Residential summer school is coming back! Today I have 2 universities to share with you that are offering on-campus programs this summer that include housing and college credit. These programs are both offered through private Christian Universities that are regionally accredited, but I’m expecting to see a slight return to normal this summer and we should expect to have an abundance of Christian and secular options coming soon.Continue reading “Summer School = College Credit”
Today, I want to share a section from my book Homeschooling for College Credit. I’m often asked if I think CLEP is starting to decline in popularity or acceptance. I don’t have to guess- we have data! Continue reading “CLEP Keeps Growing”
Wednesday March 31, 2021 Alternative Ways to Earn College Credit in High School. Join special guest Jennifer Cook-DeRosa of Homeschooling for College Credit as she explores the alternative types of college credit with Jamie Gaddy of Homeschoolcom. Use the button below to join the Facebook event TODAY from 3:00-4:00 EST!
The last day of every month celebrates YOUR success!! Did your teen earn any college credit this month? If so, share below so we can celebrate with you!
2021 Nurse Corps Scholarship Program Application Cycle
This is a WONDERFUL scholarship – I’m thrilled to share it with you here.Continue reading “Nursing Scholarship”
If your teen is considering a career in a health or medical field, I have some interesting electives you can add to your high school curriculum to give them a head start.
These aren’t worth college credit (you’ll award high school credit), but some, like those offered through the American Red Cross, result in certification or licensure! Since many health occupations look for volunteer or work experience, this is a great way to receive training as a first step toward a career.
Our “college students” are still in high school, and the parents are calling the shots, so why won’t the college talk to you? Because you need a FERPA waiver.Continue reading “Why You Need a FERPA Waiver”
Homeschooling for College Credit families often pay tuition or have unique educational situations. I’ve pulled and pasted some highlights from the IRS Publication Tax Benefits for Education to help you with your FAQs. I am not a tax professional! Consult your teen’s college and your accountant regarding your specific situation and your taxes.Continue reading “6 Questions About HS4CC and Your Taxes”
TEL Learning offers high-quality, self-paced courses that can be used in one of two ways: 1) for college credit for a fee, or 2) as a free resource for your homeschool (no college credit). Both of these options use the exact same course but with different end purposes. Let’s examine the college credit option first.Continue reading “TEL Learning”
Thinking about earning college credit in high school? In this post, I’ll do a quick summary of what each kind of college credit costs if you’re STILL in high school, and how you can save money on the process.Continue reading “What does it Cost to Homeschool for College Credit?”
Homeschooling for College Credit families use Arizona State University’s Earned Admissions (now called Universal Learner) program because it allows parents a VERY affordable ($25) opportunity to test out dual enrollment for their teens with low risk (only pay tuition if you like your grade and want college credit). Here are a few of the most common answers to your questions about the ASU EA program.Continue reading “Common Transcript Questions about ASU’s EA Program”
I’m thrilled to pull my favorite sections from my book Homeschooling for College Credit to share with you! Today’s excerpt is from Chapter 9: Completely Free Tuition. The entire chapter is dedicated to exploring the hundreds of free tuition options you may not know about! Continue reading “HS4CC Chapter 9”
It’s that time of the month and we want to hear your wins! Did your teen earn college credit this month? Did they do something cool? Did they graduate? Share below so we can celebrate with you!
Every Wednesday in February I’m going to send you several great scholarships you can apply for! This is the time of year when scholarship deadlines are coming to a close and making their last awards for enrollment in the fall.Continue reading “Big Scholarship Month! Final week!”
There are two schools of thought on how to do this. I’ll explain both and give my recommendation as to which is the better option.Continue reading “Parent Question: How do you start a CLEP plan when you don’t know where your child will be going to college yet?”
All month, to honor Black History Month, I’m spotlighting a different Historically Black College and University (HBCU) for the Homeschooling for College Credit community! Tuskegee University of Alabama a Historically Black University located in Tuskegee, Alabama.Continue reading “HBCU: Tuskegee University”
Every Wednesday in February I’m going to send you several great scholarships you can apply for! This is the time of year when scholarship deadlines are coming to a close and making their last awards for enrollment in the fall.Continue reading “Big Scholarship Month! New ones!”
All month, to honor Black History Month, I’m spotlighting a different Historically Black College and University (HBCU) for the Homeschooling for College Credit community! Xavier University of Louisiana is America’s only Historically Black and Catholic University. The university offers dual enrollment and awards college credit for CLEP and AP scores.Continue reading “HBCU: Xavier University of Louisiana”
Nothing makes me more happy than hearing how the support of our Homeschooling for College Credit community helped your family take the plunge and earn college credit! For Valentine’s Day today, I wanted to share some lovely messages that have appeared over on our Facebook page. If you haven’t started earning college credit yet, I hope you can draw encouragement from these parents whose kids all started with zero college credits and are accomplishing great things!!!Continue reading “Sweet Sentiments”
How many different ways can your teen earn college credit? More than you think! But the goal isn’t just to “earn credit” because the credit only saves you time and money if it can eventually be used toward a degree. This understanding is MORE IMPORTANT for high school students than adults because of the variables at hand.Continue reading “How Many Ways to Earn College Credit in High School?”
Every Wednesday in February I’m going to send you several great scholarships you can apply for! This is the time of year when scholarship deadlines are coming to a close and making their last awards for enrollment in the fall.Continue reading “Big Scholarship Month! Apply NOW”
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?Continue reading “What’s the difference between ASU’s various course programs?”
In the arena of using alternative college credits to the fullest, there are 3 colleges that stand alone as the most flexible with and DIY-friendly; they are affectionately called “The Big 3.” If you hear people talking about testing out of a degree, this is what they mean.Continue reading “The Big 3”
If your student fails their CLEP, you might want to try again!Continue reading “Good to Know: CLEP Retake Policy”