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Special Replay: ABC’s Of Early College

January 31, 2020

Special Replay: The ABCs of Early College
Do you know the ABC's of Early College Admission? Whether you are getting college credits or an AA degree, you may be considered a transfer student, and you may miss out on scholarships – low-cost college and credits. If you've ever considered this option, listen to this podcast for great information from Jean Burke.

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Show Notes: ABC's of Early College

* What are some college trends?

* 66% of college graduates are ending up with 100K of debt. The unemployment rate is 9% -- nearly 38% work in positions that don’t require any college at all.
* Low-cost college and credits
* Bachelor’s degree can make 182% more per week
* College tuition increased by 600%

* 12 Early college benefits?

* For homeschoolers broadens their course offerings
* Enhances academic rigor
* Avoids duplication of course work
* Increases their schedule flexibility – earn extra minors or majors
* Tend to finish college as a whole
* Earning a technical degree or certificate while in high school
* Shortens your time to earn a degree
* Reduce college costs
* Transferable college credits – basic or core credits
* Earning high school and science simultaneously
* Building your student’s confidence
* Still, home so you can guide and coach them

* Name the 3 main types of early college?

* Build an amazing transcript – Podcast 1 -

Podcast 2 -

* AP – advanced placement credits

* By college board – same people who make the SAT
* Challenging and show mastery

* Approved by the college board

* Online, or buying the books and study on your own, take courses by AP teacher who was authorized by the college board
* Listen to the audio for recommendations for official AP courses online
* 38 courses your students can take

* CLEP—College level placement

* Be prepared to be sure it all transfers to the college you want to attend.
* Made by the college board, 2900 colleges and universities accept them, there is a cost for test and test center.

* No age limits or restrictions

* Tests are 90 minutes long
* Testing centers listed on College board website.
* Official study guides by the college board

* Dual Enrollment – early enrollment

* Sometimes credits don’t transfer
* High school and college at the same time

* The transition from high school to college easier

* Core classes out of the way

* What test scores are required?

* The entrance exam is still needed for college even junior or state college
* Scores need to be high enough on SAT and ACT for admission, check the college of choice