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STUDY WITH STRUCTURE
College Courses at a Fraction of the Cost
(This is part 8 in our series. If you missed the first post, you can find it here.)
If you are homeschooling high school in America, undoubtedly, your student will be studying American History.
We’ve studied a lot of history in our house — ancient history, world history, the Renaissance and Reformation….
However, at the start of the 2016 school year, we had yet to complete a systematic study of all periods of American history. So, when selecting courses for dual enrollment, American History 1 and 2 were natural choices.
(If you’re just joining us now, you might not know that dual enrollment enables high school students to earn college credit for the courses they study.)
THE MERITS OF LUMERIT COURSES
CollegePlus / Lumerit Scholar outlines a variety of cost-saving ways for high school students to earn college credit for American history. Students can attend a traditional college class, take a CLEP or DSST exam, or enroll in an online course.
After reviewing our options, we decided to enroll Roger and Ryan in Lumerit courses. The courses are a bit more expensive than CLEP tests, but they offer some benefits that we found “merit” (pun intended) the additional cost, such as….