The Last 100 Posts

  • CLEP Score: What’s an A? B? C?
    Though CLEP exams don’t generate a letter grade at your college, it feels good to know what grade it might have been if it were assigned a letter grade. This table tells you.
  • Demoted to Elective
    Did your teen have a dual enrollment class later demoted to an “elective” at their target college? If you’re upset, I have 3 reasons you should reconsider your anger.
  • Find College Credit: Marketing
    Looking for college credit in Marketing? We have a list!
  • CLEP of the Month Club – coming soon!
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  • CLEP Scores: FAQ
    Let’s talk about CLEP scores and what you need to know.
  • Scholarships Still Open: Apply Now!
    Even with your perfect HS4CC plan in place, we want you to win scholarships for the remaining credits. Even though most deadlines have passed, here is a short list you can still apply for if you hurry.
  • Summer Break – Live Class Hiatus
    Did you know, Homeschooling for College Credit has offered 60 free and affordable LIVE classes to you this year!? The best thing that came out of COVID for me was adding Zoom to the list of tools that allow me to bring you new resources.
  • Bella’s Graduation Story
    With gratitude, I’d like to thank our HS4CC Military Facebook Group Moderator Jennifer Tillson, for sharing each and every wonderful detail of her daughter’s classes and cost breakdown for her homeschooling program and graduation! Bella’s story is an example of how one mom followed her daughter’s gifts and talents and went all in. I know […]
  • Parent Question: College Science with Lab Grade?
    How does the grading system work for a science linked with a lab? Are they graded separately or together?
  • Parent Question: What ID does my daughter need for CLEP?
    HS4CC parent Becky asks “I have a CLEP question. What ID does my daughter need? What ID can I get for her the fastest?” This is really 2 questions, but let’s answer them both!
  • Nearly full – 2 days left
    Transcript Intensive Workshop
  • Find College Credit: Finance
    Looking for college credit in Finance? We have a list!
  • CLEP REA Guides: Online and FREE!
    You probably know how much I love CLEP REA Guides and their excellent practice tests, and you also probably know that FREE is my favorite price- so I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get any better than this!
  • CLEP and your GPA
    CLEP isn’t graded credit, so technically it doesn’t help or hurt your GPA…but, resourceful parents can use this strategy to help their teen’s GPA remain strong.
  • Monthly Computer Panel: Programming, Robotics, and more!
    Our May 2022 HS4CC Monthly Tech Panel features Dr. Patrick Michaud. His resume includes vast programming experience in many fields, including programming professor, international lead developer for Perl 6 / Raku, and robotics.
  • Thank you!
    In 2012, I asked my husband to start following my new Facebook page so I could have a follower. You need one to get to two, and you need two to get to three, and if you have a dozen you’ll be taken more seriously, and if you’re taken more seriously you can help more […]
  • Debt-free Bachelor’s at 19: Aviendha’s Story
    Share with deep gratitude to Courtney, our HS4CC Pennsylvania moderator, for her willingness to share her daughter’s amazing story.
  • What is the right kind of college credit for my teen?
    Believe it or not, college credit is NOT created equally, and your teen’s anticipated use of that credit will help you choose the best kind of credit for them to earn.
  • Steps to CLEP Home Proctoring
    Last fall, I took a CLEP from home and wrote a review on how it went. Since then, my daughter has taken three CLEPs from home. Do we love the convenience? Yes! Have there been issues. A few. Today I will share the steps you can follow to take a CLEP at home for FREE!
  • 2022 CLEP Exam Revision & Expiration Dates
    We occasionally see CLEP exams revised or removed. This is the expected CLEP revision and expiration date schedule for 2022.
  • Find College Credit: Allied Healthcare
    Looking for college credit in Health Careers? We have a list!
  • Last time this year! Transcript workshop
    Coming up May 18th
  • Parent Question: Can my daughter study 4 different languages or just 1?
