Your New Home (School) at DelVal
Homeschooled students find their footing easily at DelVal. After all, our strengths -- small class sizes, hands-on learning, personal attention to your academic goals, peers serious about learning -- mirror the best of the homeschool experience.
DelVal Wants You
Here's what we know about homeschooled students: not only do they generally score higher on standardized tests, they bring a maturity and purpose to their academic pursuits that can only strengthen our learning community.
Applying to Delaware Valley University
DelVal operates on a rolling admission process. There is no application deadline and we are continually receiving and reviewing applications for admission. Students can apply any time after the completion of their junior year of high school.
- Application for Admission – this includes an essay (250 words minimum)
- Official SAT and/or ACT standardized test scores (SAT Code: 2510/ACT Code:3551)
- One or more of the following:
- State Approved Diploma
- GED (locate a testing center near you)
- Comprehensive representation of the homeschool curriculum (grades 9-12). This can be provided in any combination of the following: portfolio, course outlines, syllabi, log book, etc.
- Grade report and/or sample works of the student representing a variety of subjects and spanning the four years of the student's secondary education. Evaluator's reports are also helpful.
- A letter of recommendation from the student’s primary instructor including an academic reference, as well as any experiential learning references including special projects, field trips and extracurricular activities. If the student's primary instructor is a parent, then an additional recommendation is required from someone other than a parent who can comment on the student's readiness for college.
- A personal one-on-one meeting with an Enrollment Management Counselor is not required but is strongly recommended.
Optional Supplemental Materials:*
- SAT II Subject Tests
- AP Test Scores
- CLEP Exam Scores
- Additional writing samples or course material (e.g., science lab report)
- Any other relevant material that the student would like to submit
*These materials often can be helpful in determining a student's scholarship potential
Transferring Credits to DelVal
- College credits
Dual-enrollment/Community College – Students may transfer credits to Delaware Valley College from other regionally or nationally accredited institutions of higher education (score of C or better). Student must provide an official college transcript.
- AP Credits
Credit may be earned for successful completion of Advanced Placement Examinations (score of 3 or better) administered to high school students by the College Entrance Examination Board.
- CLEP Credits
Students who have acquired proficiency in a subject may elect to gain credit for that proficiency by satisfactorily completing either the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the DANTES program, both of which are administered by the Educational Testing Service. Credits earned through these programs are treated as transfer credits. Delaware Valley College’s Department of Continuing Education is an approved site at which CLEP tests may be taken.
Once You've Applied
After receiving your completed admissions application and all necessary academic records, we make every effort to notify candidates of their admission decision within two to three weeks.
- Delaware Valley University Merit Scholarships
- Experience 360 – DelVal’s Signature Experiential Learning Program
- Admission counselors are available to answer any questions you may have regarding high school requirements, the application process, or unique circumstances.