We’re in full social distancing mode, but even with so many businesses closed, earning college credit is still possible for most of our audience! The following list shows you which college credit resources are still alive and well! Continue reading “College Credit & Social Distancing”
If you’re like me- you’re jumping on Sophia.org’s free courses right now! Let’s look at how those credits can transfer to college after this is over. Continue reading “Using Sophia Courses during Covid-19?”
One of my sons is graduating from Charter Oak State College in a few weeks with a Bachelor of Science degree. His concentration is in “Hospitality & Management” by taking advantage of their “Individualized Studies” option. Since Hospitality degrees are always expensive, I wanted to share how he earned this degree for under $10,000. Continue reading “Hospitality Degree for Under 10k”
Good morning Homeschooling for College Credit! I’m super excited to share that Sophia has given us a fantastic coupon code! This is their best deal which is 3 courses for $297. How to best use this code in your homeschool, see deal ideas below. Code: HS4CCSOPHIA
BONUS: currently, the Modern States Online Test Prep Program is offering a voucher to anyone who completes their online CLEP course. The voucher will pay for your exam cost and reimburse you for your testing center fee if you have one. You can take an UNLIMITED number of CLEP exams right now for $0. When this voucher program ends, or if you don’t use a voucher, CLEP exams cost about $100 each.
You’ll need to create an ACE account anytime your teen takes a course taught by a business “for college credit.”
Even when the company tells you they can forward your credit directly to the college of your choice, that doesn’t create a permanent record. You are wise to put the credit on an ACE transcript where it will be held for 20 years and can be sent to any college at any time now or later.
Taking courses from these providers?
Set up an ACE account!
- Saylor Academy
- Sophia Learning
- Alternative Credit Project
- Lumerit / Unbound / College Plus
- Excelsior College Exams (Uexcel / ECE)
- Penn Foster College
- PADI (scuba)
- Pearson Learning
- Year Up
Link to set up your teen’s ACE account ACE-Net
If you set up an account more than 5 years ago, it was probably free. Now, they say they are charging a fee ($20) to establish your account, but then you’ll get a $20 “credit” when you request your first ACE transcript. I’ve had many parents email me telling me that they were still able to set up the account for free…. so I’m not sure what to tell you other than you *may* be charged $20 to do this. Either way, you’re going to pay $20 either during set up or when your teen goes to college and needs a transcript.
Setting an account up is tricky and took me forever to figure out. I’ve created a click by click video to help you.