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Application Checklist

Application Checklist for Home Educated Students

 Please make sure you have included all of the following information when applying:

  1. Application for Admission 

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  2. Official ACT/SAT Scores   


    Extracurricular and Leadership Resume 
    (for students with a 3.5 GPA or higher)

  3. Official Transcript (view sample)

  4. Secondary School Report - PDF

  5. A 500-600 word essay (one and a half pages) on one of the following topics:

    • If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
    • Catawba College seeks to embody the ideals of Scholarship (academic pursuits), Character (ethical behavior), Culture (exposure to artistic endeavors) , and Service (campus and community outreach). Our campus community of students, faculty and staff share these core values. Please reflect on these four ideals and tell us which one (1) of these resonates most strongly with you and why. As a prospective member of the Catawba community, how do you hope to "live" your chosen ideal?
    • If you were assured you would not fail, what endeavor would you attempt?
    • Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision twice?
    • Imagine that you have all the money that you need to live comfortably and the skill set to work in or create any career you so desired. What would that career be? Why are you interested in it? *We will accept a graded paper in lieu of essay, if student prefers