Alternatively-Schooled Students

Join a small, Liberal Arts & Sciences University.

Home-schooled students, who are familiar with working independently, often have an easy transition to the academic life at Quest. In classes of 20 or fewer, students study closely with professors who they know on a first name basis. Working with their faculty advisors, students propose and shape their own major, and are encouraged to participate in hands-on experiences such as internships, study abroad opportunities, and field work.

Here are some tips for students coming from untraditional academic programs:

• Review the application process and requirements. Quest believes that grades, though important, are just one facet of an individual—we want to know more about our applicants.

• Contact your Admissions Counsellor who can answer any questions related to your specific case.

• In the absence of a high school transcript, we recommend you send us any of the following: evaluations, GED, recommendation letters, your resume, your reading list, published works, and/or a portfolio.

• While we don’t require any standardized tests, in the absence of a transcript, SAT or ACT scores may be helpful.

About Quest

Quest’s 60-acre campus is located in the coastal mountain community of Squamish, British Columbia, between Vancouver and Whistler.


Consisting of arts, humanities, mathematics, and social, life and natural sciences, the liberal arts and sciences form the basis of a well-rounded education.

Life at Quest

Living in a community is an integral part of the Quest experience. As such, students live on campus for all four years of their undergraduate degree.

If you have questions about the status of your file, contact Admissions at or 604-898-8000.

Quest University Canada is committed to accessibility and equity. Students with protected characteristics are welcome to request reasonable accommodations for the application process, and should speak with their Admissions Counsellor if they wish to do so. Any inquiries regarding accommodations while attending Quest should be directed to Krista Lambie, Director of Student Success, at