Home school students today are taught at an early age through high school – and in some cases – even PAST high school! A popular path to earn college credit while homeschooling is through credit by examination, or testing out of college courses. This is especially popular at the high school level. Credit by examination allows students to earn college credit when they have achieved the knowledge of a college level course in a particular subject and can demonstrate that by passing a standardized exam. The 3 most popular types of exams that can be taken for college credit and are available in a variety of subjects are:
- CLEP – College Level Examination Program
- DSST – Previously DANTES Subject Standardized Tests
- ECE – Excelsior College Examinations
There are over 2,900 colleges and universities that now allow this type of earned credit to be transferred into a degree program. Standardized exams do not have an age limit. It is not unusual to see 14 or 15 year old kids taking and passing standardized exams. Knowledge2College’s courses are a great way to prepare for the standardized exams so students can earn college credit while homeschooling. The work put into homeschooling will get students ready for most standardized exams and Knowledge2College’s courses are great tools to assist the student get the best score they can. Dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses (also known as AP courses) are an option for home school students, but these tend to have a lot more red tape than testing out for college credit.
Whether the student wants to get general education credits out of the way or complete an Associate’s Degree before moving on to a public college, our online study courses put the home school student ahead of the game – allowing them to finish college faster and save money!
So how does a home school student take advantage of this opportunity? It’s easier than you might think. Students do not have to participate in any particular high school or college class. They can easily study and prepare at home using the Knowledge2College online preparation courses. Each Knowledge2College online course gives students access to hundreds of multiple choice practice questions and study questions with an area for notes where the student can keep electronic notes as they prepare. Students review the practice questions until they are comfortable with the content and are fully prepared to take the standardized exam at a local testing center. They are able to go as fast or as slow as they like. They set the pace.
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