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University of North Carolina-Pembroke

Homeschooling for College Credit at University of North Carolina Pembroke

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Rack Rate Tuition IN STATE: $6,360 ($53 per credit x 120 credits)

Resourcefully Planned IN STATE: $4,611 (33 credits in homeschool $0,  87 credits taken online with UNC)

Resourcefully Planned with Career and College Promise: $2,000 (60 credits in homeschool, 4 semesters online with UNC)

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Rack Rate Tuition OUT OF STATE: $22,560 ($188 per credit x 120 credits)

Resourcefully Planned OUT OF STATE: $16,365 (33 credits in homeschool $0,  87 credits taken online with UNC)


Degree:  Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice  or Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Note:  UNC Pembroke is one of three NC Promise colleges in North Carolina.  Promise schools offer flat-rate tuition ($500 per semester in-state, $2,500 per semester out of state).  Read more about the NC Promise program here.   


What is a resourcefully planned degree?  In short, a cost map shows you how Homeschooling for College Credit in high school can be transferred into a specific college to save money.  We’ll use alternative college credit sources that are accepted by this college to devise a strategic plan for your student.  The cost map is a general outline that gets you headed in the right direction.

What a Resourcefully Planned Cost Map is NOT:  It’s not a guarantee.  This is an informed DIY plan using the college’s advertised transfer and credit acceptance policies.

Why DIY?  As the parent of a high school student, you won’t have access to academic advisors or the registrar of a college, in addition, colleges don’t specialize in helping you avoid taking their classes!  But, college transfer protocol and transfer policies are often available to the public, allowing teens to start earning college credit NOW that can be used LATER.

Where is Dual Enrollment?  Since some families have free tuition through dual enrollment, while other families may not, dual enrollment has been completely left out of the plan. If you have dual enrollment available to you, you may want to use it.

Note:  North Carolina homeschool high school students can participate in the Career and College Promise through their local community college from grades 11 and 12. This program allows teens to take guaranteed transfer courses on the AA or AS pathways tuition-free.  In addition, there is a Criminal Justice pathway that allows 12 credits (4 courses) that would also apply to the CJ degree. If you are an NC resident, I strongly urge you to consider using Career and College Promise (dual enrollment).  If your teen can not hit the testing benchmark to begin the AA or AS pathway, follow this plan making use of CLEP exams instead.  Once your teen has graduated from high school, simply complete the AA or AS before you transfer.   The CLEP policy of UNC-P may differ from that of your local community college.  UNC-P allows up to 30 CLEP credits.

Read more here:  $2000 Bachelor’s Degrees in NC

Other costs:  Colleges will have other costs beyond the scope of our basic tuition calculation.  Application fee, graduation fee, technology fee, etc. are all fees that you should plan for when your teen eventually enrolls.  To keep the playing field even, the rack rate listed above doesn’t include fees either – the numbers shown are straight tuition.


Rack Rate Tuition IN STATE: $6,360 ($53 per credit x 120 credits)

Rack Rate Tuition OUT OF STATE: $22,560 ($188 per credit x 120 credits)

Resourcefully Planned IN STATE: $4,611 

Resourcefully Planned OUT OF STATE: $16,365


How to avoid student loan debt

  1. Reduce the number of credits your teen must complete by doing as many of them as possible in high school.
  2. Secure scholarships, apply for Federal work-study and use savings/cash to cover the balance of tuition once you’re an enrolled student.
  3. Only after you’ve exhausted options 1 & 2 should you consider borrowing money.

Cost Map for University of North Carolina Pembroke (01/2019)

Requirement Homeschooling for College Credit Approximate Cost taken during homeschool Cost when taken through UNC in state Cost when taken through UNC out of state
English Composition 1, 3 cr. CLEP College Composition (with essay), ENG1050, 3 cr. $0* $159 $564
ENG1060 English Composition 2 NA NA $159 $564
Fine Arts, 3 cr. CLEP Humanities, ART 2050 and MUS 1020, 6 cr. (+3 credit elective) $0* $318 $1,128
Literature, 3 cr. CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature, ENG2030, 3 cr. $0* $159 $564
Philosophy or Religion, 3 cr. NA NA $159 $564
History, 3 cr. CLEP U.S. History 1, HST1010, 3 cr. $0* $159 $564
Social Science, Psychology, 3 cr. CLEP Psychology, PSY1010, 3 cr. $0* $159 $564
Social Science, Sociology, 3 cr. CLEP Sociology, SOC1010, 3 cr. $0* $159 $564
Social Science, Political Science, 3 cr. AP Government and Politics, PLS1010, 3 cr. $0* $159 $564
Natural Sciences, 6 cr. CLEP Natural Sciences, BIO 1000 and PHS 1100, 6 cr. $0* $318 $1,128
Mathematics CLEP College Math, MAT1050, 3 cr. $0* $159 $564
General Ed. Elective, 6 cr. 3 credit overage from Fine Arts, need more 3 cr. NA $159 $564
Freshman Seminar, 1 cr. NA NA $53 $188
Physical Education, 2 cr. NA NA $106 $376
Criminal Justice Core or Sociology major, 18-21 cr. NA NA $1,113 $3,948
Criminal Justice or Sociology Electives, 15 cr. NA (Career and College Promise eligible) NA / $0 $795 $2,820
University Electives, 39 -42 cr. NA (Career and College Promise eligible) NA / $0 $2,067 $7,332
$6,360 $22,560

*Modern States is currently awarding vouchers to cover CLEP exam fees as well as testing center fees.  You can obtain a free voucher through their website. 


Important links for University of North Carolina:

List of all NC degrees across all NC universities

UNC Tuition and Fees

UNC General Education Requirements

Accepted CLEP and AP exams

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