Homeschool Students

Our homeschool admission requirements for Canadian and US students are designed to recognize your unique approach to learning and allow us the opportunity to assess your accomplishments. 

Steps to Apply 

1. Complete an online application 

2. Submit supporting documentation: 

Graduating with a provincial diploma: If you're enrolled in a homeschool program, please send us your report card and/or final transcript from your Distance Learning School program or the Ministry of Education. 

Graduating without a provincial diploma:  

a) Complete and submit the Educational Background Chart. (Your admissions counsellor can provide you with this document.)  

b) Complete one of the following requirements: 

  • Submit results for English 12 with provincial exam (or equivalent) meeting TWU admission requirements. 
  • Submit official CAEL results. A minimum overall score of 70 is required, with no section lower than 60. For more information on the CAEL test, visit their website
  • Submit official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores. Scores may be sent directly to TWU using the following codes: SAT 0876 or ACT 5242. CLT scores may be sent directly to TWU by requesting they be emailed to

Students with more than 27 credits of post-secondary work may be considered for admission based on this coursework. Please submit your transcripts. 

We encourage all homeschooled students to contact their TWU admissions counsellor in order to review their individual academic achievements.

Program-Specific Requirements 

School of Nursing 

Nursing program admission priority is given to students who are Canadian Citizens. 

Acceptance to the School of Nursing program requires applicants to meet our general admissions requirements as well as complete Grade 12 English, Grade 12 chemistry, Grade 12 biology and Grade 11 math (foundations of math 11 or pre-calculus 11 for BC students) with no less than a B- (70%) average in each course taken. In addition, applicants must submit references and a CASPer assessment. The deadline to apply is February 28 for new students. 

The CASPer is an online test which assesses non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that are important for successful students and graduates of our program. In order to complete CASPer testing, you will need access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be completed practically anywhere that you can satisfy these requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online at locations where the internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors. 

Please go to to sign up for the Canadian Undergraduate Health Sciences test (CSP10202) and reserve a test using a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times. 

Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test.There will be no additional tests scheduled.  

Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule. The tests for the next admission cycle will be open for registration in September.  

Applicants are permitted to take the CASPer test only once per admission cycle, and the test results are valid for only one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to retake it. 

The fee to take CASPer is CAN$40. There is also a distribution fee of CAN$10 to send your results to the institutions you select 

You can find more detailed information on the nursing admissions requirements page.

Application Deadlines 

Fall Semester 

Early Admission 1: Apply by March 1 

Early Admission 2: Apply by May 1 

Regular Admission: Ongoing as space allows 

Spring Semester 

Regular Admission: Apply by November 1 

Early admission allows the University to track and shape the incoming class. If you apply for early admission and do not yet meet the University's requirements your application will be re-assessed in a later round. Final confirmation of admission and awards will be issued once the final transcript has been received. Final transcripts must be received by August 1. 

Note: The deadline for theatre and music scholarships, as well as endowment awards is March 15. Therefore, your admissions application must be submitted before March 1 in order to qualify for these awards.  

After Admission 

Once you've been admitted, you will be contacted by your enrolment advisor to discuss financial aid, housing, and course registration. Visit the Admitted Students section for your next steps.