Homeschooling for College Credit parents- we have a special Facebook group just for you! Join our new Class of 2024 group! This is a special group for those of you looking for answers to your time sensitive questions. Looking to chat about financial aid, application cycles, scholarships, choosing colleges, or other pressing concerns this year? Us too! This is YOUR group! Connect with other parents and develop your exit strategy with other parents just like you. (Class of 2025 coming soon!)
Two popular Sophia classes, English Composition 1 and Personal Finance, are both undergoing significant content changes. Sophia is implementing new versions of these classes on April 1, 2024.Continue reading “Content Changes at Sophia”
If your teen is taking an exam or a course from CLEP, we watch for expiration dates. (I’m currently watching a huge list of CLEPs for expiration this year) But, there are 12 exams that are approved through 2027! That doesn’t mean CLEP “can’t” make a change, but it does give us a level of confidence that these exams will be around for a good long time!Continue reading “12 CLEPs Approved Through 2027”
I published my inspiration story in 2018 in the 2nd edition of Homeschooling for College Credit. December marks our Homeschooling for College Credit anniversary, so I always like to read it and remind myself of the early frustration that built Homeschooling for College Credit- it’s easy for me to forget those early challenges. I hope you enjoy it.Continue reading “Jennifer’s Story”
If you’re following the big list of CLEP exams set to expire on 11/30/23 (yesterday) be aware that the expiration was PUSHED BACK to 12/31/2023. Between now and then we hope to see a renewal, but if we don’t, it’s possible that they won’t be worth college credit at your target college. Read more for details.Continue reading “UPDATE: CLEP Watch List 11/30/23 Pushed back”
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998 is a United States federal law. We comply with this law! Homeschooling for College Credit does not allow posting photos of teens age 13 or younger for any reason. You can read more about this important regulation here: https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-16/chapter-I/subchapter-C/part-312
“This book is outstanding. If you are a parent of a homeschooled child then this is a MUST BUY book.” -David (Amazon review)Continue reading “Do you have HS4CC paperback?”
I wanted to share a resource I just learned about this weekend. I learned that Study.com has an amazing Accuplacer section on their website!Continue reading “Study.com Accuplacer Resources”
ACE credit is “off the record” college credit that can be earned for pennies on the dollar (sometimes), is recorded as pass/fail without impacting GPA, and *can generate a LOT of college credit when you choose a college that accepts this kind of credit. Happy Binging.Continue reading “Providers of ACE Credit – The Full List!”
TESU is a HS4CC-friendly university that accepts all of your teen’s CLEP, Dual Enrollment, Sophia, Studycom, and more! In our info session we discussed how you can use your teen’s college credit to pursue an affordable degree at TESU after high school. Co-hosted HS4CC x TESU.
Answer: This is a great question, and for those of us old enough to remember a time before the internet, it’s crazy to think that we live in a world where we have become so dependent on technology! I can think of 4 ways to get college credit without access to the internet (during high school and after).Continue reading “Parent Question: Is there a way to get college credit without the internet? We live in a rural area and the internet is spotty at best.”
Colleges strive to convey an aura of elitism, a carefully curated image of exclusivity. That’s not on accident. Colleges love it when you’re in awe. It drives enrollment. Behind the smoke and mirrors, colleges are struggling to meet enrollment numbers. One by one, states are implementing guaranteed admissions, shhhhhh……Continue reading “Getting IN is Getting Easier”
A handful of college credit Black Friday deals are making their way to my inbox! I’ll keep this page updated if I find others. Please send me any you find, and we’ll make a nice list for our community!
Straighterline Buy One Course Get One Course Free. (This has a value of about $59. You’ll need to either have an active $99 membership or purchase one to use this deal) Straighterline courses are computer-based (no teacher, but courses with homework will have a human grader) and result in pass/fail ACE college credit. Limit one per person. Valid now, expires on 11.28.2023 at 11:59 pm EST.
Outlier Save 40% off college courses when you sign up with your email address. (Regular courses cost $597, it is unclear if this works for multiple courses). Outlier courses are graded college credit and open to any age. Valid now, expires on November 28, 2023.
Study.com Save 30% off 3 months of the College Saver Plan (formerly called College Accelerator). The current price is $235/month. (This has a value of $211). Study.com courses are computer-based (no teacher, courses with homework will have a human grader) and result in pass/fail ACE college credit. Limited to new accounts only. Valid no. No expiration date.
8 regionally accredited colleges and universities are offering 1 or more free dual enrollment course that your HS4CC teen can sign up for spring semester! Your teen can live in any state and participate as a distance learning student. Most are open to those in 11th or 12th grade, but a few are open to any grade. You’ll find general education, business, electives, and computer courses!Continue reading “8 Colleges Offering FREE DE this Spring”
As your teen’s college acceptance letters start to come in, your family may be trying to decide between several good options. Normally we talk about choice based on using credit, saving money, or debt, but in today’s post, I’m bringing you some data that gives you one more thing to watch out for: “reach” colleges.Continue reading “Accepted! Which College to Choose?”
Homeschooling for College Credit is excited to share our newest free guide with you! This 38-page guide allows you to create your own course that perfectly marries test prep with honors level homeschool class. Earn high school & college credit at once!