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How to Design and Teach a CLEP Course

How to Design and Teach a CLEP Course

| August 25, 2014

Creating an effective CLEPable Course for your students (and their friends!) is very rewarding. Don’t think you have to be an expert in the subject at hand. If you are, you will have tools in your bag that the rest of us don’t. If you’re not an expert, you can create an educational experience for […]

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Test Registration and ID

Test Registration and ID

| July 1, 2014

Test Day ID Requirements A little pre-planning is required prior to your student’s first exam to ensure he/she has the appropriate personal identification required on test day and walks in confident of the procedure. Students without proper identification may not be allowed to test. Always check with your testing center if you have questions. DSST: […]

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Entrepreneurship: Can College Teach a Mindset?

Entrepreneurship: Can College Teach a Mindset?

| June 19, 2014

A big buzz these days is an interest in a degree in Entrepreneurship. Parents understand that in today’s job landscape, it is likely their students will need entrepreneurial skills to jump ship quickly when their job is outsourced, or have a home business that sustains their corporate paycheck. But can college teach a mindset? NO, […]

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Homeschooling High School – Where to Begin

Homeschooling High School – Where to Begin

| June 19, 2014

Everyone has different reasons to begin homeschooling. Maybe you are at a crossroads trying to decide what direction your student’s high school years will take? Maybe, like me, there is hesitancy on your part to homeschool high school simply because you are unsure of what to accomplish, how to go about it, or wonder if […]

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MN Co-ops Offering CLEP Classes

MN Co-ops Offering CLEP Classes

| May 21, 2014

Several Minnesota Homeschool Co-ops are offering classes that help students earn college credit while in high school.  Contact the Co-op directly to inquire about their options. If you are a Homeschool Co-op Administrator and want to know more about bringing this type of offering to your group, feel free to contact me for help getting […]

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College Composition CLEP Saves Students $1,000

College Composition CLEP Saves Students $1,000

| April 1, 2014

Where else can a student earn over $1,000 for two hours of work? The College Composition CLEP exam assesses writing skills taught in most first-year college composition courses. Give your student a leg up by encouraging him to develop his writing skills before he enters college. Students who pass this exam will earn 6 college […]

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Which Curriculum is Best?

Which Curriculum is Best?

| January 1, 2014

“Which curriculum is best to prepare for a CLEP exam?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from homeschool parents. Sometimes the wording is slightly different ~ Do I have to use a college textbook? Is Abeka or Notgrass or A History of US okay for the US History CLEP? We’re […]

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10 Reasons Not to Go to College (At Least, Not Yet)

10 Reasons Not to Go to College (At Least, Not Yet)

| November 2, 2013

Which camp do you fall into when asked: “Why do you want to go to college?” Students will often say, “For the (social) experience.” Parents will often answer, “To get a better job.” Some will even honestly reply, “Because I don’t know what else to do.” Let me rephrase that first question: “DO you want […]

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10 Reasons to CLEP in High School

10 Reasons to CLEP in High School

| September 23, 2013

Students are finding a number of reasons to add CLEP and DSST exams to their high school studies. Print off this list and ask your student to circle the three that might apply to his/her goals for his education. Then you do the same. This makes for great dinner table conversation. 1. The first two […]

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What Will $400,000 Buy?

What Will $400,000 Buy?

| August 22, 2013

I met Mariah just two weeks ago, a week before she was departing for her first year of college. I had just finished giving a presentation titled “Getting Out, not just In” to a group of high school students who were attending a week-long summer residential business camp. As I wrapped things up, she shared […]

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