MVNU is an environment in which homeschooled students shine.
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 94% 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.
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?
- Absolutely! All students can apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov. Homeschool students are also eligible for MVNU scholarships and grants as well as state and federal grants and loans.
- What are the application requirements?
- A student must submit an application to MVNU and send their ACT or SAT scores as well as their home school transcript. Transcripts may be sent via mail to Traditional Admissions Office, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; or faxed to 740-393-0511.
- 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 unites — 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. View transcript templates here (<-- link to the templates page)
- 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.