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Homeschool Subjects & CLEP

CLEP can be a fantastic addition to any homeschool program.  For students that want to earn a lot of inexpensive college credit in high school, CLEP edges out dual enrollment and Advanced Placement.   In order to successfully plan multiple CLEP exams into your student’s homeschool program, you’ll need to understand the depth of knowledge needed to be successful.   Through my homeschooling journey, I’ve found that CLEP exams tend to represent one of two exam types: Continue reading “Homeschool Subjects & CLEP”

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Colleges That Don’t Allow Student Loans

The college tuition funding nut is a tough one to crack.  You could be super rich with a fully stocked college fund for all of your kids (yeah!) or you could be like me, trying to cash flow college for 4 kids on 1 income.  If you’re somewhere in the middle, you might be considering student loans- but what if your teen attends a college that doesn’t allow student loans? Can that help you or hurt you? Continue reading “Colleges That Don’t Allow Student Loans”

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Compare CLEP vs DSST

When I took my first CLEP exam, I felt pretty comfortable with the process and didn’t immediately see any reason to consider other brands like DSST.   It wasn’t long before I realized the limits of brand loyalty and soon branched out to add several DSST exams to my scheduled.  Continue reading “Compare CLEP vs DSST”

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Listening Party: Borrowed Future Ep. 2

Are you following us as we listen together to the new podcast from Ramsey Solutions called Borrowed Future?  The link to the podcast is posted below, and you have to carve out time this afternoon to listen when you decide NOT to borrow for college, everything changes.  Step 2: Resisting Peer Pressure

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Listening Party: Borrowed Future Ep. 1

Wow, just wow.  Did you get a chance to hear the new show from Ramsey Solutions called Borrowed Future?  The link to the podcast is posted below, and you have to carve out time this afternoon to listen when you decide NOT to borrow for college, everything changes.  Step 1: Homeschool for College Credit.

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Degree Planning 101 (part 4)

PART 4 of 4

Degree planning, in contrast to high school planning, is when your teen’s courses are selected to meet the requirements for a college degree. Resourceful high school planning, something we’re especially focused on here, is considering those requirements while your teen is still in high school and thoughtfully injecting college credit into your homeschool program where it makes sense. Since planning a high school diploma is already a big job for most of us, degree planning can feel unachievable. In this 4-part series, I’d like to talk more with you about degree planning.  Continue reading “Degree Planning 101 (part 4)”