Understanding NCCRS Credit (#19–21)

National College Credit Recommendation Service #19–21
Limited to Improbable Transfer
www.nationalccrs.org

Here today, gone tomorrow—that’s the theme of many companies that offer college credit through NCCRS evaluation. I mention this because high school students who need to hold college credit for several years aren’t good candidates for these options. However, if your teen is a senior or already graduated from high school, and you know their target college accepts NCCRS credit, you can stockpile huge amounts of credit for cheap or free. If you’re unsure about target colleges, you may want to wait. Very few colleges accept or advertise acceptance of NCCRS credit.

If you visit the NCCRS website, you’ll see a list of colleges that are “willing to consider” transcripts from NCCRS, the majority of them in New
York. Two colleges that are regionally accredited and happy to accept NCCRS credits are Thomas Edison State University (NJ) and Charter
Oak State College (CT), and those two colleges are the very reason this section is here. Homeschooling parents who pursue alternative credit in large amounts almost always end up using one of those two schools and courses in this section are accepted there.

Several of the businesses that offer NCCRS classes also have partnership agreements with specific colleges that will guarantee transfer credit. If you pick one of the partner colleges, you have nothing to worry about!

WARNING: NCCRS, unlike ACE, does not have an official transcript service, so there is no way to prove you earned college credit with a company once they’ve gone out of business. If you take a course from this section, collect as much documentation at the time of completion as possible. Better yet, enroll as soon as possible, so they land on an official college transcript.

 

This content is reprinted from Chapter 2 of Homeschooling for College Credit 2nd Edition.

 

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