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Earn College Credit for Homeschoolers with DSST Exams

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Your high school homeschool student can earn college credit by taking these exams. Save time and money off your child's college education.

As we gear up for the new school year, those of us with homeschoolers in high school are already worrying about our kids’ futures.

College is an important step toward success in today’s world, and we want our kids to excel from the very first moment.

I’ve already told you about CLEP exams and how they can help your kids earn early college credit.  Couple those exams with DSST  exams, and you could shave more than a year off your child’s secondary education.

At a much cheaper price.

How is that not a win?

Your high school homeschool student can earn college credit by taking these exams. Save time and money off your child's college education.

This post is sponsored by Study.com, but the opinions are entirely my own

What is DSST?

DSST is another way to earn college credit through a simple exam. With over 30 exam titles (including Art of the Western World, Business Math, Fundamentals of College Algebra, and Principles of Advanced English Composition), DSST exams save you time and money and allow your homeschooler to start college at a higher level, focus on his major, and/or take more electives in order to broaden their education.

The exams are each 100 questions and are offered online or at numerous sites around the United States, usually college or university campuses.  Test  takers are given 2 hours to take an exam and a passing grade equals up to 3 college credits.

Can you even?

College Credit for Homeschoolers

My boys are both gung-ho for college, and I’m a firm believer in higher education as a way to explore the world.  Even so, the thought of paying for 2 more college careers makes me cringe on the daily.  DSST exams cost roughly 10 percent of an actual college course.

The end.

Okay, so there are more reasons than that.

  • DSSTs are approved college credit exams
  • There are over 30 exams to choose from
  • Over 1,900 colleges and universities grant credit for DSST exams
  • Some institutions offer exams online
  • Homeschoolers can earn their college credits early, before they even start attending college
  • A DSST exam costs as low as $85
  • THROUGH JULY 31, YOU CAN TAKE AN EXAM FOR $70 USING THE PROMO CODE SUMMER18
  • There is NO LIMIT to the number of exams you can take with the discount code

Imagine how much time and money you can save off your child’s college experience. Also, how much would having these credits help their applications and admittance portfolios?  There is no ‘lose’ here.  It’s all win.

How to take DSST exams

Taking a DSST exam is quick and easy.  The website even offers online practice exams, an exam content outline, a list of book references students can study to prepare for the test.

Here are the steps you should take to register for the exam.

DSST Exam Prep

DSST exam test prep is easy and fun with study.com

The most important thing you can do for your child before enrolling in the DSST exam is make sure he’s prepared.

Study.com has an amazing lineup of study guides and test preps aimed specifically at DSST exams.  They offer an incredible array of help to get your child ready to test.

Each study guide offers a syllabus that explains the course to your child and practice tests to give your child confidence and/or help them see where they still need to work.

The study guides are broken into lessons that average no more than 10 minutes. For instance, the DSST History of the Soviet Union Study Guide has 93 lessons that take about 8 minutes each.

For each lesson, there is a short video followed by a text transcript, flashcards for quick study, and short quizzes to help your child retain the subject matter.

This is quick, in-depth studying that allows your child to practice, practice, practice before they face the DSST exams.

As always, study.com has your back.

Wait.  What if you haven’t started thinking about college?

Don’t yet know what colleges your child is interested in attending?

My friend Meryl over at FundaFunda Academy is running a challenge this month to get you thinking in that direction.

Take part in up to 30 challenges, including narrowing down your choice of colleges, and earn points toward some fabulous prizes.

This challenge is for high school kids only, because it’s all about the future.  Get over there and register for that stuff today.  Then go pick some DSST exams.

And have a beautiful future.  While saving time and money.

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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys.Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys. Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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