Welcome to Homeschooling for College Credit!

Your teen can start earning college credit today.

Welcome!! Tens of thousands of parents JUST LIKE YOU have made college an affordable reality for their families. By earning college credit in high school, you’re leveraging the opportunities available to your family TODAY that won’t be as easy to grab after high school graduation! Before high school graduation, college credits are generally very affordable- some are even free, but AFTER high school graduation, you’ll pay rack rate (ouch!)

  • How early? Anytime really. Usually teens can start in high school.
  • How smart? Teens of every ability level can earn college credit- even students who need learning accommodations can earn college credit in high school.
  • What subjects? Literally every subject – from general education to career and technical subjects.

Homeschooling for College Credit is a nonprofit organization that is led by volunteers. We are unaffiliated with colleges or businesses, so we never benefit financially by your decisions for your teen. As such, we can boldly recommend ways for your teen to save money, save time, and get a huge head start on their college experience. (Colleges are not especially motivated to help you save time or money).

Everything you need to get started is on this page!

Get Started in 5 Simple Steps

(time it takes to do all 5 steps: ~3 hours)

Step 1

Get your FREE Quick Start Guide Yes, there is a lot to learn and a lot of details, but let’s learn to walk before we run! The 2023-2024 Quick Start Guide is a 10-page downloadable guide that helps you get started. Downloading the guide does NOT subscribe you to our blog (but we think you should do that too!)

Step 2

Take our 1 hour FREE Mini-Course: Homeschooling for College Credit: The Basics. Why does Homeschooling for College Credit make the most sense for homeschoolers? Why does it make college affordable? Why do parents make the best guidance counselors? Before you start planning their college credit, you’re invited to understand the principles behind the philosophy and how it may or may not fit in your homeschool.

Step 3

Join your state’s HS4CC Facebook group: We run 60 Facebook groups! Our organization lives and breathes on Facebook. Each group is led by an expert volunteer who is or has Homeschooled for College Credit for several years. Every group is full of parents in your state discussing the ways to tap into your local resources. Specific help with high school graduation requirements, college admissions requirements, access to dual enrollment, and budgeting for college are all found in your state group. We also have a handful of special groups like our HS4CC marketplace, CLEP group, HBCU group, NCAA group, ASU group, Christian dual enrollment, or Big 3 degree planners, military families, and more. Feel free to join as many of our FB groups as you like. Find my community

Step 4

Subscribe to this blog! The HS4CC blog is like our daily newspaper. Each day we publish a post about resourceful high school planning, earning college credit, finding free college credits, scholarships, our live events, CLEP, and more! The HS4CC blog is dedicated teaching you resourceful high school planning. Unsubscribe anytime.

Step 5

Plan your teen’s first 3 classes: There is no such thing as “a perfect plan” or “one size fits all” when it comes to Homeschooling for College Credit, but there are clear ways you can make your plan successful with as few mistakes as possible. No matter what personal and professional goals your family has for your teen, everyone starts at the beginning – the Spark Stage. Learn about how to start in our free Spark Stage Help Me Start Class. The class explores the ways to pick winners as you get going!

Bonus Step: Get Encouraged

Homeschooling for College Credit works. Think of our organization as a buffet instead of a recipe. We’ll show you more opportunities than you could ever take advantage of, but YOU are the best person to filter those opportunities for your teen. Unlike a business that is selling you a product, we exist to create a relationship. We crowdsource, create peer support groups, and encourage each other. Whether your teen earns 1 college credit or a full degree, we celebrate that success with you!

We want you to get encouraged (and stay encouraged) along your journey! The last day of every month is our “Celebration” day on our main Facebook page. Parents share their teen’s wins for the month- whether it’s getting a good grade, earning college credit, or finishing a degree, we celebrate it. Read monthly celebration posts here.

Occasionally a family will write up a bigger or longer family’s story to share, I love to publish those! You can read those here and submit your own.

Since 2012, I’ve made it my mission to stay in front of the changing world of higher education and how homeschoolers can access it in a way that leverages programs that often go unused. Homeschooling families usually have twice the motivation and half the resources! I’m so proud of our community here – it changes lives and is important work. We can help you makes college affordable, and empower you to drive the process instead of being pushed out of the way. I’m so thrilled you found us! Welcome! Shop the book Homeschooling for College Credit.


Jennifer Cook-DeRosa, M.S.

Executive Director of Homeschooling for College Credit