Monday, October 25, 2010

I have recently joined the ClepForHomeschool mailing list

Our oldest daughter will probably go off to college in two years. We've started thinking more about college and how to be prepared.

In response to a request for advice on scholarships and grants, Fatcat suggested checking out the Yahoo! mailing list ClepForHomeschool. I checked it out and decided to join. It looks like it is going to be worthwhilel.

If you have a child who wants to save some money and get a jump on college, have them look into taking some CLEP tests.


Jehu said...

You can also take AP tests without taking the class. Having AP credit (i.e. a 3, 4 or 5 depending on the subject and the college) for courses is, as I understand it, very useful for a homeschooled kid on a college application because it is proof positive that they can handle college-level work.

Anonymous said...

I am confused. I hear so many homeschoolers talk about using CLEP tests for a jump start, but when I was taking college classes ten years ago at a local college they made it clear that they only accepted CLEP scores from tests that were taken when a student was taking classes at that college. Has anyone else run into this? I am hesitant to use these tests for my children, if only a handful of colleges will accept the scores.

Crimson Wife said...

Not every college accepts CLEP credit. When I was looking into applying to grad school several years ago I inquired whether the program in which I was interested would allow me to CLEP a certain prerequisite rather than me having to enroll in a full course. The answer was "no".