During high school, rack up tons of college credit for pennies on the dollar
after high school, you’ll pay full price.
Homeschooling for College Credit helps you sort through the hundreds of college credit options available and pick the ones that will work best for YOUR family’s goals. Earning college credit in high school is not a “one-size-fits-all” process, it’s a careful evaluation of options in front of you and knowing which ones to take advantage of and which ones to avoid. We want to help you learn how to make smart decisions with your time and money so your teen can win!
The mission of Homeschooling for College Credit is to teach resourceful high school planning to homeschool families who want to earn college credit in high school.
Should your teen take AP exams? Maybe. We are not pro-AP or anti-AP.
Should your teen take CLEP exams? Maybe. We are not a CLEP prep site, but we love CLEP.
Should your teen dual enroll? Maybe. It depends on which state you live in.
Should your teen go to a 4-year college? Maybe. It depends on their career goals.
Should your teen start earning college credit now? Probably.
Is my teen smart enough to earn college credit in high school? Absolutely.
You must understand the options so you can make the best decisions for your high school planning and credit-earning strategy.
Who runs the show?
Homeschooling for College Credit is a social organization run by volunteers. Jennifer Cook-DeRosa launched the organization on Facebook in 2012, and now our community is 40,000 strong across most social media platforms. We also have Facebook support groups in all 50 states run by volunteers who have experience guiding their own teens through homeschooling for college credit.
Do you advertise here?
Nope! Look around – no ads. This is not a business, so our opinions and suggestions can’t be bought. We teach you to discern and use wisdom as you accumulate college credit that is best suited for your family. Links shared here are those that we happily and freely share because we believe they will help you on your journey. Revenue generated by offering online courses funds our operating costs.
Jennifer’s professional work
Jennifer’s professional work is separate and apart from the Homeschooling for College Credit community, but her work inside the system inspired the establishment of this platform outside the system. As a life-long homeschooler with 25 years of experience in college administration, advising, and teaching, Jennifer uses social media to help parents connect and access valuable tools that were hard to find on their own.
Jennifer is a former employee of North Carolina’s Community College System as the Regional Coordinator for Youth Apprenticeship, and has worked for The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Johnson and Wales University, The Culinary Institute of America, and Eastern Iowa Community College District.
Jennifer is also an award-winning author and public speaker who specializes in helping homeschool families understand the exit strategies available to their teens. Her latest book, Homeschooling for College Credit hit #1 on Amazon in the homeschooling category (twice) and is considered “THE BOOK” to help you make sense of the many college credit options available to homeschoolers. It is available at libraries, bookstores, and your favorite retailers.
94% of our community earns college credit in high school.
Most will earn about 30 college credits.
Some will earn an entire degree.
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.
How to Get Started 1-2-3
1. Follow our PUBLIC Facebook Page & Blog
The best of what is offered is posted on Facebook EVERY day and posted here in this blog. Jennifer and other volunteers work hard to share valuable tips, news, guidance, and other free resources to our community every day. Subscribe here to receive updates via email, and visit Homeschooling for College Credit on Facebook too! Simply click “like” Homeschooling for College Credit on Facebook to become a free member immediately!
2. Pick up the BOOK
Soup to nuts – everything you need in one place: Homeschooling for College Credit.
If it’s not at your public library, ask them to carry it! If you’d like your own copy, you can get it on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.
DEAL ALERT: Kindle Unlimited subscribers get the ebook for free.
3. Join your PRIVATE State-based Facebook Group
It’s VERY important that you join your state’s group. The first thing to know about earning college credit in high school: every state differs in what kind of college credit your teen can earn, what it costs how it transfers, and when you can earn it. The only way to tap into this information is to connect with your state group.
Our special Facebook groups:
- HS4CC Degree Completion Group For the most motivated completing a degree in high school!
- Homeschooling for College Credit for MILITARY families.
- NCAA-bound while Homeschooling for College Credit.
- College Credit Marketplace – Buy and sell your college credit curriculum with other Homeschooling for College Credit families.
“If I hadn’t found this Facebook group, my son would not be a 17 year old wrapping up his junior year of high school with 36 college credits, that’s for sure!” –Carrie in IA
“This Facebook group was my LIFELINE with unlimited resources and support that got us through all decision points along the way! I am really proud to say that when he graduates this may he will have 37 hours of college credit done!” – Heather in NC
“I’m an Associate Professor and serve as a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and the American Council on Education. These qualifications put me in a position as an evaluator of Higher Education. In my professional opinion, Jennifer Cook DeRosa is THE foremost authority on Homeschooling for College Credit in the United States. –Shawn Ambrose, Ph.D in IN
“My daughter earned her bachelors while homeschooling high school thanks to Jennifer’s book and guidance. I also earned a degree while my daughter did.” –Karen in NY