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Avoiding Identity Theft

Avoiding Identity Theft

| April 8, 2016

Lori started her conversation with me discouraged. “I didn’t think it would be this hard. I thought, by now, I wouldn’t have to defend our decision to homeschool.” For her 9th grade son, there was a pull to not just play on the high school sports team, but to feel a complete part of the […]

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7 Steps to a Debt-Free College Degree

7 Steps to a Debt-Free College Degree

| February 21, 2016

My last kiddo just graduated college in December. He is 19 and graduated debt-free. Not an easy task according to statistics. How did he do it? 30 CLEP credits earned in grades 8-10. He took a CLEP or DSST as a “final” for each high school subject that he could. Under $1,000 for one year […]

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7 Why’s to CLEP

7 Why’s to CLEP

| October 1, 2015

Why CLEP? Reason #1 COST: It is one of the only cost-saving college solutions that YOU have control of. Don’t assume it will all work out. Your grand children’s future depends on it. Financial aid (aka loans) and scholarships are determined by factors outside of your control and the decision to award them comes too […]

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Preparing your Online Learner

Preparing your Online Learner

| August 8, 2015

Getting rear ended on a winding road is not usually the way I meet students. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the other car’s driver, Christina, 17, will forever know that instructing her passenger on how to use the CD player while driving is not the best move. The car I was in, made of […]

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New Affordable College Option

New Affordable College Option

| June 21, 2015

Church-Based College Education I want to share with you an affordable college option that I have been very involved with for the last year. For those in the Minnesota metro area, I invite you consider this option for your high school graduates this fall! I was given the opportunity to extend my work with Credits […]

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MN Co-ops offering CLEP Classes

MN Co-ops offering CLEP Classes

| April 4, 2015

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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Test Registration and ID

Test Registration and ID

| January 1, 2015

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. Where […]

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I Believe in You Gift

I Believe in You Gift

| December 26, 2014

Give the Gift of Opportunity A holiday tradition our family has enjoyed for years is waking up on Christmas morning and with all in pj’s, opening the small thoughtful gifts we tucked into each others’ stockings the night before. Sometimes these gifts are more special than the spendier ones placed under the tree. Sometimes they […]

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Path to Purpose

Path to Purpose

| October 23, 2014

 “One of the most notable demographic trends of the last two decades has been the delayed entry of young people into adulthood. . . Today’s 25-year-olds, compared with their parents’ generation at the same age, are twice as likely to still be students, only half as likely to be married and 50 percent more likely […]

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Design and Teach a CLEP Course

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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