Welcome Homeschool Students


Mary Baldwin University offers two easy ways for homeschoolers to enroll and start on your path to a degree. Whether you want to start earning college credit early online, or you have finished high school studies and are ready to enroll full-time, you will benefit from the same big rewards of our small university, including small, interactive classes; personalized advising; and a rich scholarship program.

Baldwin Online: Start Earning Credit Early

MBU’s fully accredited online courses are acknowledged by colleges and universities nationwide, so you don’t spend time taking AP classes that may or may not count toward your degree. Apply to Baldwin Online and Adult Programs for these benefits and more:

  • Start earning college credit as early as age 16, usually after completing sophomore high school studies
  • Choose from online courses in dozens of majors, including English, math, and history, or earn credits toward popular degrees in criminal justice, psychology, health sciences, and business
  • Basic knowledge of college-level academics and expectations that will help when you start thinking about working toward a degree full-time

Mary Baldwin College for Women or University College: Enroll as a Full-Time Student

Mary Baldwin’s personal approach to academics and safe, lively campus community are the ideal complement to your homeschool education. As a residential or commuter student, you will be challenged to continue to shape your education, your life, and your world. MBU accepts homeschool transcripts with parental authorization, as well as umbrella school and correspondence school transcripts. Apply today to our single-sex Mary Baldwin College for Women or co-ed University College to start experiencing the MBU advantage:

  • Fast-track programs in education, health sciences, performing arts, and business
  • Hundreds of leadership opportunities, from student government to service projects
  • 11: 1 student to faculty ratio
  • Generous financial aid packages – for in-state students, aid includes the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (2016-17 award amount: $3,100)
  • Access to internships, jobs, and more in the vibrant Staunton community and beyond
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