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CLEP Exams: Grades or College Credit?

Using CLEP exams in high school can get complicated. What if you just pass the CLEP exam let’s say with the score of 50?  Does that mean that you are given the college credit for that class but are also given a C on the college transcript like on an AP test?  My daughter is studying for her first CLEP and I want this figured out before we put the time and money in to it.Thanks...

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Earn College Credits for Free

Earning college credit with CLEP® can significantly shorten the time a student needs to attend college in order to earn a degree. To the student, it m...

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SAT Accommodation for Homeschoolers

When you struggle with learning disabilities, it may be helpful to get an official diagnosis of learning challenges, and then pursue accommodation on the SAT college admission test.  Accommodation for the SAT can happen, it requires a recent label from a doctor, and that there are specific rules that must be followed. If the essay is a stumbling block, you can also opt for the ACT test without the optional essay. Either the SAT or ACT...

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Online Dual Enrollment for Homeschoolers

Dual enrollment for homeschoolers may save money on the cost of college, but is it worth it? Concurrent or dual enrollment can earn college credits du...

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New to All This!

I'll admit it.  Sometimes parents ask BIG questions on Facebook, and it's hard to answer in a short paragraph.  If you only had a few sentences, how would you answer this new homeschool mom?Posted on The HomeScholar Fan Page: My daughter has been in a Classical Christian school since Kindergarten. She is now going into 7th grade and we want to home school her. She is so sick and tired of filling in work sheets, and...

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How Do I Graduate My Homeschooler with College Credit?

How Do I Graduate My Homeschooler with College Credit? Is your child working beyond high school level? Are you wondering how they can earn college credit? Click on Lee's video below to learn how your child can earn college credit while in high school!Are you looking for ways for your child to earn college credit during the high school years? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when...

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Our Community College Stories

I go to a lot of college fairs in my business. At one community college, I was taken aside and warned to tell homeschoolers not to send their young children to community college!  I was told felons, including predators, were known to be on campus, and the staff worry about innocent homeschoolers.Although my children started attending community college early, they were well prepared for college. While there were some positive aspects to community college, they also had...

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Homeschool College - Do Community Colleges Accept CLEP Credits?

I received this message about CLEP credits from a homeschooling parent:"In Florida, the state universities have a reciprocal policy with the community colleges if you complete your AA. So, we'll probably go that route and do his AA via CLEP and dual enrollment."Earning an AA through CLEP credits and dual enrollment wasn't the route we took, but it may work for you. It turned out that our community college would not accept more than 2 CLEP...

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How to Attend Outside Classes as a Homeschool Student

How do you attend outside classes and demonstrate that you are well educated and well socialized? Do you want to take a class at public high school or community college, but you are afraid of what the teachers think about homeschoolers? Let me explain the problem. This blog will help you learn how to attend outside classes as a homeschool student. Some teachers feel that homeschoolers are not well prepared socially or academically.  Often the only...

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From Homeschool to Public High School

It is very difficult to have homeschool credits accepted by a public high school. From Homeschool to Public High School Don't be surprised if they don't accept any of your high school credits. They may accept them if the public school is not accredited, but usually it is at the discretion of the principal of the school.Here are some ideas for your transcript that might be helpful if you are trying to move from homeschool to public...

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OpenCourseWare for Homeschoolers

In the realm of online learning, “OpenCourseWare” is the new kid on the block, one worth checking into if you have a homeschool student who does well with virtual classes.  OpenCourseWare (OCW) includes coursework and materials shared freely with anyone via the Internet. Universities such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Harvard, to name a few, all offer OCW, although there is no credit conferred for completion of any courses.I think it’s wonderful that these courses...

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PSAT PANIC!!

You are not the only one.  Some children are just perfectionists, nervous about tests.  Although no fault of their own, parents feel like they are the only one with a panicky teen.My son isn't feeling confident about taking the PSAT. My question is, does he have to take it? He has been having a hard time since the summer and because he's struggling emotionally, I am not sure it's a good idea for him to take...

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Unexpected Benefits of the PSAT

There are lots of benefits of taking the PSAT; practicing for an important test, receiving financial aid for college.  Last week I found an unexpected benefit!  When children see a public school environment, it can have surprisingly positive consequences!  This letter from Sheri explains what her son learned in school the day he took the PSAT. What a Difference a Day Makes!Hi Lee,I thought you might enjoy hearing about my son's day (well, really just a...

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How can Homeschoolers Earn an “A ”?

In my homeschool, I provided a simple percentage grade for tests that we gave.  If they got 10 wrong and there were 100 questions, they got 90%.  But that’s only a grade for a test.  Sometimes homeschoolers don't use tests. Even if you do evaluate with tests, a test grade is only a PORTION of the grade you put on the transcript.I worried about grading strategies was homeschooling high school.  Math and science were easy to...

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Homeschool Lessons from Nature: All Kits Learn Differently

I was watching a bunny run across my back yard.  Now, bunnies always catch my attention - but it was the reason for running that KEPT my attention. Apparently, Mr Bunny did NOT want to mess with a family of raccoons.  One mommy raccoon and four baby kits we slowly making their way toward our neighbor's house.  I've never seen a raccoon with four babies before! When they came to the gate, mommy and three babies...

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