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TEL Coupon through March 2022!!

I just learned that Homeschooling for College Credit audience has a coupon for 10% off on any courses taken through TEL Learning. TEL courses are *legitimate credit laundering* which means that while they are alternative college courses (taken at home in a self-paced format) they are recorded on an official college transcript by a partner college. Read more about TEL and this great coupon!

TEL Learning – College Credit Option

TEL Learning is not a college. It is a business. Normally, when a business (non-college) offers classes for college credit, their likelihood of transferability is very low. See credit types ranked by transferability. However, by partnering with colleges to get their courses recorded on regionally accredited college transcripts, TEL has created a business model that has moved their transferability of credit from “unlikely” to “excellent transferability.”

Partner Colleges and Transcripts

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TEL course credit will be recorded with a grade on an official college transcript from your choice of their partner colleges. Once you purchase a class through TEL and choose a partner college, you will, in essence, become a student of that college. The credit will appear as original credit. In other words, your teen’s transcript will be identical to that of a student who has taken the courses directly through that college. (There is one exception to this, Greenville University, which is detailed below.) 

Oklahoma Christian University Sample:

Take this TEL CourseCredit hoursPartner College (OC) Records as this course on an OC transcript
ENG 1303 Language & Composition3ENGL – 1113 English Composition I
ENG 1403 Research & Composition3ENGL 1213 English Composition II
HIST 2103 U.S. History I3HIST – 2213 History of the US to 1877
HIST 2203 U.S. History II3HIST – 2223 History of the US since 1877
HUM 1103 Introduction to Christianity3BIBL 1003 – Introduction to Christianity
HUM 2103 Old Testament3BIBL 2203 Story of the Old Testament
LATN 2105 Latin I3LATN – 1113 Latin I
MATH 1103 Quantitative Analysis I3MATH 1173 – Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 1203 College Algebra3MATH 1213 – College Algebra
PSY 1203 Principles of Psychology3PSYC – 1113 General Psychology I

The partner colleges are all regionally accredited colleges and universities, so expect these courses to transfer well into any college or university that accepts transfer credit. (List updated 9-22-21.)

The partner colleges review the courses to determine if they meet the standards of their institution. Each college evaluates the TEL courses and determines how it will transfer into their college. For example, depending upon the partner college, Quantitative Analysis can transfer in as College Math, Contemporary Math, or Quantitative Reasoning. You will choose the partner college when you purchase the class. Choose your partner college thoughtfully by considering the course titles of your end point college. The course equivalencies for each partner college are shown on the pages linked above.

Cost (and coupons!)

The cost for a 3 credit class is $200, and $67 for 1 credit classes. There are no additional fees – application fees, registration fees, textbooks, online access codes, etc.

Code: HS4CC10

Good for: 10% off cart total

Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Good only on TEL Learning Courses on Demand. Not good on Micro-Collegiate Academy or YC Academy. Limit one coupon per person. Expires March 20, 2022

Enrollment Requirements

Placement Testing:  No standardized testing is required (ACT, PSAT, SAT, etc.) 

Age / Grade: Students must be 13 years old and will need a government issued ID. You can begin your studies while obtaining the appropriate identification but you must have the government-issued photo ID prior to scheduling the mid-term exam.


Classes are self-paced (asynchronous) but include 6, 8, 12, and 16 week pacing options to help keep you on track. You have up to one year to finish the course.

Course lessons include a video overview, readings, reflection, check your knowledge quizzes, resource toolbox, and downloadable PDFs of all course material. The courses are available in their free resource library. Before you purchase a course, you can see exactly what it is like. The free courses do not include graded assignments, proctored exams, or interaction with an instructor.

Support: TEL’s support is very responsive to concerns or questions regarding their courses. Students have access to the course instructors who are contracted through TEL and are approved as adjuncts by their institutional partners. At minimum, instructors must have a master’s degree in the subject area or a master’s degree in a related field plus 18 hours of graduate work in the subject area. In addition, student coaches provide support by helping students identify their academic goals as well as provide many beneficial resources that will promote a positive collegiate experience. Students may reach out to their Student Success Coaches at any time to schedule a virtual one-on-one session or participate in our online study groups. More information about our Student Coaching Program can be found ​here​.

Testing Accommodations: Any student seeking to request academic accommodations on the basis of a documented disability should contact the TEL Support Team at ​​ to coordinate reasonable accommodations.

Note:  If you receive a letter grade on a college transcript, you must disclose your transcript on all future college applications or admissions.  

Course List (September 2021)

Introduction to Communication

Introductory Reading and Writing (archived)

Language and Composition (English 1)

Literature and Composition

Research and Composition (English 2)

American Government

US History 1

US History 2

World Civilizations

Introduction to Christianity

Old Testament

Stories of the New Testament

Survey of the New Testament

Music Appreciation

Chinese 1 (archived)

Latin 1

College Algebra

Quantitative Analysis 1

Chemistry 1

Chemistry 1 Lab (1 credit)

Introduction to Biology

Introduction to Biology Lab (1 credit)

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences Lab (1 credit)


Principles of Psychology

College Readiness (1 credit)

Introduction to Information Technology

Introduction to Business & Entrepreneurship

If your family has used TEL Learning, I’d love to hear about it! Thank you, Jennifer


Site Owner, Homeschooling for College Credit

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