LawShelf course are NCCRS-evaluated for college credit. While NCCRS credits are not super-transfer friendly, but if you attend one of the partner colleges highlighted in this post, you can save tens of thousands of dollars by outsourcing a lot of your teen’s classes this way!
NCCRS (The National College Credit Recommendation Service) is a third party credit evaluator that evaluates all types of learning that happens outside of a college. While there are almost 1,500 colleges that “may consider” NCCRS evaluated courses for college credit, only when a company has a formal written partnership with a college should this credit be considered guaranteed to transfer. Unlike ACE/Credly, there is no NCCRS transcript or holding place to set your credit, so verification will come directly from the course provider. HS4CC List of NCCRS Partners
LawShelf courses are free (keep reading), and any homeschooling family can use these courses for high school credit. If you want college credit, however, you have to pay for the courses. LawShelf gave us a fantastic BOGO coupon for Homeschooling for College Credit families, so if you buy their 10-course bundle ($300) you can actually get 20 courses for that price! That’s 60 college credits for $300!
BOGO deal is exclusive for HS4CC families!
To get the discount, you must email
provide the code: HS4CC
*the coupon works on an individual course too ($60), but you can only use it once, so make it count!
Each course starts with an introductory video and a downloadable syllabus. You can also watch all the videos and take all the self-quizzes. Your teen does NOT need to have an account to access this content, so if you want to assign a video or two in your homeschool, you can easily do that. You can also have them complete an entire course (not the final exam) for free and award high school credit.
If you want your teen to earn college credit, you’ll have to register and pay for the course. When you pay, the final exam is unlocked. Your teen has to pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better to earn college credit at a partner college.
A partner college is a college that has a written agreement with LawShelf that guarantees the acceptance of the course for college credit at their college. Choosing alternative credit that is inside a partnership is the only way you can be sure your teen’s college credit will count later. LawShelf has 9 parter college (up from 7 at Thanksgiving) and their list continues to grow. I recommend Excelsior University or Thomas Edison State University as good options.
*you can NOT get a course recorded on a partner college transcript and credit launder it into a different college. When using a partner college, you should intend on completing a degree with that college.
PRO TIP: We have a Homeschooling for College Credit Facebook group for those using LawShelf and other alternative credits for a degree at Excelsior University or Thomas Edison State University. Join HS4CC Earning a Degree from the Big
Any of these courses can be taken for free without college credit, or using the HS4CC promotion to get college credit and high school credit.
- ACC-101: Basics of Accounting
- BUS-101: Business Organizations
- BUS-111: Basics of Bankruptcy Law
- FIN-201: Corporate Finance Law
- CRM-101: Basics of Criminal Law
- CRM-102: Search and Seizure
- CRM-201: White-Collar Crime
- ADR-301: Alternative Dispute Resolution
- LIT-101: Basics of Civil Litigation
- LIT-301: Discovery in Civil Litigation
- LIT-401: E-Discovery
- LIT-302: Evidence
- COM-211: Consumer Protection
- COM-201: Commercial Payments
- COM-303: Cyber Law
- COM-304: E-Commerce Regulation
- COM-302: Insurance Law
- COM-401: Secured Transactions
- CON-101: Basics of Contract Law
- COM-301: Sales of Goods
- ELD-501: ERISA and Pension Plans
- ELD-302: The Probate Process
- ELD-502: Trusts and Estates
- ELD-301: Wills and Testamentary Trusts
- ELD-401: Social Security and Medicare Law
- EMP-301: Protections for Employees
- EMP-202: Workers’ Compensation
- EMP-201: Labor Relations
- EMP-101: Employment and Employment Benefits
- DRL-201: Family Support and Child Custody Law
- GOV-301: Administrative Law
- GOV-202: Basics of Environmental Law
- GOV-203: Basics of Immigration Law
- GOV-102: Basics of Legal Ethics
- GOV-201: Civil Rights Law
- GOV-204: First Amendment Law
- IPL-401: Patent Law
- IPL-402: Trademarks
- IPL-201: Copyright Law
- HLT-201: Health Insurance Law
- HLT-202: Health Records and Privacy
- HLT-203: Legal Considerations in Drug Development
- RPL-301: Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights
- RPL-101: Law of Real Estate Transactions and Mortgages
- TAX-101: Basics of Federal Income Taxation
- TOR-301: Intentional and Negligence Torts
- TOR-501: Medical Malpractice
- TOR-502: Product Liability Law
- TOR-302: Mass Torts