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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!

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Posted in Dual Enrollment, HS4CC

Affordable Dual Enrollment: West Virginia University

In September & October, I’m going to highlight affordable dual enrollment programs. To make the cut, a program must be open to students from any state, available online, and charge less than $100 per credit. Today’s program is called “Access Early College” and it is offered through West Virginia University – it is the CHEAPEST program on my list at only $25 per credit!

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Posted in DSST, High School, Math

Book Recommendation: DSST Math for the Liberal Arts

Non-mathy students who have struggled to get through Algebra 1 can still earn high school and college credit in math! This book, answers, and (with YouTube videos) recommendation comes from our HS4CC Moderator Jenny Bergren. This book lines up well with the DSST Math for the Liberal Arts exam and can be used for a full 1-year high school math course. Everything in this post comes to about $10.

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Posted in Dual Enrollment, HS4CC

Affordable Dual Enrollment: Campbellsville University

Every Sunday in September and October features an affordable dual enrollment program. To make the cut, a program must be open to students from any state, available online, and charge less than $100 per credit. Today’s program is called “Dual Credit” and it is offered through Campbellsville University at $56 per credit.

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Posted in AP Advanced Placement, ASU UL, CLEP, Credit by Exam, DSST, HS4CC, Self-Paced Learning, Sophia, Straighterline, Study.com

Cost Challenge: 4 Courses

In this challenge, I wanted to know exactly what it would cost my family to take 4 courses in 1 semester using any of the popular college credit options in the Homeschooling for College Credit. I’ve compared costs for ASU, dual enrollment, Study(dot)com, Sophia, CLEP, and several others.

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Posted in HS4CC

Liberty University Discount

Special thanks to Sylvia for sending me this! Liberty University is offering a 15% tuition discount to any small business owner and their employees. This would be for teens AFTER high school (not dual enrollment) toward the rest of a degree. If your teen owns a small business, this might be a great opportunity.

Bachelor’s Degree at 18: Hannah’s Graduation Story

As the school year comes to an end, our normal monthly celebrations are not only including college credit celebrations, but GRADUATION stories too! Hannah Joy from Florida sent me her Homeschooling for College Credit graduation story, and while she gave me permission to cut and trim, I decided that each and every word she wrote […]

Posted in College Admission, Common Sense College Planning, HS4CC

TODAY: Liberty University Planning Event

Bachelor’s degrees from Liberty University can be expensive, for other people. When you learn how to resourcefully plan your teen’s bachelor’s degree at Liberty University, you’ll wonder why anyone ever pays “rack rate” tuition for college.

Join Shelley Cloutier and Jennifer Cook-DeRosa for this special “Unofficial” Liberty University Planning event! You’ll learn how to extract every penny and college credit out of high school to bring the costs of a Liberty University degree WAYYYYYYY DOWN.

2021

NOTE: Liberty University is a Christian University

Resourceful Homeschooling for an Affordable Bachelor’s Degree! During this 2+ hour live stream intensive workshop, you’ll learn which courses your teen should take, when to take them, and how you can save the most money. Though this event is LIVE, you can view the event at your leisure later. Every participant will receive a handout and full recording of the event.

By following this Homeschooling for College Credit approach, you will learn how to plan your teen’s degree at Liberty University for less than half of their advertised cost. 

Wednesday September 15, 2021

3:00pm EST – 5pm EST (Q&A to follow)

Each participant will receive a handout and a recording of the session

$40 space is limited

This event is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your understanding. It will be offered again in December.

Posted in HS4CC

Homeschooling for College Credit

#1 New Release on Amazon in Homeschooling


The U.S. Department of Education reports that about half of the students who start college will never finish and 75% will graduate with student loan debt. 

Homeschooling for College Credit teens graduate high school with about 1 year of college under their belts, but motivated teens can finish their degree.  Homeschooling for College Credit brings the goal post closer and teaches you how to pay cash as you go.  

Homeschooling for College Credit will challenge you to reconsider the wisdom of popular college propaganda, and how to make better choices for your family.Even if you’ve never been to college, this book will turn you into a well-informed homeschool guidance counselor ready to proceed with confidence. 

“Jennifer Cook DeRosa is THE foremost authority on Homeschooling for College Credit in the United States.” -Dr. Shawn Ambrose, Higher Learning Commission and the American Council on Education.

“Recommended Resource” -Home School Legal Defense Association

Posted in Common Sense College Planning

Transfer Credit for the Win

Understanding how to fully take advantage of transfer credit makes a bigger impact on what your teen pays for college than ANY OTHER FACTOR. It’s more important than your 529, it’s more important than their SAT, and it’s certainly more important than scholarships! By resourcefully planning your teen’s high school credits, parents can learn to make a college’s transfer policy work in their favor.

