The California Institute of Technology is a private doctorate-granting research university located in Pasadena, California, United States. Known for its strength in natural science and engineering, Caltech is often ranked as one of the world’s top ten universities. When looking at applicants they look at some of the following: academic ability, recommendations, background and courses taken to see if you have taken classes or done research outside of school. Students are not compared to one another, especially in regards to the way of learning. Homeschool applicants are assessed in the same way that traditional high school students are, no additional components are required.
Requirement 1 – High school transcript with descriptions of coursework to allow applicant reviewers to understand your homeschooling experience
Requirement 2 – Important to demonstrate that you completed one full year of calculus, physics, and chemistry with a high level of achievement
Requirement 3 – ACT or SAT scores
Requirement 4 – Extracurricular Activities to get a sense of community involvement