Discount Codes

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

Straighterline  (Learning on Demand & College Credit) In my experience, using a SL code is tricky.  Some codes require the purchase of a membership in your cart (meaning they won’t work if your membership is currently active), others require you to be a current member buying a course or two, and others work only for new members. 

Also, a code only works once per person.   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  In short, try EVERY CODE IN THIS LIST before you give up and pay rack rate. 

  • Membership Only: 
    • MEMBERSHIP50  –$50 off your $99 subscription fee.  You’ll pay  $49.
    • FRESH50 -$50 off your $99 subscription fee.  You’ll pay $49.
    • BREAK50 -$50 off your $99 subscription fee.  You’ll pay $49.
  • Membership + 1 course:
    • BLOG50- $50 off
    • CONGRATS -$50 off
    • SPECIALTHANKS -$25 off
    • RETAKE59 -$59 off
    • CONTINUE50 -$50 off
  • Course only:
    • THANKYOU18 -$25 off
    • TRYAGAIN59 -$59 off
  • Re-take a Course:
    • RETAKE59 -$59 off

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  (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, 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!  (Learning on Demand & College Credit) Current code takes $130 off any course.  TESU199

Advanced Placement AP  (Credit by Exam)

Modern States voucher program:  Modern States is a free online study program aligned to AP exams.  They are currently giving vouchers to anyone who does their program and takes the AP exam!  As far as I can tell, there is no limit to the number of times you can do it.  Modern States AP Exam Voucher 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) Now until March 31, pay only $75 for each DSST exam you take. Just enter Promo Code: MAR10 during exam registration and save $10 off the $85 regular exam price.

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  (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 the 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.
  • BUY BACK -I always seem to forget about 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!

If you know of a code, discount, or coupon, we want to know!  

3 thoughts on “Discount Codes

  1. This is great, thank you for creating this! I am returning to school at 36 years old and this blog is helping me strategize my plan. Other discount codes I wanted to offer are PARTNER50 and WGU50 for $50 off membership.


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