Category: College

When You Let God Be Your Travel Buddy

When You Let God Be Your Travel Buddy

| October 7, 2016

When you encourage your kids to choose their own adventure, crazy things happen. My now-graduated daughter offered to share her CLEP experience and where college without debt has taken her. by Katie Frame (22 and a traveling!) “I have an adventure prepared for us to go on and we’re going to do it together … […]

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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 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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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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All Credits are not Created Equal

All Credits are not Created Equal

| May 29, 2011

All 2-year community and tech colleges have 3 types of credit: 1) Non-credit/professional development/adult ed/continuing ed ~ we often take these to build skills or just for enjoyment. 2) Transfer credit ~ classes taught through liberal arts departments and always transfer to other colleges. Ex: English, Math, Communication, History, Psychology, Art, etc. These courses/programs lead […]

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