Indiana high school students can take college level courses and have them count for high school and college credit simultaneously. With the ease of the Internet and distance learning, students can take these courses from colleges in Indiana or around the globe. However, it is beneficial for home schoolers to actually take a class at a local college for several reasons:
Ivy Tech - Students can begin at age 16 taking courses on campus or on-line.
Indiana University School of Continuing Studies offers students the opportunity to take college courses either on-line or through correspondence. Students do not need to enroll in IU High School or Indiana University to take dual credit courses.
IUPUI Span Program - Indiana Homeschooling students can begin as early as freshman in high school if capable of handling the college level work.
Indiana College Network produces a catalog fall and spring with courses that can be taken from various Indiana colleges and universities via distance learning.
Some Indiana colleges offer reduced rates for high school students taking classes. A few are:
Crossroads Bible College (Homeschooled Juniors and Seniors in high school receive a discounted price of $250/course. Click here for a flyer of their program.) Crossroad Bible College has partnered with The Master's Study. Click here for their recent press release.
Franklin College (Running Start program)
University of Indianapolis (Concurrent Enrollment)
University of Saint Francis in Ft. Wayne. (ACE program)
Ball State University (College Transition Program)
Outside of Indiana -
Bluefield College in Bluefield, VA has a top notch Dual Crediting program. The costs are $135 per COURSE not credit. This is a private Baptist College with a high quality education.
Bryan College offers a reduced price of half their rate per course. For more information, e-mail: distancelearning@Bryan.edu.
Moody Bible Institute offers homeschooled Juniors and Seniors special pricing for dual-enrollment courses on both semester and self-paced online courses. Moody's "Pre-College Series" prepares students for both Christian and secular colleges, and includes both Bible and General Studies courses, all taught from a Biblical Worldview.
For some homeschool students, participating in a lecture class will be a new way of learning. Here is a link to the college of St. Benedict's webpage on Student Study Skills. It contains quite a bit of useful tips and info!