Posted in Community college, Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC, Transcripts

Parent Question: How do I show 2 colleges on our high school transcript?

Can my student be enrolled in two different community colleges? If so, how does this translate to a high school transcript? My goal is to see that, whatever path she chooses, she will be set up for success. 

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Posted in Dual Enrollment, Transcripts, Transfer Credit

PRO TIP: Save and Store Your Course Syllabus

College courses your teen takes in high school should generally be sent to their target college without a hitch, but on occasion, the target college may need more information in order to accept that credit. Today’s pro tip helps you make the transfer smooth and seamless.

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Posted in ASU EA, ASU UL, Distance Learning, Dual Enrollment, Self-Paced Learning, Transfer Credit

Preparing for a Proctored ASU UL Course Exam

Many of our HS4CC members use Arizona State University’s unique Universal Learner courses to earn college credit. We are often asked for tips to prepare for the proctored exams, so here is a compilation of tips from ASU and from our ASU Course Group for Homeschoolers members.

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Posted in ASU EA, ASU UL, Distance Learning, Dual Enrollment, Self-Paced Learning, Transfer Credit

Help! ASU Universal Learner Two-Factor Authentication?

Arizona State University uses Two-Factor Authentication for increased security when logging into their systems. Students have the option to receive a call, verify via a DUO push, or enter a passcode from either a Text or Duo after they have logged in with the ASURITE ID and password. The authentication options menus are visible when logging into their system.

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Posted in Curriculum, Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC

Parent question: How can I teach my son to keep up with all the reading in his dual enrollment class?

Do you have any recommendations for a speed-reading class? My dual-enrolled son is struggling to keep up with the reading for one college class. Realizing we’re going to have to improve in this area if he’s going to head to college and take 5-6 classes/semester.

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Posted in Dual Enrollment, HS4CC

Parent Question: For dual enrollment, I read that a 1 credit class has less work than a 3 credit class. Is that true?

Great question!! If you listen to the parent’s feedback in all our groups, you’ll hear over and over that a 1 credit class is not 1/3 the work of a 3 credit class. My son took a 6 credit class in North Carolina for dual enrollment and guess what? It wasn’t “double” the work of his 3 credit class!

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Posted in Career Planning, Common Sense College Planning, Curriculum, Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, HS4CC, Transfer Credit

Playing the Odds

Earning college credit before you’ve picked out a college or are several years away from enrollment feels like a gamble, but most types of college credit can be sorted by risk level, and a when you follow a few basic guidelines you can get very close to navigating with confidence!

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Posted in Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC

Parent Question: Is there anything you wish you’d done in middle school to prepare them for dual enrollment?

This question came from a parent in our North Carolina group. The replies were wonderful, I’m sharing them in this post and inviting you to add your own.

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Posted in Curriculum, Dual Enrollment, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC

What HS4CC Parents Need to Know About K-12 Book Bans

Context for this post is that Inside Higher Education’s feature story today presents the book ban controversy, and shares some reactions from The College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP, CLEP) as well as university professors. There are nuances to this topic that you need to know about so you can make an informed decision.

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Posted in Big 3, Common Sense College Planning, Credit by Exam, Debt Free Degree, Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC, Saylor Academy

Upper-Level Credit in High School

Super rare thing for me to write about here because, frankly, very few of you are going to be in a situation where you exhaust your credit earning options for the first two years of college (60 credits). But every now and then, a parent will ask about upper-level credit options.

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Posted in College Admission, Dual Enrollment, financial aid, HS4CC

Parent Question: Do I have to provide my son’s SS# on his dual enrollment application?

A Social Security Number is not required to submit a dual enrollment or regular college application, however, if you choose to not provide your Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) or if you do not have one, you can expect a few snags.

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Posted in Distance Learning, Dual Enrollment, Foreign Language, HS4CC, Self-Paced Learning

Dual Enrollment: Kinesiology, Nutrition, Public Health, Geography Lab, Norwegian

Before you get too excited, these courses are expensive, but they hit 2 major points of interest (1) they are SELF-PACED and (2) offer many unique classes in subjects that are normally very hard to find for dual enrollment students. This is just a sample, they offer 114 self-paced courses in total.

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Posted in ASU EA, ASU UL, Distance Learning, Dual Enrollment, Self-Paced Learning, Transfer Credit

NEW ASU Self-Paced UL Course: CIS 394 Location Analytics for Business

Arizona State University has added another NEW course to their Universal Learner (UL) program: CIS 394 Location Analytics for Business. This new 3 credit course is available as a self-paced course in the upper level division (junior/senior), which are difficult to find at this price point.

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Posted in Dual Enrollment

Where do MOST Students Take College Courses?

Over 80% of high school students who take dual enrollment courses do so through their own high school. It’s unique for homeschoolers because 100% of our community takes these courses independently, which is to say they enroll with the college directly.

Can you think of advantages of your student being enrolled independently? I can think of 3 that I’ve experienced with my own teens. I’m sure you have many of your own too.

  1. Freedom to pick and choose from thousands of colleges and tens of thousands of classes. We literally get to take classes from wherever we want!
  2. “Getting to drive during the school day” came from my 11th grader who loves his 25 minute drive to campus 4 times per week.
  3. Interacting with a variety of ages and adults. While I appreciate this isn’t always going to be an advantage, in our family, my sons have all felt more “adult” and made big progress in maturity after sharing classes with adults, so I count that as a win for us.
Posted in Common Sense College Planning, Community college, Debt Free Degree, Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

WATCH NOW: Associate Degrees in High School

ASSOCIATE DEGREES What are Associate Degrees? In this presentation we’ll explore the various types of Associate Degrees and consider whether or not your teen should pursue one in high school. We’ll look at the situations where it is to your benefit as well as situations where it adds extra time and money to your teen’s college plan. We’ll discuss the times when they transfer perfectly, and times when they don’t transfer at all. Watch Now (1 hour 15 minutes)

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