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Homeschool Students

MVNU is an environment in which homeschooled students shine.

Use the code “HOMESCHOOL” at the end of the application to apply for free.

MVNU is a community in which faith and learning go hand-in-hand. Our focus on whole-person education sets us apart from other four-year liberal arts colleges. We believe students learn best when they are fully engaged - heart, soul, and mind.

We think college is supposed to be about more than just getting a diploma or a job. At MVNU, we believe that being a well-rounded and highly educated individual is valuable in and of itself. (Of course, it doesn't hurt that 96% of our students are employed or in grad school within one year of graduation.)

At MVNU, we understand homeschooling and we support it. We've got small class sizes and caring faculty mentors. But more than that, we appreciate the homeschool journey because many of us have chosen it for our own families. You won't find a more "homeschool friendly" environment than MVNU.

NEW for Incoming Students through Spring 2023

For traditional students enrolling at MVNU in Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, MVNU has implemented a test-optional review process for admission to the university. This means applications are considered without standardized test scores. An official copy of the high school transcript is required, as GPA and the types of courses taken are used as part of the application review process.

NOTE: Specific academic programs, courses and some scholarships may require an ACT/SAT score to be submitted.

We want to make your transition to college as easy as possible. We've developed a few tools to help you. Choose from these templates to create your own transcript for the college admissions process:

- Can I earn college credit now?

  • Yes! Through Dual Enrollment and College Credit Plus, high school students are able to get a head start on their college career. The College Credit Plus program only covers students who are Ohio residents. Homeschool and Private school students are eligible for limited state funding. More information about MVNU’s CCP program can be found here.

- Is financial aid available to homeschool graduates?

A student must submit an application to MVNU and send their home school transcript. Transcripts may be sent via mail to Traditional Admissions Office, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; emailed to; or faxed to 740-393-0511. ACT or SAT scores can be submitted, if available. 

- What high school courses are recommended?

  • Each state has its own high school graduation requirements that must be completed for the awarding of a high school diploma. Ohio high school graduation requirements are 21 units, including:
    • 4 units — English
    • 1 unit — Health and physical education
    • 4 units — Mathematics (Alg. 1, Alg. 11, Geometry, Other)
    • 3 units — Social studies
    • 3 units — Science
    • 5 units — Electives (including 1 unit from fine arts, foreign language, or business technology).
      *Students who have not completed two years of one foreign language in high school will be required to take foreign language at MVNU.

      For more information on recommended high school courses, visit MVNU’s catalog.

- What should be included on a homeschool transcript?

  • A transcript should include all courses taken in high school, as well as a brief description of the classes and grades. It is also important to include the cumulative grade-point average (GPA). Credit hours earned and a signature are not required on the transcript, but is strongly encouraged. An anticipated graduation date is not needed on initial transcripts, but final transcripts at the end of the school year will need a graduation date.

- Can ACT/SAT scores be included on a homeschool transcript?

  • Scores cannot be accepted on a transcript. Test scores can only be accepted if they are sent directly from ACT or SAT. Students can request to have their scores sent to MVNU when they take the ACT or SAT, or after they take it they can request it online on the ACT or SAT website.

- Why do colleges require a transcript?

  • Transcripts are used to help students succeed in college. A transcript is the best way to judge a student’s performance throughout their high school career. They allow universities to see what types of classes students excel in, as well as which types of classes students may need help in when they attend college.
The educational system of the state of Ohio allows talented middle and high school students an opportunity to earn college credit prior to completion of their high school programs through Dual Enrollment. Dual Enrollment is designed to complement and supplement a high school's college preparatory curriculum. MVNU has three Dual Enrollment options. The cost to your family will vary depending on the program you choose.
  • College Credit Plus (CCP) – Enacted into law in September, 2014, this program allows students at Ohio public high schools to take courses without cost. Ohio residents at non-public high schools and those that are homeschooled are also eligible and funded through a separate application process. Non-public and homeschool students must apply for state CCP funding no later than April 1st. Click the link for more information.
  • Family Pay/Dual Enrollment – A reduced tuition option designed for students who are ineligible or partially eligible for CCP funding.
  • Summer Learn – Eligible students can register for MVNU's online summer course offerings.

For a comprehensive overview of MVNU’s Dual Enrollment options, please visit

After two years as a CCP student, MVNU felt like home for me. The friends I met and the connections I made with my professors made all the difference in my decision to continue attending MVNU after I graduated. I am so thankful for the people I met those first years and am very excited that I get to continue my education at a school that I already know and love!

Grace Brubaker (’20)Dual Enrollment Student
“Thankful for a school where the faculty loves us like their own kids.”

Contact your admissions counselor to learn more about MVNU or to ask any questions about the college experience!

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