We welcome and encourage applications from homeschooled students. As much as possible, they are required to submit the same materials for admission consideration as traditionally schooled students.

These materials should include:

  1. Common Application
  2. An application fee of $65.  You will pay the fee electronically upon submission of the Common Application. If the application fee presents a hardship, the applicant may select the appropriate dropdown response for the fee waiver question on their Common Application.
  3. Letters of Recommendation from individuals who worked with the student in an education context, if available. We prefer that your recommendation is written by a person who taught you in an academic subject during your junior and/or senior year.
  4. A transcript reporting all academic courses taken from 9th to 12th grades with course name, credit and grade as well as the type of instruction (online, local college, co-op, tutorial, etc). We prefer this document to list the courses in year order versus by subject matter.
  5. A document describing the academic courses completed during the previous three years and the current course work
  6. If you are applying for need-based financial aid:  FASFA, CSS Profile and IDOC forms.
  7. Optional: SAT or ACT scoresFor applicants applying to Lafayette in the 2020-21 academic year, the submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is optional. Self-reported scores via the Common Application, official score reports, copies/images of official score reports, and/or scores listed on official transcripts are accepted. To update previously submitted testing, please email admissions@lafayette.edu with an image of the score report you would like added to your standardized testing profile. If you decide to change the status of testing as part of the submitted application, please email admissions@lafayette.edu by the application deadline of November 15 for Early Decision I applicants or January 15 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants to indicate the change. Note: If you choose to provide self-reported SAT or ACT scores as part of your application, official SAT or ACT scores are required upon enrollment.

We strongly encourage homeschooled students to attend an interview.