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Home School Curriculum

Miami University welcomes applications from alternatively educated students, including home school students. A home school student is one who has followed a self-directed curriculum and does not have an official transcript from an accredited secondary school institution. Home school students are reviewed using the same criteria as those from traditional high schools, and we hope the following information will help you successfully complete an application for admission.


We recognize that home school transcripts may look different from those submitted by traditional high school students. A transcript should include a list of courses by grade level and any performance indicators (e.g., letter grades, grade point average), if available.

For enrolling students, a final transcript must include your final semester courses and grades and a confirmation of graduation. This is usually listed as a graduation date (month, day, and year) and should be labeled "Date of Graduation" or "Graduated."

Curriculum Evaluation

Home school applicants are expected to complete the same curriculum requirements as students from traditional high schools.

To allow us to properly evaluate your curriculum, we ask that home school students submit a list of educational resources and a curriculum description in addition to their transcript. In some cases, the list of educational resources and the curriculum description may be reviewed by the appropriate academic department at Miami University.

The list of educational resources should include all texts and materials per subject area used throughout the student's secondary education.

The curriculum description should include the concepts and educational objectives for each course by subject area.

Letter of Recommendation

All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation to complete their application. For home school students, we welcome letters from the student's primary instructor, which may be a parent or guardian.

Applying for Admission

To apply for first-year admission, please submit the items above (transcript, current evaluation, and letter of recommendation) in addition to the following:

  • Common Application
  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • ACT/SAT Scores (directly from the testing agency)

For More Information

If you have questions about applying as a home school student, please contact Ann Bader, Assistant Director of Admission, by email or phone at 513-529-1240.

West Chester
  • Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA


    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info:

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info:

  • Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info:

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info:

  • Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: