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)

Want to join one of our live events from home? Check out our calendar

Posted in HS4CC

You got this!

You’re invited to our first-ever Homeschooling for College Credit Night of Encouragement. We have three volunteers telling their story. The whole family is invited to this free event. We hope to see you there!

  • One mom will share her son’s success strategies as he nears high school graduation with over 2 years of college already complete.
  • One teen will tell what it’s like from her point of view to earn college credit as a young teenager.
  • One father will share how he resourcefully planned 3 high school experiences and college degrees to to graduate without student loan debt.
Posted in HS4CC

You got this!

You’re invited to our first-ever Homeschooling for College Credit Night of Encouragement. We have three volunteers telling their story. The whole family is invited to this free event. We hope to see you there!

  • One mom will share her son’s success strategies as he nears high school graduation with over 2 years of college already complete.
  • One teen will tell what it’s like from her point of view to earn college credit as a young teenager.
  • One father will share how he resourcefully planned 3 high school experiences and college degrees to to graduate without student loan debt.
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 CS/IT/Tech, HS4CC

TOMORROW: IT & Programming Careers

You’re invited – Live event

We’ve got a double-whammy for our families with teens pursuing computer and technical careers – we have two new exciting ways for you to get informed and get connected!

THIS TUESDAY NIGHT

First, I’m very excited to announce the new monthly discussion panel. This “town-hall-style” panel will bring IT and computer experts from the industry with the heart of a teacher and enthusiasm for homeschoolers! They’ll provide insight and guidance in all aspects of computer science, technology, and cybersecurity careers. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and get support. Topics will change each month. These events will happen on the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting January 18, 2022.

January

Topic: IT and Programming Careers

January’s Distinguished Panel of Guests:

  • Read King is homeschool dad and a Site Reliability Engineer for SparkPost with 30 years of experience in IT, programming, and uses Linux daily.
  • James Carne is a Special Projects Technical Engineer, Software Engineer, Project Manager, Technical Document Engineer, Business Analyst, and Quality Assurance Engineer.
  • Richard LaBass is a homeschool dad and Senior System Administrator with the Department of Defense. He works with Microsoft Windows and Linux Servers in a virtual environment, and uses PowerShell scripting for automation for internal customers around the world.

Second, I announced earlier this week that we’ve set up a fantastic new HS4CC Facebook group specifically for those of you with teens considering college credit, credentials, degrees, or career guidance in the Computer-related fields. If you haven’t already, be sure to join that group, it’s already bursting with great information!!

Posted in Big 3, Common Sense College Planning, Debt Free Degree, HS4CC

WATCH NOW: The Big 3

THE BIG 3: AFFORDABLE BACHELOR’S DEGREES Who are the Big 3 and why are so many people using them for their teen? In this session, you’ll learn about Charter Oak State College, Thomas Edison State University, and Excelsior College. This group, frequently called The Big 3, have unique transfer policies that allow you to DIY a bachelor’s degree in high school using alternative college credit for under $10,000. We’ll explore if these degrees and colleges are legit, and when a degree from one of these universities is a great option or a bad idea. Watch Now (1 hour)

Want to attend one of our live events? Check our calendar for the next workshop!

Posted in HS4CC

Happy 2022

What are your Homeschooling for College Credit goals for 2022? As you may know, I still have one son at home who I’m Homeschooling for College Credit, so as I urge you to make goals, I’m making them, too!

Earning even 1 college credit puts your teen ahead. If you haven’t started, make this your year!

Here are some posts I’ve written about getting started – what are you waiting for?

WATCH NOW: Homeschooling for College Credit 101

HS4CC 101 In this session, Jennifer Cook-DeRosa gives you a “crash course” in the principles of Homeschool for College Credit. You’ll learn the basics of how college enrollment works, what types of college credit are available, how to compare college credit types, and how to find and use our community resources. Watch Now (1 hour)

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Homeschool Subjects & CLEP Depth

CLEP is a fantastic addition to any homeschool program.  For parents that want to plan a lot of inexpensive (free) college credit into their teen’s high school program, you’ll want to understand the depth of knowledge needed of various exams. CLEP exams can be sorted into 2 depth piles: individual subjects or cumulative subjects:

Keep reading
Posted in CS/IT/Tech, HS4CC

New HS4CC Monthly Panel!

