We finally got NARS’ credit evaluation of my daughter’s transcript! It turned out even better than I expected, too. They credited her Leadership class for 1/2 credit of Social Studies, and she will get Computer credit for her Digital Photography class. All she needs, beyond this school year’s credits, are 1-1/2 credits of English! She will be a registered homeschooler come September, in order to make everything else happen the way it needs to.
P still plans to attend 3 classes, but just for first semester next year. She wants to take Women’s Chorus again, which she dearly loves, Poetry, and Holocaust. Poetry takes care of 1/2 credit, and we are beginning to get her studied up for the English Comp. CLEP test, for the other 1 credit. I bought a CLEP practice book, and she began taking the first pretest today. She got 3/4 correct of what she completed, and we went over the answers so she understood the WHY of it. I think she will do very well on the computer portion of the CLEP test. I don’t know yet whether the community college will require her to do the essay portion or not. I need to find that out. I hope she doesn’t have to. It’s just one more thing… She’s not really doing this for college credit, but for the credit to send to NARS, to complete her high school diploma. I want to take a look at the Literary Analysis CLEP too, because if she could take care of that over the summer also, she could skip the Poetry class. Actually, she could GRADUATE and be done with it all!
So I must ask: Have any of you out there, parents or students, CLEPed your high school/college credits? How did it work for you? How long did you spend preparing for each exam?
Please leave me comments because I really would love to know how this works. Thanks!