Posted in College Admission, Guidance Counselor, High School, HS4CC

College Application AFTER HIGH SCHOOL: What is My Entrance Status?

Use the following as your guide:

Freshman/First Year

This will be the first college or university in which you enroll after graduating high school. Check this even if you have advanced placement (AP) credit, CLEP, DSST, dual enrollment, Studycom, Sophia, Straighterline, Saylor, or have earned college credit in high school.

Transfer

If you are graduating high school in the coming year and going directly to college, you are NOT a transfer student even if you have college credit. Transfer students have taken college classes after high school. (Does not apply to AP, CLEP, DSST, Sophia, Studycom, Straighterline, or Saylor classes taken after high school)

Non-Degree

You want to take college course(s) but are not seeking a degree.

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

WATCH NOW: The Business of College -Simple Math Difficult Decisions

SIMPLE MATH DIFFICULT DECISIONS An unfiltered look at the business of college and how you can navigate the system where most students end up in debt and don’t graduate. You’ll look at how to calculate the real cost of a degree, and you’ll learn real ways to bring that cost down as low as possible without the uncertainty of scholarships. Watch Now (1 hour)

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Posted in Career Planning, Curriculum, High School, Self-Paced Learning

Getting Ready for Work?

If you’re looking for a low-stress elective this semester, I have a perfect course for your teen. This Career Planning & Preparation course will teach them to write a resume and cover letter, understand the interview process, and get them polished and ready to land that summer job!

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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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Posted in Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

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Affordable Dual Enrollment Spring 2022 Edition

Join me on January 7th @ 2pm EST

In this 1-hour live session, we’ll look at my 3 top picks for the most affordable Christian, and the top 3 most affordable secular, dual enrollment programs for 2022. This workshop is especially helpful for families without access to free dual enrollment in their state.

$2.99 technology fee to attend live and participate in the Q&A, or don’t register and watch the recorded version for free later.


Posted in Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

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Affordable Dual Enrollment Spring 2022 Edition

Join me on Friday January 7th @ 2pm EST

In this 1-hour live session, we’ll look at my 3 top picks for the most affordable Christian, and the top 3 most affordable secular, dual enrollment programs for 2022. This workshop is especially helpful for families without access to free dual enrollment in their state.

$2.99 technology fee to attend live and participate in the Q&A, or don’t register and watch the recorded version for free later.


Posted in College Admission, Dual Enrollment, GPA, High School, HS4CC

Parent Question: Should my daughter re-do a class?

Question: I have daughter in her first semester of dual enrollment. She has all A’s except for Pre Cal Algebra. She currently has a C. She is worried about her GPA.
Everything else (other grades, testing, etc.) are high achieving. It’s this one class. She is afraid it will affect her college and scholarship opportunities. Any words of wisdom?

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Posted in Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

Are 4 college classes too many?

If you’re using dual enrollment in high school, you’re probably faced with the problem of figuring out how many college credits vs high school credits your teen can balance and still pull good grades.  This is no small problem because college classes leave a paper trail!  In short- it’s part of their permanent record. Continue reading “Are 4 college classes too many?”

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

Replacing a High School Class with a College Class: Match-up Guide

Does College Algebra replace high school algebra 2? Can you use CLEP to replace American Literature? In this post, you’ll learn which dual enrollment college class will replace your high school classes.

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Posted in CLEP, High School, HS4CC

WATCH NOW: Max CLEP in High School

MAX CLEP IN HIGH SCHOOL In this session, you’ll learn how to bring in the maximum amount of CLEP exam college credit into your homeschool while still leaving room for other important high school subjects. We’ll discuss the importance of single-subject exams when compared to exams that rely on cumulative understanding. In this presentation, your teen will see how they can earn 2 years of college credit in a regular homeschool high school program. Watch Now (1 hour)

Posted in Curriculum, High School, HS4CC

Parent Question: Can you advise me on science courses for 9th grade girl who would like to become a medical doctor?

Sure, great question! High school science should prepare her for college science that she’ll need. Her college science sequence will be: General Biology 1 & 2 with Lab, General Chemistry 1 & 2 with Lab, General Physics 1 & 2 with Lab, and Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry – 2 semesters- with Lab. This set is commonly called “premed” and is not going to be easy.

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Posted in College Admission, Common Sense College Planning, Debt Free Degree, Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC, Transfer Credit

Future Course Approval @ Liberty

High school students may take college courses from a handful of schools before eventually sending everything off to their target college. In most cases, you plan those courses without a college’s guarantee or advice from an advisor. Today I want to tell you about the “Future Course Approval” process for students planning a degree at Liberty University.

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Posted in Career Planning, Common Sense College Planning, Community college, Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

12 Reasons to Earn College Credit if your Teen isn’t Going to College

Ok, what? If your teen isn’t going to college, then why should they earn college credit? In this post, we’ll look beyond their immediate plans and I’ll give you 12 good reasons I think they should earn college credit anyway.

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Posted in College Admission, Common Sense College Planning, High School, HS4CC, SAT

Can You Skip the CLT, SAT, or ACT Test?

Is your teen thinking about a college entrance exams in 2022? Many of you are, but not everyone will have to take an admissions exam. What if your teen already has college credit- does that matter? Here is what you need to know if you’re trying to avoid college admissions exams.

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Posted in High School, HS4CC, Scholarships

HS4CC CHALLENGE: Pick 5

There are a handful of scholarships your teen can apply for now -and a CHALLENGE for you! Make the most of their vacation period between Thanksgiving and Christmas by applying for FIVE scholarships. Unless the criteria specifically exclude your teen, it’s fair game! Even if your teen won’t graduate from high school this May, awards can usually be held until graduation- even if it is a a few years away. I challenge you to pick 5 and go for it!

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Posted in AP Advanced Placement, Career Planning, CLEP, Common Sense College Planning, Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

GUEST APPEARANCE: High School Hamster Wheel

High School Hamster Wheel Betsy Jewell is a career and college coach and host of High School Hamster Wheel Podcast. The High School Hamster Wheel is a podcast for parents of teens and young adults exploring paths through and beyond high school. In this episode, we dive into what inspired Jennifer Cook-DeRosa to launch Homeschooling for College Credit and how she tested out of two degrees in 18 months. She also explains how to adapt these principles for adult learners or teens who aren’t homeschooled.

“Talk about eye opening! I have two kids in high school, one about to graduate, and most of this was news to me…I am blown away by how much Jennifer knows about all of this and she does this all for free! What an incredible opportunity for parents and teens to save time and money while earning college credits.” -Betsy Jewell

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