Homeschooling for College Credit is a resource you can trust.

Getting into college is easy. It’s getting out that’s hard. We want to help you bring the goal post closer by:

  • helping you become your teen’s best guidance counselor by giving you basic academic advising skills.
  • build a high school plan that includes college credit for average teens
  • exploring 30 ways to earn college credit in high school, and then learning the pros and cons of each. (not all college credit is equal!)
  • develop a high school exit strategy that includes a LOT of college credit
  • build good test prep curriculum if your teen wants to test out of classes
  • get dual enrollment advice from parents in your state
  • helping you create a GOOD transcript that includes college credit
  • learn how transferring in college credit saves you more money than most scholarships.

Who Are We?


Homeschooling for College Credit is not a business. The organization originally began in 2012 as a fan page for the book, Homeschooling for College Credit.  Later, by 2015 we were a thriving online community of volunteer-led support groups covering all 50 states and several specialty segments created to serve our military, NCAA, and marketplace. Our community currently serves about 40,000+ families across many social media platforms and our leadership are well-respected as experts and leaders in the field.


The purpose of Homeschooling for College Credit is to provide homeschooling parents with information and access to college info with enrollment bias, to teach resourceful homeschool planning, to support parents in their role as the guidance counselor, and to help parents navigate the snags that they may encounter along the way.

No Ads / No information selling

There are no ads running on these pages, and your information is not being collected and sold to fund our existence. NOTHING here is behind a paywall. You don’t need to register, sign up, or provide your email address (you can subscribe, which will give you an email digest of blog posts.) By keeping the operational expenses to a bare minimum we can continue to provide free resources and services AD-FREE to as many people as possible for as long as possible.  We carefully monitor and aggressively filter content throughout the community to keep your experience ad-free. This site is funded by Jennifer Cook-DeRosa as a personal philanthropic mission.


Everyone who works in the organization, including Jennifer, is a volunteer.   Our leadership team consists of about 40 well-trained volunteers who have experience guiding their own teens through homeschooling and earning college credit. Most of our 40 volunteers have been with us for at least 5 years and have graduated their own teens from homeschool AND college but continue to stay and mentor in our community.  Several of us work hard to stay on top of the ever-changing educational landscape and college credit policy by actively working in higher education and participating in professional development. Though many of our volunteers work in higher education or related jobs, everyone here has the heart of a teacher.  Meet the team.


Jennifer Cook-DeRosa is the founder, Executive Director, and owner of the Homeschooling for College Credit organization.  Jennifer is also the author of the book, Homeschooling for College Credit. Sales from that book fund this site and the associated hosting expenses.

Jennifer’s professional work

Jennifer’s professional work inside the system inspired the establishment of this platform outside the system. As such, Jennifer institutes an ethical wall between this organization and hers (and other’s) professional working relationships with colleges and universities.  

As a life-long homeschooler with 25 years of experience in college administration, advising, and teaching, Jennifer uses this platform to help parents find valuable tools and use smart strategies that are hard to find on their own. 

Jennifer is the author of Homeschooling for College Credit, written to serve parents by giving them a birds-eye-view of the college-credit maze. 

Read Jennifer’s personal story that inspired her to start this organization.

Your support

The best way to support Homeschooling for College Credit is by sharing our content with your homeschool group, local dual enrollment coordinator, or requesting the book, Homeschooling for College Credit, be added to your local library shelves. These actions don’t cost you anything but are essential to our organization’s longevity.

If you have questions, you can contact Jennifer directly at cookderosa@gmail.com

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If your teen earns even 1 college credit, he is ahead!



Homeschooling for College Credit is recognized by the Homeschool Legal Defense Association as a “recommended resource” for high school families.