    HS4CC parent from Ohio asks “We are trying to plan her foreign language, and she has 4 languages she is interested in, so I am trying to figure out if there is a reason for her to NOT do one language each year and just have a broad familiarity with four languages rather than concentrate […]
  • HS4CC Homemade Scholarship Story from IL
    Genevieve, HS4CC parent from Illinois writes, “I’m happy to share my son’s story about Homeschooling. He’ll be graduating from high school this year with 30 college credits!”
  • HS4CC Transcript Template
    Our HS4CC High School Transcript Template is free to use and easy to build in under 30 minutes.
  • Parent Question: Can I leave an “F” off their transcript?
    HS4CC parent asks “I have a question about Fs on a transcript. My kids are with a virtual charter and last year, they both struggled so much with online coursework that now we have some grades to recover. I’m wondering if it would be possible to expunge those grades after the credit is recovered…(continues)
  • Special Facebook Groups
    Homeschooling for College Credit is a volunteer-led organization that leverages the wisdom and altruism of our community to help each other through public support and encouragement. Special peer to peer share groups are for people in our community with unique interests or needs that impact their Homeschooling for College Credit plan.
  • Find College Credit: Music
    Looking for college credit in Music? We have a list!
  • April Celebration!
    This semester is almost over! Did your teen earn college credit this month?  Did they do something cool?  Share below so we can celebrate with you! Nothing to share yet? That’s ok, read a few inspirational shares from earlier this year:
  • Be the expert. You’re qualified.
    If you’re a homeschool family, I already know you’re brave. I also know that you’ve made a great sacrifice to line your kids up with good education and a bright future. You already have the foundation to handle this next season or stage with ease; now you have to find your confidence for this phase. […]
  • Animation, Game Design & Development Resources
    We declared April 2022 Animation, Game Design & Development month in the HS4CC CS, IT, Cyber and Tech Facebook group and WOW what a month it has been! Below you will find a recap of some of the links, information, videos, software, education resources, summer camps, classes, degrees, and more, that were shared with our […]
  • Parent Question: A college professor told me something about financial aid and my teen’s college credit.
    “This professor said that kids coming in with CLEP and DSST exams are using up their course program “electives” and this is affecting financial aid later. Is it something to be concerned about?”
  • Coming Up May 18th
    Transcript Intensive Workshop
  • Find College Credit: Mathematics
    Looking for college credit in Mathematics? We have a list!
  • ANSWERS: Name that Occupation *SPOILER*
    On Thursday I invited you to play a game with me! This post contains the ANSWERS. If you didn’t see the game, go back 2 days and see if you can solve the puzzle.
  • Upcoming Information Session: GLOBAL SCHOLARS
    I’m happy to share an upcoming event with our community. On April 25th at 6:00pm EST we will host a Global Scholars Diploma Information Session. Global Scholars Diploma *used to be* limited to our Ohio families, but now they have expanded onto an online format! If your teen is interested in climate change, immigration, human […]
  • Let’s Play a Game! Name that Occupation
    The rules are simple- use the US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (linked) and the clues I provide to see if you can figure out the 3 occupations I’ve found! This game will help you learn to navigate my FAVORITE website in the whole wide world, and I hope you’ll find it fun too!
  • Tuition: Using Other People’s Money
    We often think of employer benefits extending to adults, but did you know your teen may qualify for tuition benefits that will pay their college tuition?
  • Transcript Video & Handout
    If you attended last night’s Transcript Intensive, your video and handout have been sent to your email! If you were registered but missed the session, yours is also in your email- be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it right away. If you missed the session, there is still time. We […]
  • Monthly Computer Panel: Game Design & Development Part TWO
    Register now for our SECOND monthly Computer Panel for April! This session’s special guest speaker is Chris Curra! He is credited on 20 video game titles such as Medal of Honor Airborne, 007: Quantum of Solace, Luxor Adventures, The Office, Sin Episodes: Emergence, Galactic Bowling, Rocket Racing League, Inception: Mind Crime, and Alien Monster Bowling […]
  • NEW ASU UL Course: REL 101 Religion, Culture, and Public Life
    Arizona State University has added another NEW course to their Universal Learner (UL) program: REL 101 Religion, Culture, and Public LIfe. This new 3 credit course is available as a teacher-paced course.
