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A Denison University education is not just for a living, but for a life. Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, we engage students in the liberal arts. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.
Denison University has a rich diversity of students who bring educational experiences from both conventional and alternative schooling. We welcome applications from home-schooled students.
Denison requires home-schooled applicants to interview with a Denison University representative. When evaluating applications for admission to Denison, the Admission Committee seeks evidence of academic preparation and proficiency.
4 years of English
4 years of Mathematics
3 years of the same Foreign Language
3 years of Laboratory Sciences
3 years of Social Studies including History
The following documents are required to evaluate the academic background of home-schooled applicants:
Academic Portfolio with a detailed syllabus that lists the subjects studied each year, the dates each subject was studied, a description of each course of study, required texts and reading, and evidence of laboratory experience in the sciences.
Two Recommendations from adults not related to the student. A family member, however, who acted as the student's primary instructor may submit a teacher recommendation. Recommendations are acceptable from private instructors, coaches, clergy, mentors, employers, or sponsors of an extracurricular activity.