Welcome to Advising 101. In this series, I’m highlighting a key concept that will help YOU become your teen’s best high school guidance counselor. Institutional challenge exams may seem like a good alternative to AP, CLEP, or DSST, but there are a few things you need to know.Continue reading “Advising 101: What You Need to know about “Challenge Exams””
Welcome to Advising 101. In this series, I’ll highlight a key concept that will help YOU become your teen’s best high school guidance counselor. For Homeschooling for College Credit parents, this series will help you navigate resourceful high school planning with skill and confidence.Continue reading “Advising 101: Matriculation”
Residency requirement is a phrase used 3 different ways depending on the department at the college you’re talking to! This Advising 101 post will help you decipher what the college is talking about.Continue reading “Advising 101: Residency Requirement”
I loved reading this from NHERI News. Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. concluded that there were an estimated 3.135 million school-age (K-12) homeschool students in the United States during the 2021-2022 school year. It’s noteworthy that there is currently a DECLINE as many students who were homeschooling during the pandemic have returned to their previous school.Continue reading “Growth of Homeschooling in the United States”
If you’d like to start working with your teen on potential careers, Sophia offers 3 different Career Readiness courses that might want to look at. In this post, I’m going to break down all 3 and show you the pros and cons of each.Continue reading “Career Readiness Classes @Sophia”
We know that the pandemic hit higher education in unimaginable ways. It will take decades to see a full recovery, but this is the 5th semester with demonstrated DECLINE in numbers. What does the enrollment decline mean for your homeschooler? Lots of good things.Continue reading “What does “enrollment decline” mean for your homeschooler?”
I’m thrilled to offer the 12th graders in our community the opportunity to take 1 free dual enrollment class (online) through Grand Canyon University. Learn more!Continue reading “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: free dual enrollment class!!”
Welcome to Advising 101. In this series, we highlight a key concept each week that will help YOU become your teen’s best high school guidance counselor. For Homeschooling for College Credit parents, this series will help you navigate resourceful high school planning with skill and confidence.Continue reading “Advising 101: Locked Catalog”
Arizona State University has added another NEW course to their Universal Learner (UL) program: COM225 Public Speaking. This is a 3 credit speech course.Continue reading “NEW ASU UL Speech Course: COM 225 Public Speaking”
Math. It brings anxiety, tears, and frustration to a large swath of this country. I’m no stranger to these emotions – we’ve experienced them in our homeschool, also. One thing I see fairly consistently amongst struggling math students is a vicious case of perfectionism. An expectation by the student is that the math must be done without error or all is lost. Conclusion: “I’m terrible at math.”Continue reading “Math and Perfectionism”
Register now for our monthly Computer Panel! This month’s special guest speaker is Dr. Patrick Michaud! His resume includes vast technical experience in many fields, including international lead developer for Perl 6, programming professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and robotics! Our monthly “town-hall-style” panel will bring HS4CC families face to face and one on one with experts from all over the world to provide insight and guidance in the different aspects of computer science and technology-based careers.Continue reading “Monthly Computer Panel: Programming, Robotics, and more!”
We were able to secure a later deadline for ASU’s Poetry in America course enrollment period – the new deadline is THIS Friday 1/14/22! Remember- this is a unique course with a specific sign-up window and course content. $25 to participate. Decide later if you want college credit. No guarantees that we will have access to it again.Continue reading “LAST, Last Call: ASU Poetry In America”
Arizona State University has added another NEW course: CIS 309 Business Process Management is a self-paced 3 credit course, available starting January, 2022. Note that this is also an upper level (junior/senior) course, which are hard to find at such a low price!Continue reading “NEW Self-Paced ASU UL Course: CIS 309 Business Process Management”
CIS308 Advanced Excel in Business. This new upper level course is open to ANYONE in ANY STATE of ANY AGE and best of all, you can enroll for only $25.Continue reading “New 300-Level ASU Universal Learner Course!”
CLEP exams offer students an opportunity to earn college credit in Spanish, French, and German. It’s easy to find Spanish and French classes, but today we’re bringing you classes for the much harder to find language: German!Continue reading “German Language Courses”
ASU’s Digital Prep program offers 2 interesting options to high school students. Students who wish to use their full-time high school program can take up to 2 free university courses per semester. This program is free to Arizona students. Out of state full-time students are charged tuition based on the program they choose.
The second option they offer is part-time Concurrent Enrollment. Students pay $600 per course for ala carte university classes, plus books/supplies. Students can complete as many courses as they’d like at this rate.
Unlike ASU’s Earned Admissions program, that offers low-risk, high-reward courses with no record of failure, Digital Prep’s University courses are subject to the “normal” college rules, such as drop dates, paying up front for the course, and the additional purchase of books and supplies may be required. Failing or substandard grades would become part of their permanent ASU transcript, if the student does not drop or withdraw from a class by the deadlines.
ASU Digital Prep provides several suggested Career Pathways to a wide variety of careers, including engineering, business, arts, sciences, law, pre-med or vet, and many more. ASU’s Digital Prep program expands the number of courses offered to high school students at a deeply discounted rate of $600/course.
Have more questions about ASU Digital Prep or Concurrent Enrollment courses? Digital Prep has a handy FAQ that will answer any of your questions, or join one of their regularly scheduled Live Q&A sessions on their Enrollment Page.
One more thing!
If you enroll in one of these courses, be sure to join our ASU Homeschooling for College Credit Facebook group! You’ll learn how to get the most out of the program with us!
We are often asked which course to start with from Arizona State University’s Earned Admissions (EA) lineup. This isn’t a “one size fits all” answer, but there are a few things to keep in mind as you consider your options.Continue reading “Insider Tip: Choosing Your First ASU Course”
Many of our Homeschooling for College Credit parents have jumped into the Arizona State University Earned Admission program this year. Well, we have feedback and we’re ready to share! Want to know what other parents think of this program?Continue reading “HS4CC Parents Share ASU Course Reviews”
Need to take the TSI, Accuplacer, Compass, or another placement exam? You might be able to have it waived by completing a course instead.Continue reading “Using ASU Courses instead of Accuplacer”