following, in addition to the material for all of our first-year applicants, to ensure an accurate and fair review of your application:

  • We recommend submitting results from five SAT Subject Tests, preferably mathematics, history, science, foreign language and literature
  • A detailed description of your curriculum, including a list of texts utilized
  • A listing of all institutions attended and official transcripts showing all courses completed
  • An interview either on-campus in the Office of Admission or off-campus through our Alumni Admissions Program
  • If available, two teacher recommendations from teachers other than family members (i.e. community college professor, summer program instructor, etc.)
  • Please feel free to include any other recommendations in addition to those mentioned above, including letters from coaches, employers, religious advisers, etc

Again, we recognize that each student's home-schooling experience and application process will be different. If you should have any additional questions or require clarification, do not hesitate to contact our office via e-mail or telephone.

Application Materials


You may apply for admission to Washington and Lee University via The Common App:

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Application materials for the Johnson Scholarship Program may be found
in the W&L Supplement to the Common App.

Print versions of these materials may be found on our Dates & Downloads page