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Posted in ASU UL, College Admission, Common Sense College Planning, Debt Free Degree, financial aid, HS4CC

Watch Now: Arizona State University Universal Learner Program

This *unofficial* ASU Universal Learner Info Session was hosted by Homeschooling for College Credit experts specifically for homeschoolers who are trying to earn college credit.

Click “play” below to watch!

  • Andrea LaBass, ASU Expert & HS4CC Moderator
    • Basic overview of ASU Universal Learner, planning courses, registering for courses, and studying for success.
  • Ann Dorminy, ASU Expert & HS4CC Moderator
    • Transferring courses to your target college and/or transitioning into ASU’s degree program.
  • Chrystal Smith, ASU Expert & HS4CC Moderator
  • Jennifer Cook-DeRosa, Executive Director of HS4CC
    • Finishing the ASU Bachelor’s Degree after high school without student loan debt

(1 hour)

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/DbMxTq1VardcsUZHYmii1I98cYBEJ-09TWMjAYj617LTjEoVnBZHKw4BOcxyMhI7OREAaCcNPxvF9ULJ.buOFCqeD4nC-t-gt?continueMode=true

Want to watch other workshops or join in our next livestream? Check our LIVE EVENTS calendar.

What’s the difference between ASU’s various course programs?

Since this summer, we’ve been BIG FANS of Arizona State’s Earned Admissions program for our homeschooling community, but since that time we’ve learned of a few other options you might like to know about. But what’s the difference between these programs and how do they fit into a Homeschooling for College Credit program?

Announcement: New ASU Portal

Our new ASU partnership portal allows HS4CC parents access to a variety of college courses without the red tape, transcript submissions, age restrictions, lengthy admissions processes, and regulations typically found at local colleges and universities. We receive no compensation from ASU for this program, but we DO receive access to special courses and programs that […]

Posted in Dual Enrollment, HS4CC

Affordable Dual Enrollment: Indiana Tech

During September and October, I’m going to highlight affordable dual enrollment programs each Sunday. To make the cut, a program must be open to students from any state, available online, and charge less than $100 per credit. Today’s program is called “Early Start” and it is offered through Indiana Institute of Technology.

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Posted in College Admission, Common Sense College Planning, HS4CC

Next week: Liberty University Planning Event

Bachelor’s degrees from Liberty University can be expensive, for other people. When you learn how to resourcefully plan your teen’s bachelor’s degree at Liberty University, you’ll wonder why anyone ever pays “rack rate” tuition for college.

Join Shelley Cloutier and Jennifer Cook-DeRosa for this special “Unofficial” Liberty University Planning event! You’ll learn how to extract every penny and college credit out of high school to bring the costs of a Liberty University degree WAYYYYYYY DOWN.

2021

NOTE: Liberty University is a Christian University

Resourceful Homeschooling for an Affordable Bachelor’s Degree! During this 2+ hour live stream intensive workshop, you’ll learn which courses your teen should take, when to take them, and how you can save the most money. Though this event is LIVE, you can view the event at your leisure later. Every participant will receive a handout and full recording of the event.

By following this Homeschooling for College Credit approach, you will learn how to plan your teen’s degree at Liberty University for less than half of their advertised cost. 

Wednesday September 15, 2021

3:00pm EST – 5pm EST (Q&A to follow)

Each participant will receive a handout and a recording of the session

$40 space is limited

Posted in High School, HS4CC, Transcripts

Size and Type of Font for our Transcript?

Mailing in a paper copy of your teen’s high school transcript? Unlikely. Today, almost all of you will have to send, upload, attach, or email the transcript digitally. Whether you do this through an application portal or to the college directly, the size and type of font you use are important.

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Posted in CLEP, Curriculum, Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

Parent question: If we are homeschooling with (name removed) Online Academy, can we still earn college credit from different sources?

That’s a great question and the short answer is YES! But you might not like the long answer.

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Posted in College Admission, Common Sense College Planning, Debt Free Degree, financial aid, HS4CC

Watch Now: Simple Math…Difficult Decisions

Using logic and math, not emotion and propaganda, we’ll reframe what you think it means to pay for a college degree. You’ll learn how to break down costs, where you can save big bucks, and how to keep student loan borrowing as close to zero as possible. Especially for Homeschooling for College Credit families. (1 hour)

Want to watch other workshops or join in our next livestream? Check our LIVE EVENTS calendar.