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Can I be admitted if I was home-schooled for high school?
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Students who have been schooled at home are welcome to apply for admission to Cornell. Without an independent high school transcript, selection committees require additional information to evaluate the depth and variety of a student's experience. Applicants should submit the following for all four years prior to entering college:

1) English: list of books (including textbooks and other anthologies) you have read each year; how many papers and how long (indicate which are creative and which are expository writing); any research papers (list titles and length of each).

2) Social Studies: list of textbooks and books you have read each year; how many papers (topics listed) and how long; what independent research projects (titles and length).

3) Foreign Language: list of textbooks you have read each year; list of projects and/or papers; descriptions and dates of visits to other countries.

4) Science: list of textbooks you have used each year (description of topics covered if you did not use a textbook or used only part of the book); list of experiments and/or field trips; any projects or research done (titles and time spent).

5) Mathematics: list of textbooks (covering which topics) you have used each year; any independent projects (titles and time spent).


In addition, applicants should submit transcripts from any college course(s) they have completed, and review our standardized testing policies website.

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