A Top-Tier/ Tier 1 homeschool-friendly university where students thrive

Why Saint Martin's?

Homeschool students at Saint Martin's University

Top-Tier Homeschool-Friendly University

Saint Martin’s is one of the nation’s top-tier homeschool-friendly colleges. We welcome and recognize the dedication homeschoolers and their families have toward education. You will feel right at home at Saint Martin’s: our inclusive community is comprised of learners who are thoughtful, independent thinkers interested in making a positive difference in the world. We want to help make your transition to college a smooth one, which is why we have the same holistic application review for homeschool students as with other high school students. Homeschool students are also eligible for our academic merit scholarships.

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CLT at Saint Martin's University

Saint Martin’s is proud to accept the CLT!

Enter SMU18 to receive a 50% discount (Enter this code in your CLT profile’s Partner  ID field)

2018 CLT Test Dates: February 3, May 19, September 29

Homeschool students at Saint Martin's

Homeschool student at Saint Martin's

Britany Cartwright ‘18

“I knew that SMU`s teaching program was one of the highest quality programs. I emailed back and forth with people in admissions and the College of Education and received plenty of instruction and advice about what to do and when to apply. Out of all the other universities I could have gone to, Saint Martin’s made the most effort to connect with me. I am currently working with the Office of International Programs and Visitors Center over the summer.”

Matthew Tietjen ‘15

“Saint Martin’s has a values-based education and I found that the Benedictine values resonated well with my faith and beliefs. For some homeschool students, the transition to a classroom setting can be difficult but I really like the small community feel here. I was able to build strong relationships with my classmates and my professors. There were meetings I had with professors that lasted until 10 pm just so they could help me with post graduate plans. It helps that you can be independent here and still feel like you belong. Plus, the campus is gorgeous and great for exploring!"

•List all courses taken and dates completed.
•Have a cumulative GPA calculated on a 4-point scale.
•Include the graduation date only AFTER the student has graduated. Prior to graduation, an “anticipated graduation date” can be listed.
•Be kept in a safe place
•Be signed and dated by the “School Principal.”
•Be mailed to the college in a sealed envelope with the principal’s signature over seal.
•Have the school name and address on the outside of the envelope.

Homeschool transcripts will be considered official when:

  • The signed transcript is delivered in a sealed envelope with the academic administrators (parent) signature over the seal of the envelope.
  • The signed transcript has been emailed directly from the academic administrators (parent) with an email chain/parents signature and explanation to verify that it came from the parent of the applicant.
  • The signed transcript has been faxed or emailed directly from the Homeschool administrator/ Guidance Counselor’s office to the Office of Admissions or directly to the admissions counselor. It must have a fax cover sheet or email chain to support this, and must be added to the students file.

Ready to learn more? Find important information on deadlines, requirements, and how to apply on our first-year undergraduate page.