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Homeschool College Prep: Scholarship + testing credits = almost free degrees

Homeschool students are usually poignantly aware that a college education is expensive.  A question commonly asked is, “How do homeschoolers get college scholarships?”

One answer to that question is not so much about getting money to pay for college as it is about finding ways to make getting a degree to cost less.  If you could get your degree in about 1/2 the normal time, and for perhaps 1/5 of the cost, would you be interested?

College Credit by Testing

Did you know there are ways to get about 90% of an undergraduate education by taking tests instead of taking classes? Many schools allow students to gain actual college credit by taking CLEP tests which demonstrate knowledge of a subject area.  The tests cost about $77 each, and there are over 30 different subjects in the areas of:

  • Composition and Literature
  • Foreign Languages
  • History and Social Sciences
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Business


Schools vary widely in how they will treat the scores, with some institutions giving from three to 12 hours of credit based on the score.

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Homeschool College Prep: Scholarship + testing credits = almost free degrees – Phoenix Homeschooling | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/homeschooling-in-phoenix/homeschool-college-prep-scholarship-testing-credits-almost-free-degrees#ixzz1C7j8W1bG 

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