  • Find College Credit: Information Systems
    Looking for college credit in Information Systems? We have a list!
  • Modern States: How to Take a CLEP for Free!
    Taking a CLEP Exam Using Modern States – STEP by STEP instructions
  • Pro Tip: Ask for the Written Policy
    “Don’t take any more CLEP exams. You’re wasting time and money.” That’s the shocking advice that my daughter recently received from her academic advisor at the local community college. What would make her say that?! Read on.
  • Calling Cybersecurity Students
    Perks of my job: getting special email invites from universities offering to share their education goodies to with my audience. <oh how things have changed in 10 years> This is a GREAT pilot program offer for any of you who have been studying or working in Cybersecurity and want to try for a credential. Open […]
  • Coming Up April 18th
    Transcript Intensive Workshop
  • TONIGHT!! Monthly Computer Panel: Game Design & Development
    Register now for tonight’s Computer Panel! Tonight’s speaker is Mark Anderson (World of Warcraft, Halo, Doom, Call of Duty, God of War + many others!) Our monthly “town-hall-style” panel brings 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 […]
  • Upcoming Information Session: GLOBAL SCHOLARS
    I’m happy to share an upcoming event with our community. On April 25th at 6:00pm EST we will host a Global Scholars Diploma Information Session. Global Scholars Diploma *used to be* limited to our Ohio families, but now they have expanded onto an online format! If your teen is interested in climate change, immigration, human […]
  • Find College Credit: History
    Looking for college credit in History? We have a list!
  • It’s Animation, Game Design & Development Month
    We are declaring April Animation, Game Design & Development month in the HS4CC CS, IT, Cyber and Tech Facebook group! Please share any links, information, videos, software, education resources, summer camps, classes, degrees you love, or anything else that will help our families and their students explore or pursue a career in this burgeoning field! […]
  • Gimme More! Extra Benefits when you Enroll in ASU’s Universal Learner Program
    Arizona State University’s Universal Learner program is one of our favorite ways for students to earn college credit. It allows students to quickly and easily dip a toe in the college credit waters without the risk of failure affecting the student’s GPA, and without the red tape commonly found with local colleges. But did you […]
  • Calling all Graduates
    Is your teen graduating this year? Let us celebrate with you! Parents here understand the extra work that it takes to get our kids out of high school with college credit! I’m going to share a series of posts in the coming months and invite you to send me your story. Details below.
  • Does my Teen have College Credit?
    Does that sound like a crazy question? Not so fast! In today’s post, you’ll learn how to know it your teen has college credit….or potential college credit.
  • Monthly Computer Panel: Game Design & Development
    Register now for our monthly Computer Panel! This month’s special guest speaker is Mark Anderson! His resume includes World of Warcraft, Halo, Doom, Call of Duty, God of War + many others! 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 […]
  • Coming Up April 18th
    Transcript Intensive Workshop
  • 1 Credit Wonder
    Not sure if your high school student is ready for a college course and don’t want to shell out big bucks to find out? In this post, I’ll share 2 different online college classes that are only 1 credit. These are low-risk, low-cost, and big confidence boosters!
  • Find College Credit: Criminal Justice
    Looking for college credit in Criminal Justice? We have a list!
  • PRO TIP: Save and Store Your Course Syllabus
    We regularly advise people to save the syllabi from all college courses in case a future college needs to review the course to accept it for credit. Today, that advice saved my own student from having to retake a science course with lab in the 11th hour before graduation!
  • Math Success 4 Math Averse
    So, if you already feel yourself mounting a reaction to the title, this post isn’t for you.  Like anything you’re good at, you can’t imagine that other people can’t “become” good at it too… if they only had a better attitude, different curriculum, a better teacher, etc.  STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are […]
  • March Celebration!
    We want to hear your wins!  Did your teen earn college credit this month?  Did they do something cool?  Share below so we can celebrate with you!
  • Parent Question: Does the Associate in Applied Science lead to a 4 year Bachelor degree?
