Lee, I know your boys did the "CLEP route" before going to college. Did this shorten the number of credits they had to take in college? And, are you familiar with the program College Plus? Do you have any thoughts on this company? Thanks,
~ Kitty in Washington
We did use CLEP to achieve one year of college by exam. The biggest deal is to make sure the university you want to go to will accept those credits. The college my children attend, Seattle Pacific University, accepts one year of credit by exam. We also had one year of community college, so they both ended up beginning the university as a junior.
I attended your classes at the recent Homeschool Conference in Cincinnati. Just noticed your post on fb and read the entire article. You mentioned your sons completed one year of college via clepping and one year via the local CC. And, you mentioned full-tuition scholarships. I was told at the conference (can't remember if it was a speaker or a homeschooling mom) that if your child attends a CC, that eliminates your opportunity/possibility for a scholarship. This obviously isn't true--at least, it wasn't in your sons' cases. Please clarify this for me--thanks!
Carol~ I am not Lee but I think I can answer the question Your child can take CC classes until they graduate from high school(as either Dual Enrollment or Concurrant enrollment) & they should not affect your child status as an incoming freshman~ Once they graduate from HS then they are no longer earning dual/concurrant they are earning CC credits & that can & will affect status~ Then they are transfer students not incoming freshmen~ I asked a few of the school in my area what the max # of dual credit/Clep credits a student could have before it affected their status. I was told that in TN as long as the student took the classes as a high school student they would be considered incoming Freshmen & it would not affect their scholarship oppurtunities~ You need to call your end schools & ask their policy each school will have a differnt number of CLEP & CC's hours they will accept~
I was a homeschooled kid who wanted to try out the real world. I went to community college for a year before getting frustrated by the slow learning pace (there are such things as stupid questions!), the anti-Christian environment, and the price of the system. I ended up going through a college coaching company and got my BA in a total of 3 years and for under $20,000.
I've been working as a writer and ended up joining CollegePlus! because I believe in the style of education so much. I'd encourage anyone to look into CLEPing out of a year or two of college.
Good luck with your boys!
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