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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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Benefits of Dual Credit for Homeschoolers

Dual credit for homeschoolers is the process of earning high school credit and college credit at the same time. Earning dual credit is like owning a c...

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Early High School Credits in Middle School

Homeschoolers may earn high school credits in middle school. If you are sure your middle school child is doing high school level work in an acade...

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How to Homeschool College

Homeschooling college might not be for everyone, but for the student willing to put in the work, it can be an effective fast track to a college degree...

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Why did you decide to homeschool high school?

I hesitated to start because I didn't want to be over-protective. My younger son is anaphylactic to peanuts.  He is one of those children you read about that could die if exposed to the smallest, microscopic speck of peanut. I didn’t want to over-protect my children, and it was very difficult to balance protecting him from a life-threatening allergy and over-protecting him so he didn’t know how to care for his own life-long condition. I hesitated to...

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Online Dual Enrollment Classes

Online Dual Enrollment Classes

Online dual enrollment classes are available in many states, but, like anything else, have pros and cons. Before enrolling, become informed,...

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Formula for Putting Dual Enrollment on a High School Transcript

Formula for Putting Dual Enrollment on a High School Transcript

For all classes on the transcript, I recommend either a whole or half credit, not smaller or larger. Here an easy to remember "formula" for dual enrol...

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3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications

3 Tips for Including Dual Enrollment on College Applications Dual enrollment classes on the transcriptUse an acronym before the class title to clearly show which classes were taken at the community college. That shows that senior year classes are harder than last year - a good trend to show.  You can read about that trend in this blog post, Acronym for Outside Classes.  For the classes your student is currently enrolled in, replace the grade with...

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Dual Enrollment Senior Year

Senior year for most college-bound homeschoolers is usually packed with college applications, scholarship essays, forms to fill out, and choices to make. It’s always a busy time! In fact, it's SUCH a busy time, it's hard to fit it all in! Particularly when your child is doing dual enrollment...“Senior year seems like a really busy time. Is it possible for a student to successfully do both dual enrollment and complete scholarship applications and essays, etc.?” -...

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Do you REALLY need that test?

The SAT and ACT are college admission tests, used for college admission purposes.  Some colleges will want those test scores even if your child is older, in order for them to enter for an undergraduate degree.  Because it's hard to forecast the future, I suggest giving one of those tests to students regardless of the situation.  Although it's relatively painless to take the test as a high school student, it would be much more painful to...

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Community College Dual Enrollment

Community college dual enrollment is not always a positive experience. Rebecca on Facebook asked:Hello - I attended one of your sessions on Homeschooling High School a few years ago at Seattle Pacific University. I appreciated so much what you shared!! My son is now in 10th grade and we're considering Running Start (dual enrollment in community college.) But I had remembered that you mentioned Running Start caused problems for your boys and that you didn't think...

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Dual Enrollment and Freshman Scholarships

One small detail about going to college as a freshman means you have to remain a freshman until you begin at the University.  Taking college classes within the context of dual enrollment is fine.  When college classes are counted toward high school courses, then they are counted as high school courses, and the student is still considered a freshman in terms of the university admission.  In senior year, you can take college classes that are placed...

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