    This is a great question and one that is really important to learn about when your teen is considering an associate degree.
  • Coming Up April 18th
    Transcript Intensive Workshop
  • Find College Credit: English & Literature
    Looking for college credit in English & Literature? We have a list!
  • Colleges Confused About Student’s Confusion
    Colleges refer to a student’s transfer process from the community college to a university as a “pipeline.” To be more accurate, it’s often called a “leaky pipeline.” Colleges are confused, but HS4CC isn’t. Here’s how to assure your pipeline is water tight.
  • MicroBachelors® edX & TESU
    There is a new opportunity to earn college credit, and I can’t wait to get feedback from YOU if you’ve tried it. EdX has partnered with Thomas Edison State University to transcribe courses for college credit. Details below.
  • Watch the Replay: Matching CLEP to High School Courses
    If you missed last night’s workshop, you can watch it now! Match your CLEP to High School Courses We’ll look at how to filter through the list of CLEP exams to find the right ones for your homeschool. From there, you’ll learn how to match up the content of exams to the content of your […]
  • LIVE TONIGHT! Match CLEP to HS Classes
    We’ll look at how specific high school subjects and classes match up with the right CLEP exams so you can resourcefully plan your teen’s schedule. Details below.
  • ALERT: Unusual Transcript Request
    This afternoon I answered a request from a dual enrollment advisor requesting that my son’s and my personal cell phone numbers be “added to your transcript” before submission. This is a big “NO” and something you should be aware of asap.
  • Not Ready Academically: CE Classes
    As I read the HS4CC 2022 Annual Parent’s Survey, I was surprised that so many parents listed “not ready academically” among their reasons for not adding college credit into their homeschool program. I think that most parents over-estimate where their kids need to be before jumping in – there are all types of college credit […]
  • This Week: Match CLEP to HS Classes
    I’m teaching a fun new class this week that I know you’ll love. It’s called “Matching CLEP Exams to your High School Classes” and it’s going to be held live on Zoom. We’ll look at how specific high school subjects and classes match up with various CLEP exams so you can plan your teen’s schedule. […]
  • Find College Credit: Communication
    Looking for college credit in communication? We have a list!
  • Preparing for a Proctored ASU UL Course Exam
    Tips for preparing for proctored exams, which ASU UL courses do NOT have proctored exams, and feedback from students.
  • CLEPs for 2022
  • Parent Question: My daughter is interested in ethnobotany, herbalism, Chinese medicine. Do you happen to know of anywhere offering anything along those lines?
    Yes! I have some suggestions for high school and college options.
  • Results: 2022 Parent Survey
    Thank you for taking the time to share your progress, challenges, and experiences with me! I always look forward to this annual survey and use this data to help me plan for the coming months. Are you just getting started on this journey? Your teen can earn college credit! There is college credit for every […]
  • Special Facebook Groups
    Homeschooling for College Credit is a volunteer-led organization that leverages the wisdom and altruism of our community to help each other through public support and encouragement. Special peer to peer share groups are for people in our community with unique interests or needs that impact their Homeschooling for College Credit plan.
  • Find College Credit: Biology
    Looking for college credit in Biology? We have a list!
  • Starbucks College Achievement Plan
    Yes, your teen can go to college for free. Seriously. Let me show you how to extract the most out of what they’re offering so your teen can grab this deal.
  • Help! ASU Universal Learner Two-Factor Authentication?
    Tips for preparing for proctored exams, which ASU UL courses do NOT have proctored exams, and feedback from students.
  • Math Sequence Chart
    This simple chart demonstrates when your math sequence can generate college credit alongside high school credit.
  • Summer Honors Program
    I’ve missed sharing about the college-credit summer programs since COVID, but we are starting to see them come back for 2022! This is the first one I’ve found, but as I find more, I’ll be sure to share them with you. This specific program is worth 6 college credits and takes place in person over […]
  • Dual Enrollment: Genetics
    A parent contacted me today asking for help locating a dual enrollment course in Genetics. That’s a little outside the ordinary, so after spending more than an hour digging (and I know where to look) I compiled only a tiny list. Anything that’s this hard to find deserves a post, so I’m happy to share […]
  • Coming Up March 18th
    Transcript Intensive Workshop
  • Find College Credit: Art
    Looking for college credit in Art? We have a list!
