This guide was compiled by the Muldrows to help apply the concepts taught in Brad Voeller's book, Accelerated Distance Learning: The New Way to Earn Your College Degree in the Twenty-First Century. Mr. Voeller's book will motivate readers to learn more about earning a degree from home, but the Muldrow's handbook teaches you HOW to earn the degree. Adam Muldrow earned his degree from home and was then accepted into law school. He and his mother, Becky Muldrow, have mapped out the process for the rest of us.
The College at Home Handbook is an excellent guide to earning a degree from home. General information about various univeristy "distance learning" programs is easier to come by, so the Muldrows focus on their own experiences with Charter Oak State College and earning credit by taking CLEP tests and Dantes exams. They explain the benefits of earning a degree from home, discuss accreditation, and offer information on degrees offered by their three focus colleges. Most of the guide focuses on earning a degree through Charter Oak State College since that is where their experience was. There are links to information about several other schools along with an in-depth section about locating examination sites.
Study tips, suggestions for finding affordable study materials, and ideas for saving money during the process will be especially helpful for homeschoolers trying to work within a budget.
I particularly appreciated that the Handbook is set up in a binder format. This allows students room to save materials from schools, test scores and the like in one place during their educational experience. The Appendices provide charts for keeping records of expenses and exam plans, helping you stay totally organized. There is even a recommended reading list included to help you study for the various test subjects.
The Muldrows also offer a consulting service for students pursuing a degree at home. Families who enroll in the consulting program will be walked through their first year of college at home by the Muldrows. This service would be of benefit to families with lots of questions, as they can ask questions via email and get answers from fellow homeschoolers who have "been there and done that".
--Product Review by: Melonie Murray, Market Development Manager, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
College at Home Handbook
By: Mrs. Becky Muldrow & Adam Muldrow
Even though the pinnacle of homeschooling is graduation, that might not be the end of your child's education. NOW, we have to decide if they are going to further their schooling by either heading off to a four-year university, a local college, a community college...OR...what about staying HOME to get their college degree?
Yes, it really can be done; especially in these days of the internet, and at a substantial cost savings. Becky Muldrow's son, Adam (co-writer), did it and this book was written as a result of their experiences. Complete with charts to record college expenses, suggested exam lists, recommended reading lists, they even offer their own services to help you through getting a degree using the Accelerated Distance Learning procedures.
They cover so much valuable information...Recommended Colleges, Accreditation, Degrees Offered, Degree process, Earning Credits, Locating Study Materials, Study Tips...and much more.
Don't only take a close look at Colleges, but take a close look at the possibility of College at home. This book might open your eyes to a great option that you had not considered before.