Special Class Today! September 1

Thomas Edison State University: Resourceful Homeschooling for an Affordable Bachelor’s Degree. Taught by HS4CC degree planning expert Danika Recore, this 2+ hour intensive live stream class will teach you how your teen can complete most (or all) of their bachelor’s degree in high school using free and super low cost college credit. For teens who want to cash flow college for a fraction of the price and graduate debt-free from a regionally accredited college, you won’t want to miss this! Each participant will receive a handout and a recording of the session. $40 space is limited. 3pm EST – 5pm ESTRegister Now

About Thomas Edison State University

Chartered in 1972, Thomas Edison State University is one of New Jersey’s senior public institutions of higher learning and one of the oldest schools in the country designed specifically for adults. The University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in more than 100 areas of study as well as undergraduate, graduate and professional certificates. TESU.edu

Why would a HS4CC family consider TESU?

Thomas Edison State University is one of 3 special universities in the United States that allows you to bring in more transfer credit than anyone else. In fact, you only have to complete 2 classes with the university. (you can, of course, complete all of them there- but that’s missing the point!)

How does this transfer policy save money?

When you enroll in college, most people pay “rack rate” tuition- which is the standard cost found on a college’s website. Since a bachelor’s degree requires 120 college credits, the “normal” way is to pay rack-rate for all 120 college credits. This is the MOST EXPENSIVE way to go to college! TESU’s unique transfer policy allows resourceful parents to cash flow college by maxing out on CLEP, DSST, AP, dual enrollment, Sophia, Studycom, and many other forms of very low cost college credits. By accumulating almost every college credit ahead of time, you can pay the lowest cost.

Why doesn’t everyone do this?

This “approach is sometimes called “testing out” or “DIY” but the essence of this method means completing most of a degree before you ever enroll. Not everyone knows about these opportunities, not everyone is interested in non-traditional college credit, and not every degree can be earned this way. This approach works really well for general liberal studies degrees or a degree in business. For those who need a very specialized degree or classes that meet on campus, it becomes more challenging to find and earn those credits on your own.

What is the class going to teach me?

  • You’ll learn what the requirements are for each degree
  • You’ll learn how to choose the right classes for the degree.
  • You’ll learn how to choose the right exams (CLEP, TECEP, DSST) for the degree
  • You’ll learn when NOT to chose this type of degree

Meet Danika

Danika Recore has been a valuable part of the Homeschooling for College Credit leadership team since 2019 as a Degree Planning Expert and moderator in our Degree Completion group. She is actively involved in the alternative credit-earning community both personally and professionally, and has created over a thousand degree plans for adults and teens.

Danika Recore


Executive Director of Homeschooling for College Credit