Saint Anselm College welcomes homeschool applications. We recognize homeschooling as a viable alternative to public or private education. Homeschool students have found great success at Saint Anselm College, becoming active, engaged, and vibrant members of our community - in and out of the classroom.

Saint Anselm College recognizes that the experience of a homeschool applicant may be different from the experience of applicants from traditional educational backgrounds. For that reason, we encourage you to contact the Office of Admission with any questions.

Homeschool students need to submit the following materials in order to have your application reviewed for admission:

Common Application
In addition to completing the Common Application and the essay, you will be asked to answer a few Saint Anselm College member questions.

$50 Application Fee or Fee Waiver

A $50 fee is required with each application.  Saint Anselm College will waive the $50 application fee for all first generation domestic and international students. For this purpose, a first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree.  All other applicants can contact their school counselor to see if they are eligible for an application fee waiver.

Official School Transcript(s)
Homeschooled applicants should provide a detailed outline of their high school curriculum, with course descriptions, learning goals, and outcomes. If you have taken any courses through a traditional high school or college, either online or otherwise, please be sure to have official transcripts from those institutions sent to the Office of Admission.

Recommendation Letters
One letter should be written by the person(s) who has had primary oversight of the design and/or execution of your homeschool curriculum. This letter is intended to provide a broad look at your academic goals, learning style, intellectual curiosity, and ability to work through challenge. Additionally, the letter should include all learning outcomes.

The other letter should come from someone who has taught you in at least one of your academic courses. If your coursework has been completed entirely online, or if there is no instructor other than the person who had primary responsibility for your curriculum, you may include a letter from someone who knows you well in a non-academic capacity, a coach, volunteer coordinator or an employer.

We encourage you to visit campus for your interview, but we know that is not possible for everyone. If you are unable to travel to campus, our Homeschooled Application Liaison is happy to conduct interviews via phone, Skype, Facetime, or, when possible, off-campus. You may schedule your interview on our visit page.

Official Results of the SAT I or ACT (SAT code is 3748 - ACT code is 2522)

ZeeMee Profile (Optional)
At Saint Anselm College, we look to gain a holistic understanding of each student during the application review process. In an effort to get to know our applicants even better, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. Use images, videos, and documents to share your story. Simply copy and paste the link into the Common Application. To begin your ZeeMee profile, you will need to create an account at

Portfolio (Optional for Fine Arts Program)
If you are interested in applying for our fine arts program, you have the option to submit a portfolio of your work to be evaluated with your application. Saint Anselm College is partnering with SlideRoom which is integrated with the Common Application. Please contact the Office of Admission to learn more about how to submit your portfolio.

Test Score Policy

Saint Anselm College is test optional for all students except homeschool and those applying for the nursing program. Applicants may elect to have their test scores reviewed with their application. Not submitting their scores will not negatively impact the student’s application. Please note that official test scores (if available) will be required for each student upon enrollment. Test scores may be used for academic advisement purposes.

Applicants may submit self-reported test scores for use during the admission process. Self-reported scores can come directly from the Common Application or a student can send us a scanned PDF copy of their student score report. We will not accept self-reported scores in an email from the student unless the email includes the students’ score report as indicated above.

For both the SAT or ACT exam, we suggest that students take the optional essay/writing section. The essay/writing portion of the SAT is not an admission requirement. We will super-score the SAT and ACT exams.

SAT and ACT test dates prior to November 15th will release results in time for scores to be considered with early action or early decision applications. If students are applying regular decision, test dates through December 15th will provide results in time for scores to be considered with their application.