Home School Students
Mount St. Mary's University is featured on the cover of the 2011 Homeschoolers Guide to Colleges and Career Schools.
Over the last several years, more and more home school students have chosen Mount St. Mary’s University as the place to continue their education. We believe that an individualized approach is most beneficial in the admissions process, which is why we have a Home School Student Coordinator who will work with you and your parents every step of the way.
Each applicant for admission is evaluated carefully on an individual basis, taking into account indicators of the student’s ability to succeed at the Mount. The most important factors we consider are the student’s curriculum and performance in academic coursework. Standardized test scores are also weighed in relation to the above considerations.
If you are interested in learning more about Mount St. Mary’s University, please call the Admissions Office at 800-448-4347 to schedule a campus visit, including a tour and discussion with our Home School Student Coordinator. You can also schedule your visit using our Campus Visit Website.
The Application Process
Undergraduate candidates who are currently home schooled must submit the following:
- The Mount St. Mary's University application and $45 fee (or an official fee waiver);
- An academic letter of recommendation from an instructor (other than a parent);
- An official high school transcript from a recognized, accredited consortium or association OR a comprehensive syllabus (including a list of books used, laboratory work done, and a narrative description);
- Official results from the SAT or ACT.
Additional information may be requested in order to review the curriculum.
* Please note that if an incoming home school student has earned more than 40 credits at a community college they will be considered a transfer student and will need to follow the application procedures as such.
If you wish to apply for scholarships or need-based financial aid, it is necessary to follow the application instructions and deadlines. Click here for more information on financial aid.
Talk to a Home School Student at the Mount
If you are interested in talking personally with a Mount student who was home schooled, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll connect you with someone who can answer your questions.
Talk to the Home School Student Coordinator
If you have questions about the above information, please call the Admissions Office at 301-447-5214 or 800-448-4347, or e-mail our Home School Student Coordinator, Mark Wagoner.
Mount alum Beth Kitchin discusses her experience at Mount St. Mary's University as a home school student.