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Homeschooling and Dual Enrollment: Colleges Accepting Credits for Both

groppygroppy 5 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
I have heard that some colleges do not accept dual enrollment credits from homeschoolers for *both* high school credit and college credit. Assuming a college accepts dual enrollment credits at all, is there some forum/website I can go to in order to find which colleges force a student choose how their dual enrollment credits will be applied and which college will accept the credits for both?
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  • groppygroppy 5 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Adding: The colleges I emailed to ask this specific question have not yet responded to me to answer my question.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 6634 replies41 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Some colleges don't accept dual enrollment for credit period, regardless if from home school or brick and mortar HS. Each college is different and you'll need to look it up individually on the college's website.

    I've not heard of colleges not counting DE credits towards high school classes.
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  • bgbg4usbgbg4us 1237 replies37 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Hi groppy. We are not homeschoolers, but take DE and AP classes in HS (and the DE counts as both college credit and HS credit). We've ran into lots of different situations at different colleges with taking the credits; the more selective the college, the more issues! Every college is different.

    We made spreadsheets of each college of interest, and then googled DE/AP credit transfers, found how the DE classes transferred into those systems, looked at majors and saw which classes were needed or not. It was like a puzzle! By looking ahead of time at a few things, it did help us figure out a few choices in HS. But it did take a lot of personal research. If anyone has a forum/website for homeschool or even high school, I'd be interested in seeing that as well. ** would there be much difference between a homeschool DE credit and a HS DE credit? curious on that. . . .

    I talked with a gal last week; her HS daughter graduated with 50+ DE credits, is going to the local state school tuition free and will be done in 2.5 years. At age 20 she's then going to go out and discover the world with a college degree and no debt. It's not elite, but it sounds fun! she'd need a major where the classes weren't 8-semester sequential though.

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  • Mom2aphysicsgeekMom2aphysicsgeek 4478 replies56 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    The issue isn't homeschooling and receiving DE credit vs traditional school and receiving DE credit. The issue is what is considered "double dipping." There are some schools that will not allow credits to apply to both high school graduation requirements and to college graduation requirements. The number of schools that do not permit double-dipping tends to be fewer in number than schools that do allow credits to apply to both. It really requires investigating school by school, though, to determine what the individual policies are. Policies can even change from yr to yr.

    Fwiw, the information is typically easy to find on their websites. Look on their pages about transfer credit/AP/IB credits, etc.
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  • MamaBear2001MamaBear2001 41 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I am unsure how/if homeschooling plays a factor in colleges deciding if they will accept DE credit, but I will try to help since my son is in a similiar situation.(public school with some credits used for grad requirements)

    The college that the student is taking classes at should have an agreement with your state colleges and they usually take credits even with "double dipping".
    For out of state public and private schools, we have had to go to each schools website and look up policies on transfer credit. I have found using the search option on the website is the best way, since it can be hard to find the information. (The transfer student tabs dont usually have information for credit during HS)

    Some schools will not look at transfer credit until acceptance, and then you will have to send extra paperwork so that they can decide if they will accept credit. some schools say they will not accept credit if it goes to grad requirements.

    Columbia University will not take any credits that were earned during high school.
    Duke University is known for not taking DE credits, but on their website they have listed they will only consider DE credits that were earned during 12th grade that do not go towards HS grad requirements.(not sure if this new, but its still restrictive)
    Clemson seems to be a school that gives transfer credit.
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  • groppygroppy 5 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    I have tried to find answers from individual colleges on their websites, but they address every single issue besides that. I have also emailed ad-coms at a few colleges to directly ask about the policy and have no received an answer; that's is why I am asking on here if there is a website or clearinghouse that has this information available.
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  • groppygroppy 5 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    The DE credits are above and beyond what I need for high school graduation, but I want them listed as courses counting toward the diploma because they strengthen the transcript for me, rather than homeschool courses.
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  • Mom2aphysicsgeekMom2aphysicsgeek 4478 replies56 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    @groppy Have you seriously searched? Type in School Name, dual enrollment and credit. It really isn't that hard to find the answers. Most schools that allow DE credits to transfer in will give credit if there is reciprocity or if course content matches after requesting consideration. Whether or not the credit transfers in toward a degree depends on whether or not courses cover the same material.

    Some schools limit credit hours earned in high school to 16; some don't allow any and only allow previous cr toward placement in higher level courses. There is no single answer and no way to find out the answers without researching school by school.

    Whether or not you are homeschooled during DE is irrelevant. If you are asking questions like that, you are over complicating the issue and probably causing confusion about what you are asking. (I have graduated 5 kids from our homeschool and my 6th is a senior. Our experience is that homeschooling is irrelevant as to whether or not DE receives credit. It boils down to school policy toward DE credits.)
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  • Mom2aphysicsgeekMom2aphysicsgeek 4478 replies56 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Wanted to add that I have listed all courses taken in high school on my kids' transcripts with a key code for if they were outsourced like DE. Those transcripts have also been sent to the schools. (Listed on mine but official copies also paid for and sent.) That said, most of my kids' courses have been taken at home with me as their primary teacher. Their transcripts equally demonstrate that. They have had zero problems with admissions. Don't discount coursework completed at home. U's don't.
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  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 8742 replies321 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    I don't believe there's a website available because each college sets their own policy. Some colleges won't let homeschooled students count a dual enrollment course as a high school graduation requirement then allow them to use it again to meet a college graduation requirement. If it's not listed on a college's website you'll have to contact them.
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