Admission Guidelines

Home Schooled Student Admission Guidelines

The University of Evansville welcomes home schooled students who are sufficiently prepared to be successful at UE. At the earliest, students may apply for admission after completing a body of course work that is approximately equivalent to six semesters of high school preparatory material. At the latest, students should apply for admission by February 1 of the year that is equivalent to the senior year of high school. In addition to presenting a complete Application for Admission, home schooled candidates should submit the following to be considered for admission to the University of Evansville:


A home-prepared transcript is acceptable. Students are expected to have studied a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, which includes these areas:

  • English – four years
  • Math – three years
  • Lab Sciences – three years
  • Social Sciences – three years

NOTE: Chemistry required for engineering and nursing.

These courses are recommended, but not required for admission consideration:

  • English – four years
  • Foreign Language - two years
  • Mathematics – four years
  • Sciences – four years
  • Social Sciences – four years


Students applying for admission to the University of Evansville's Fall 2014 freshman class will be required to submit results from either the ACT (with the Writing Test) or the SAT-I (critical reading, math, and writing).

Application Essay Policy

All applicants are required to submit an essay of 250-650 words. Review the application essay requirements and essay topics.


We do not require a GED if all the above criteria are satisfactory.

Although it is not required, it is helpful for the home schooled student to have taken one or more college courses prior to enrolling full time at UE. The University of Evansville welcomes home schooled students in certain UE classes.

Application Deadlines

The University of Evansville has two application deadlines. The early action deadline is December 2. If you apply on or before December 2, your admission and scholarship decision will be mailed no later than December 16.

The regular notification deadline is February 3, and decisions on admission and scholarship will be mailed no later than February 17. Once you have been admitted, you must reserve your space in the freshman class by submitting a $300 admission deposit* by May 1.

Applying for Admission

  1. Instructions for completing the online Application for Admission and Scholarships:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. When your electronic application is received, we send you a confirmation e-mail.
    3. Submit SAT or ACT scores, a transcript, and an essay.
  2. Instructions for completing the paper application:

    1. You can complete a paper application by printing the application pdf. Contact the Office of Admission at 800-423-8633, ext. 2468 or 812-488-2468 with any questions.
    2. Complete all parts of the application (excluding "High School Counselor Recommendation & Evaluation Form").
    3. >Submit SAT or ACT scores, a transcript, and an essay, and transcript to the University of Evansville.

Questions regarding admission requirements may be submitted via e-mail to

*By submitting the $300 deposit, you are indicating UE is your final college choice. If your enrollment intentions change after submitting the deposit, you must write or e-mail UE's Office of Admission informing the staff of your intent to cancel your enrollment.