You’re invited

We’ve got a double-whammy for our families with teens pursuing computer and technical careers – we have two new exciting ways for you to get informed and get connected!

First, I’m very excited to announce the new monthly discussion panel. This “town-hall-style” panel will bring IT and computer experts from the industry with the heart of a teacher and enthusiasm for homeschoolers! They’ll provide insight and guidance in all aspects of computer science, technology, and cybersecurity careers. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and get support. Topics will change each month. These events will happen on the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting January 18, 2022.

January

Topic: IT and Programming Careers

January’s Distinguished Panel of Guests:

  • Read King is homeschool dad and a Site Reliability Engineer for SparkPost with 30 years of experience in IT, programming, and uses Linux daily.
  • James Carne is a Special Projects Technical Engineer, Software Engineer, Project Manager, Technical Document Engineer, Business Analyst, and Quality Assurance Engineer.
  • Richard LaBass is a homeschool dad and Senior System Administrator with the Department of Defense. He works with Microsoft Windows and Linux Servers in a virtual environment, and uses PowerShell scripting for automation for internal customers around the world.

Second, I announced earlier this week that we’ve set up a fantastic new HS4CC Facebook group specifically for those of you with teens considering college credit, credentials, degrees, or career guidance in the Computer-related fields. If you haven’t already, be sure to join that group, it’s already bursting with great information!!

Posted in Big 3, HS4CC, Sophia

Parent Question: The college won’t tell me if our classes will transfer. I need help.

“I have 3 high schoolers who are taking Sophia classes that we want to transfer to Charter Oak State College but they won’t tell me which Sophia classes my kids should take. Obviously, I get why, but I still need help.”

Continue reading “Parent Question: The college won’t tell me if our classes will transfer. I need help.”
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)

Want to watch a HS4CC event live? See our calendar

Posted in HS4CC

More Good News from Modern States

You may already know Modern States will give you a voucher to take your CLEP for free, and you may also already know that Modern States will reimburse you for your testing center fee, but NOW it’s exciting to share that if you take you CLEP at home while using a Modern States voucher, your CLEP at home fee is totally waived! No more reimbursement needed!

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Posted in Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

Register Now!

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 HS4CC

3 Reasons to Homeschool for College Credit

  1. Students who bring Prior Learning Credit into their degree program are 2.5 times as likely to graduate!
  2. High school students who take college courses are more likely to attend and graduate from college with an advanced certification or degree.
  3. The unemployment rate for individuals age 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree has consistently been about half the unemployment rate for high school graduates.

https://newsroom.collegeboard.org/college-education-pays-new-college-board-report

Posted in Dual Enrollment, High School, HS4CC

Register Now!

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?

Continue reading “Parent Question: Should my daughter re-do a class?”
Posted in AP Advanced Placement, CLEP, Dual Enrollment, HS4CC

WATCH NOW: CLEP, AP, or Dual Enrollment?

Part of being your teen’s best guidance counselor is choosing the right kind of college credit for them in high school. In this session, we’ll compare and contrast the major differences between the two popular credit by exam programs and dual enrollment. There are fifteen key differences between these programs, and you’ll leave with a solid understanding about how to make the best choices for your family. Watch Now (1 hour)

Posted in HS4CC

Meet the volunteers – Join us!

Homeschooling for College Credit is a volunteer-led social community that leverages the wisdom and altruism of our members to help each other through public support and encouragement. As a free community, social sharing and public exchange are the foundation from which we build a strong foundation of information and knowledge.

Each year I am so proud to share with you an introduction to the team that makes everything run. If you get the chance, tell your moderator “thank you” and if you feel inclined, why not join our team?

Do you like helping? So do we!

As a Homeschooling for College Credit Facebook moderator, you can help others walk through proven techniques to earn college credit in high school.

Our volunteers are homeschooling parents just like you! You don’t have to be an expert to become a moderator, just a desire to serve your community.

As a moderator, you’ll receive a free copy of Homeschooling for College Credit, training, and ongoing support from our team.