Madonna: A Homeschooler-Friendly University

Madonna University warmly welcomes students who have received a personal education through homeschooling. We recognize the unique learning experiences that homeschooled students bring to our campus, and we are committed to providing you with the support that you need to succeed in your academic pursuits. Our small class sizes and dedicated faculty ensure that each student receives personal attention and guidance. 

Why Madonna?

Madonna University is committed to providing a supportive and enriching environment where you can continue to thrive both academically and personally. Our small class sizes ensure that you receive personalized attention from our dedicated faculty, allowing you to deepen your understanding of chosen subjects. We also offer a variety of online and on-campus academic support services to help you succeed in your coursework. 

Our vibrant learning environment provides countless opportunities to expand your knowledge and connect with others. You can participate in engaging extracurricular activities, join student clubs and organizations, and collaborate with peers. 

Our commitment to wisdom, innovation, and personal growth extends beyond the classroom. Madonna encourages you to explore your interests, develop your talents, and discover your true potential. 

As a homeschooled student, you may be seeking a university that values your unique learning experiences and provides you with the support you need to thrive in a traditional academic setting. Madonna University is that place. We welcome you to explore our diverse range of academic programs, experience our welcoming campus community, and discover the Madonna difference. 

Admission Requirements

Homeschooled students are considered for admission using the same criteria as other incoming freshman. We take into account many factors when considering students for admission, reviewing each applicant holistically to ensure they are best-fit to succeed in our community. This includes assessment of academic-achievement, personal statement, desired program of study, extracurricular involvement, and service involvement. 

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The admissions committee prioritizes applicants with strong academic credentials and a cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 or above. You can learn more about our undergraduate admissions requirements by vising our First-Year Admissions webpage. 

International and transfer students may have different admission requirements. 

Dual Enrollment

Homeschooled students are welcomed to enroll in college courses through Madonna University's dual enrollment program, which is designed for high-achieving high school students. Students can enrich their education, accelerate their pathway to a  college degree, save money, and explore career and personal interests. 

Students that meet the following criteria are eligible to take dual enrollment courses:

  • Have at minimum 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA
  • Standardize test scores show readiness for college-level work, if completed
  • Schedule must allow student to attend Madonna course time slots accordingly

All dual enrollment students are required to meet with an Undergraduate Admissions Officer to register for courses. To set up an appointment, or for more information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 734-432-5339 or admissions@madonna.edu.

Homeschool Success During and After College

As a  homeschooled student, you have a unique perspective and set of experiences that will prepare you for success in college. However, it is important to choose a college that will provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed in your academic and personal endeavors. 

According to a recent study by the Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE), 91% of homeschooled students who graduated from college were employed within six months. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of homeschooled students, but it also highlights the importance of choosing a college that will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the workforce. 

In addition to employment rates, homeschooled students also have high success rates in college. A study by the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) found that 69% of homeschooled students succeed in college and adulthood. This is due in part to the fact that homeschooled students are often self-motivated and independent learners. However, it is also important to choose a college that will provide you with the academic support you need to succeed in your coursework, like Madonna University. 

Finally a study by the CRHE found that 67% of homeschool students successfully graduate from college, which is a higher graduation rate than the national average.

Homeschooling Success

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Your On Campus Experience

At Madonna, we recognize that college is not just about academic pursuits; it's about personal growth, social engagement, and discovering new passions. With a multitude of student organizations, honor societies, and varsity athletic teams, our campus is brimming with opportunities to get involved, expand your horizons, and make meaningful connections. We're committed to creating a supportive and enriching campus experience for all students both in and outside of the classroom. With a wealth of opportunities to explore your passions, connect with others, and excel academically, at Madonna, you'll discover that college is more than just a place to learn; it's a place to grow, thrive, and discover your true potential.



Active student organizations and honor societies on campus.


Men's and women's varsity athletic teams that compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).


Student to faculty ratio where professors are available to guide, mentor, and support your academic endeavors.

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Dual Enrollment

Earn college credits in high school through our Dual Enrollment program. 

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