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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 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 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?

- What are the application requirements for the traditional undergraduate program?

  • 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 College Credit Plus program covers students who are Ohio residents. Homeschool and Private school students are eligible for limited state funding. The state has not yet disclosed how much money will be allotted for these students but has indicated that every qualified student should receive at least one class free of charge. This is not a guarantee, but it certainly makes it worth your time to apply and request funding.

The process is as follows:

  • Fill out MVNU's CCP application

  • Fill out the state's Letter of Intent, found here, by April 1. This can be emailed to or mailed to the Ohio Department of Education, 25 South Front St., Columbus, OH 43215

  • Apply for State funding through a SAFE account. Instructions can be found here.

Once CCP funding runs out, students and families can choose to participate in our Family Pay program at a greatly discounted cost of 1/4 of our regular tuition. In addition, we offer a variety of Summer Learn classes online that can be taken with CCP funding or at the discounted Family Pay rate.

Currently we have in-seat courses at several private high schools and hope to expand those opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year. If your school would like to discuss these possibilities with us, please have the school contact us at

For more information visit the dual enrollment FAQ page.

Summer Courses: Take college classes over the summer

Training: Have MVNU train at your homeschool event

- Homeschool convention

- CCP presentations

- Preparing for college presentations

Homeschool testimonials

“As a home educated student, I appreciate how welcoming MVNU is towards homeschooling families and their unique perspectives and backgrounds. The university helps the admissions process go smoothly for home educated students and supports the flexibility and initiative they bring to campus.” — Shiloh Six, ’19

“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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