June 2012

  • What College Should You Attend after Homeschooling?

    Barry Lenson

    What College Should You Attend after Homeschooling? If you’ve been schooled at home and college lies ahead, what should your next steps be? The good news is, there are plenty of organizations and other resources that are eager to help you make the transition to the kind of college or university that is just right for you. Let’s take a closer look . . . The Homeschool Central website is really a page of links to organizations that help homeschooled students in lots of ways – including college admissions. Be sure to check it out. The National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network (NATHHAN) supports special needs students who have been schooled at home. The Home School Foundation, a strong advocate for homeschoo ...

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  • What is ACE CREDIT?

    Beth Dumbauld

    What is the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service or ACE CREDIT? ACE CREDIT is the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service. ACE CREDIT recommendations are used by students to obtain college credit or advanced college placement for formal courses or exams taken outside the traditional classroom. Students commonly take formal courses and exams eligible for ACE CREDIT through: Online college course providers Businesses Unions Government Military Associations ACE CREDIT Registry and Transcript Service is able to keep a lifelong record of all your ACE CREDIT recommendations. Earning ACE CREDIT recommendations for your formal coursework or exams does not guara ...

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  • What is a Prior Learning Assessment or PLA?

    Beth Dumbauld

    A PLA is a Prior Learning Assessment. A PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) assists individuals who have gained significant subject-matter expertise through life experience to document that knowledge and earn college credit. Typically, a PLA is administered through an educational provider as a college credit-bearing course. A PLA results in a portable, verifiable portfolio of skills and knowledge that has been evaluated by a college faculty member in the relevant subject area(s). Recommendations for college credit are made based on the learning outcomes demonstrated by this portfolio. These college credit recommendations can then be used as transfer credit for college courses by receiving colleges and universities. A PLA is also used as ...

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  • What is the CLEP Exam - College Level Examination Program?

    Beth Dumbauld

    What is the CLEP Exam or the College Level Examination Program? CLEP is the College Level Examination Program. The CollegeBoard offers 33 exams in a variety of subject matters which can help you receive college credit for what you already know. CLEP exams are offered in the following subject areas: Composition Literature Foreign languages History Social Sciences Science Math Business Currently, over 2,900 colleges offer credits earned through CLEP, though each school sets its own CLEP policy. It is advisable to ask ahead if your college will accept CLEP results. CLEP exams are approximately 90 minutes long, with the exception of College Composition, which takes 120 minutes. Exams contain mainly multiple-choi ...

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  • Partner College Profile: Liberty University Online

    Barry Lenson

    Liberty University Online a  Partner College Profile Liberty University, a unique university with deeply Christian values, has been making the news lately. Earlier this month, its commencement speaker was Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee. On May 15, the Liberty men’s golf team advanced to the NCAA finals. And on that same day, the trustees of the university announced that the school’s financial assets had reached $1 billion, putting the school solidly in the ranks of America’s most financially secure educational institutions. And now there is more news, because Liberty University has become a StraighterLine Partner College. That means that after you have completed coursework at StraighterLine, you can ...

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