Of course colleges will vary, but typically admissions offices ask for the following:
Application for Undergraduate Admission (online)
Official ACT or SAT test scores (sent directly from ACT or College Board)
Official high school transcript (at least 6 semesters, use 4.0 scale). You will have to send a final transcript to them after you graduate. For the University of Kentucky, a parent’s signature will validate a transcript for a homeschooler.
Academic letter of recommendation from a teacher(s)
Essays (If optional essay, do it!)
Current high school classes (Rigorous or not? Tells student’s motivation.)
Work Experience, Community Service, Awards & Recognition, Extracurricular Activities
Non-refundable processing fee (usually $50)
Social Security Number if you want KEES money, financial aid, or scholarship money
A List of Your Curriculum (Some colleges want to see this–not the University of Kentucky.)
Colleges want to see motivated students who have a passion for learning. Show them that you will go above and beyond to tackle hard problems and succeed. Show them your strong work ethic!