Homeschool Students

Milligan values and welcomes the unique qualities and academic standards that homeschool students bring. Through quality academics and a focused Christian commitment, discover the world that surrounds you and embark on a journey towards promise and progress. Explore your passion, refine your talents, and affirm your faith.

Why Milligan?


Academic merit-based scholarships up to $15,000/year are available, plus fine arts, music, athletic, and leadership scholarships. Milligan also offers need-based grants, state, and federal aid. We have a payment plan to help make budgeting easier for you and your family. Contact our Admissions Office to find out what you might qualify for!


Steps to Apply

Due to the COVID-19 situation, requesting official transcripts and test scores has been hard for most students. We can use unofficial copies for admissions purposes. We will work with you individually to use whatever you can provide us at the moment. Contact your admissions recruiter or reach out to for assistance with transcripts and test scores.

Milligan honors a rolling admission policy, which means the admission committee will consider applications throughout the year, as long as space is available. However, we encourage students to apply early (by February 1 for Fall) for maximum scholarship and financial aid consideration. Also please note there are some academic and scholarship programs with specific dates and deadlines.

  1. APPLICATION: Complete and submit your official application.
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Submit an official homeschool transcript. To discuss requirements related to the transcript, call 800.262.8337.
  3. TEST SCORES: Request that official ACT, SAT-I, or CLT scores be sent directly to Milligan.
    • ACT code: 3996
    • SAT-I code: 1469  ‎

REFERENCES will be required from students who have an ACT score below 21, SAT score (after March 2016) below 1060, an old SAT score (prior to March 2016) of 980, a CLT score below 68, or a GPA below 2.75. One academic reference and one church/character reference will be required.  You will be notified if these are required of you.


Next Steps

AFTER YOU APPLY, your Admissions Recruiter will communicate with you regularly about your application file and status. Admission decisions are usually made within two weeks of application. If you qualify for an Academic Scholarship, you’ll find that out right away, too.

Once admitted, be sure to visit our ADMITTED STUDENTS page for the next steps to receive maximum financial aid and to secure your spot in the class and campus housing.


Character, ability, preparation, and seriousness of purpose are all qualities emphasized in considering applicants for membership in Milligan University. A college-prep course pattern is strongly recommended:

  • College prep English
  • College prep mathematics
  • College prep science
  • College prep history and/or social science
  • Two years of a single foreign language
  • Some work in speech, music, or art
  • Satisfactory scores on the ACT or SAT-I (MC freshmen usually average 23 ACT/1080 SAT)
  • Evidence of Christian commitment and academic potential