All known discount codes at this time:
Amazon Prime: for COLLEGE STUDENTS. (Free shipping on textbooks, streaming video) If your teen is dual enrolled AND has a college ID, they can join Amazon Prime for 50% off the regular membership. (Note: this is a long-running promotion. I took advantage when I was working on my Masters in 2014 and they have let me renew at this rate ever since!) Amazon Prime has free 2-day shipping on textbooks (and all books) as well as all of their other Prime benefits like online reading, streaming music, movies, documentaries, etc. Discounted Student rate for Prime is $49/year. Amazon Prime for College Students
Charter Oak State College is waiving their application fee ($75) through January 5th. Link to application. If something happens and it asks for payment, contact Charter Oak directly.
Straighterline (Learning on Demand & College Credit) In my experience, using a SL code is tricky. Some codes require the purchase of a membership at the same time, others require you to be a current member, and others work only for new members- also, a code only works once per person. The problem is that they don’t tell you which is which, so play around and even ask through their chat box. Also, you can use multiple codes if you use multiple transactions. (if you took two science courses, you could use two different codes at different times.) StraighterLine Registration
Use code MEMBERSHIP50 to take $50 off your $99 subscription fee. You’ll pay $49.
Buy ONE StraighterLine course and save $50 on your second course! Use promo code GETSTARTED2017 at checkout!
CONGRATS50 takes $50 off a course when you have a membership in your cart or already a member.
Use code HUMANITIES to save $20 on any humanities course when purchased with a monthly membership.
Buy 1 course, get the second course free. *Must have 2 courses in your shopping cart for this to work* (expiration date unknown) Code: BGS310 -or- COMPLETEBOGO
The code SPECIALTHANKS will take $25 off any course for existing members or when you have membership in your cart.
Use code LANGUAGES to save $20 on any foreign language course when purchased with a monthly membership.
BLOG50 *Offer valid with the purchase of a membership and at least 1 course. Limit 1 redemption per person. $50 will be taken off the total price of the cart. Cannot be combined with other offers.
InstantCert (CLEP & DSST Prep)
Using this link $5 off InstantCert (regular price $20) or enter code 100150 at checkout to get $5 off your first month’s subscription.
The Great Courses Plus (Learning on Demand) Great Courses Plus – 1 Month Free
Study.com (Learning on Demand & College Credit) 25% off. Purchase 12 months of the Accelerated Plan for $1800 (rack rate $2399.88) when routed through Homeschool Buyer’s CO-OP. This comes out to $150 per month, and you’re eligible to take 2 college credit exams per month. If you do, you’ll earn 6 college credits per month which break out into $25/college credit. Note: be sure to use the free trial first, to see if their style of teaching fits your teen’s learning style. Homeschool Buyers Co-op
If you are using Study.com, be sure to apply for their Guardian Scholarship. If you receive it, you’ll get 3 free months of their Accelerated Plan – that’s a total of 6 courses!
Sophia.com (Learning on Demand & College Credit) Current code takes $130 off any course. TESU199
Advanced Placement AP (Credit by Exam) $40 waivers for low-income students have been eliminated effective 2017 exam cycle. Some school districts are providing waivers on their own. AP Waiver Program
CLEP (Credit by Exam)
Modern States voucher program: Modern States is a free online study program aligned to CLEP exams. They are currently giving vouchers to anyone who does their program and takes the CLEP! As far as I can tell, there is no limit to the number of times you can do it. Modern States CLEP Exam Voucher Program
ACT (College Entrance) None at this time.
SAT (College Entrance) None at this time.
UDEMY (Learning on demand) None at this time.
DSST (Credit by Exam) FREE retake. Through January 30, if you don’t pass your DSST exam, your retake is free. Public Speaking exam is excluded from the deal. Second Shot Promotion (note: as part of this promotion, they are also REDUCING the retake period from standard 90 days to only 30 days.)
BEHEALTHY17 promotion. Now until November 30, 2017, students can take two of the exams in our health suite for $65 each ($15 savings)! Just use the PROMO Code: BEHEALTHY17 when you schedule your exam.
Eligible Exams: Substance Abuse or Health and Human Development.
Shmoop – (Learning on Demand & College Credit) Shmoop offers ACE evaluated courses for college credit as well as AP, SAT, and ACT prep. These codes should cover all of their plans!
Teacher +10 (code: HCCPL10) = 10% discount
Teacher One Year (code: HCCONEYR) = 10% discount
Student One Year (code: HCCSONEYR) = 10% discount
Student College Plus (code: HCCCP) = 10% discount <– that plan for college credit
Student Monthly (code: HCC2OFFSM) $2.00 discount
Teacher Monthly (code: HCC2OFFTM) $2.00 discount
Ed4Credit.com: (Learning on Demand & College Credit) None at this time.
AUDIBLE (Books on tape) Often runs a “Subscribe and get 1 free book” but they are currently running a promotion to Try Audible and Get 2 Free Audiobooks which I’ve not seen before! Of course, besides Homeschooling for College Credit, they carry tons of great audiobooks including all of the Dave Ramsey books, and even some textbooks.
eBOOKS (Downloadable books) When you subscribe to KU, you can receive full unlimited access to over 1 million eBooks (including TEXTBOOKS) on Kindle when you join their Kindle Unlimited Program All of the Homeschooling for College Credit books are there, and you can read on any device (I read on my desktop). The current promo link is for a 30-day free trial. After that, it’s $9.99/month.
- There is now a Homeschooling for College Credit marketplace group on Facebook. It’s specifically set up for you to buy, sell, and swap curriculum and test prep supplies. College Credit Marketplace
- If you can’t find it in our group, you can always try Amazon. Remember to look for older editions when you’re shopping. Unless a class specifies a specific edition, the used edition will almost always work. www.Amazon.com
- BUY BACK -I always seem to forget about www.alibris.com but they are also a huge marketplace for used textbooks and offer good prices, but best of all, when you’re finished with your textbook (that you bought from anywhere) they’ll buy it back from you!