  • Parent question: How can I teach my son to keep up with all the reading in his dual enrollment class?
    Do you have any recommendations for a speed-reading class? My dual-enrolled son is struggling to keep up with the reading for one college class. Realizing we’re going to have to improve in this area if he’s going to head to college and take 5-6 classes/semester.
  • Parent question: Is the CLEP Official Study Guide pretty much the same as the individual subject guides?
    Yes, but a bigger better version. The Official Study Guide contains all of the individual subject guides in one book, and it’s going to cost a fraction of the price. Individual subject guides In today’s post, I want to talk a bit about how to use the Official Study Guide, and why it’s the first […]
  • LAST DAY! HS4CC Annual Survey
    Today is the last day to participate in the HS4CC Annual Survey. The Homeschooling for College Credit content I develop here is heavily influenced by your questions, comments, and concerns. This annual survey is important because it tells me how I can keep serving you well. This short survey shouldn’t take more than 3 minutes […]
  • HS4CC Annual Survey
    The Homeschooling for College Credit content I develop here is heavily influenced by your questions, comments, and concerns. This annual survey is important because it tells me how I can keep serving you well. This short survey shouldn’t take more than 3 minutes and is completely anonymous. Thank you for your help!
  • Find College Credit: Accounting
    Looking for college credit in Accounting? We have a list!
  • Coming Up March 18th
    Transcript Intensive Workshop
  • February Celebration!!
    Did your teen earn college credit this month? Celebrate here with us! We want to hear your successes. We know how much work it is to bring college credit into your homeschool – GREAT JOB!!!!
  • Earning a Credential Through Dual Enrollment? FAQ
    Some of your teens will earn a certificate, diploma, or degree while still in high school. This process usually requires some action on your part as well as your teen’s. Answers to these frequently asked questions will help!
  • A New Class! Match CLEP to HS Classes
    I’m teaching a fun new class next month that I know you’ll love. It’s called “Matching CLEP Exams to your High School Classes” and it’s going to be held live on Zoom. We’ll look at how specific high school subjects and classes match up with various CLEP exams so you can resourcefully plan your teen’s […]
  • Dual Enrollment Pays Off in Michigan
    Thank you Jenifer S. for allowing me to share your family’s triumph. I hope this is an encouragement to many others.
  • HS4CC Annual Survey
    The Homeschooling for College Credit content I develop here is heavily influenced by your questions, comments, and concerns. This annual survey is important because it tells me how I can keep serving you well. This short survey shouldn’t take more than 3 minutes and is completely anonymous. Thank you for your help!
  • Parent Question: For dual enrollment, I read that a 1 credit class has less work than a 3 credit class. Is that true?
    Great question!! If you listen to the parent’s feedback in all our groups, you’ll hear over and over that a 1 credit class is not 1/3 the work of a 3 credit class. My son took a 6 credit class in North Carolina for dual enrollment and guess what? It wasn’t “double” the work of […]
  • Playing the Odds
    Earning college credit before you’ve picked out a college or are several years away from enrollment feels like a gamble, but most types of college credit can be sorted by risk level, and a when you follow a few basic guidelines you can get very close to navigating with confidence!
  • Parent Question: Is there anything you wish you’d done in middle school to prepare them for dual enrollment?
    This question came from a parent in our North Carolina group. The replies were wonderful, I’m sharing them in this post and inviting you to add your own.
  • Pro Tip: Sophia like a Boss
    Did you know that if you don’t have a current subscription with Sophia you can still start working on the homework? Did you know you can work at your own pace while still only paying $99 for your class? In the HS4CC inactive account strategy, you’ll learn how to make the most of your enrollment […]
  • Coming Up March 18th
    Transcript Intensive Workshop