NKU's School-Based Scholars program welcomes any homeschool student to apply and take courses at NKU.
Please check out the drop-down questions below for more information about how homeschool students can take part in NKU's dual-credit program.
Students in the School-Based Scholars program are welcome to come to NKU's Highland Heights campus or online campus to take courses. For any of these courses, students must meet any course pre-requisites.
The SBS program encourages students to take general education courses, as those are the best suited for dual-credit students. To see what is being offered, view the NKU class schedule.To receive advising for courses on our Highland Heights or online campuses, please check out Dual-Credit Advising.
Please note: students may not be permitted to take restricted 7-week sections (noted as OnlineA/LEC/ONLR in the registration system), courses taught at other high schools, MUSA courses, or the following reserved courses: ENG 101I, ENG 101R, ENG 101W, MAT 101, MAT 115R, and STA 205R.
Note: Exceptions for freshman and sophomores may apply.
Please see Apply to the Program to complete the below steps. All homeschool students must:
Please submit application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials (online app, transcript, disclosure, and exception letters - if applicable) must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for admission. Please allow 4-5 weeks for processing. Students who are admitted will receive a welcome letter with next steps.
Students are responsible for the cost of tuition for their course(s) and the cost of textbooks. The tuition rate varies each year. Students taking classes at the Highland Heights campus may also purchase a parking pass.
Students are eligible for KHEAA's KY Dual-Credit Scholarship and KHEAA's Work Ready Scholarship. However, please note that these scholarships are not managed through NKU. For more information, please visit Tuition and Scholarships.
Homeschool students who have been admitted into the NKU program can refer to Current Students: Register and Prepare for SBS to register and prepare for the upcoming semester.
For advising assistance, please visit Dual-Credit Advising.
Students who run into issues or questions should email email@example.com for assistance.