Is DSST for me?

When people hear about DSST credit-by-exam for the first time, a “Huh?” or “Really?!” often follows. Not only are they surprised that earning college credit can be so affordable and convenient, but they are delighted to learn that DSST credits are accepted by thousands of reputable colleges and universities. This is why our tests are perfect for adult students, working parents, military members, veterans, and anyone who values earning college credit on their own schedule. Truthfully, we know it can take a moment to understand that there’s no catch to our program, and that it’s not too good to be true. If you’re one of the many people wondering if DSST is right for you, we can help you figure it out with three simple numbers.

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The key to acing that career fair? SOAP!

You have your degree. You have the drive. You just need a chance. Sound familiar? Then it could be time to check out a career fair. As large and hectic as career fairs can be, it’s undeniable that they serve a purpose in connecting companies and candidates who may not have found each other otherwise. The key is treating your career fair encounters like mini interviews. To do that, we recommend memorizing one word: SOAP. Be Selective, Open-minded, Attentive, and Professional.

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Best Careers for Veterans: The Sensational Seven

Planning a civilian career after your tour of duty is over takes courage, focus, and motivation. Luckily you have all three, but there are questions. How will you fit into a workplace where it seems less is at stake and the projects seem less vital? Will potential employers be convinced that the leadership and technical skills you’ve acquired in a military setting can be adapted to the civilian world?

Most importantly, which careers are most suited to the traits you bring to the workplace: namely, mental toughness, discipline, and a powerful drive to learn? This article introduces you to careers that are particularly well suited to your experience as veteran, so please explore.

If you’re curious about how much college credit that experience is worth, start with a DSST practice test.

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The 3 Ways Veterans Can Make Their Résumé Civilian-Ready

Serving in the military can be one of the best résumé builders for a career in the private sector. But once you hang up your fatigues and start drafting your résumé, it’s crucial to know your audience. Civilians, especially those who have never served, will be looking for qualifications, skillsets, and keywords that might surprise you. Below are three big tips to keep you on track.

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Behind the Credits: Humanities

As rewarding as earning a degree is, deciding on which one to pursue can be extremely challenging. To help with that, we’re putting together a spotlight series designed to offer a quick glimpse at specific areas of study. We’re calling it “Behind the Credits,” and this edition focuses on the humanities.

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Visit Us at NACADA 2015

DSST – Credit by Exam will be exhibiting at the 39th Annual National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Conference.  Additionally, we will host a session on Advising the Military Student on Credit by Exam.  For more information, please see details below:

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Come See Us at AACRAO 2015

DSST – Credit by Exam will be exhibiting at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).  This year’s theme is “Driving Student Success Initiatives in Higher Education”. 

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Visit DSST at CCME 2015

The theme for this year’s Council of College and Military Educators – CCME Professional Development Symposium in Anaheim, California is “Innovative Pathways to Military Student Success”. 

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Is DSST for me?

When people hear about DSST credit-by-exam for the first time, a “Huh?” or “Really?!” often follows. Not only are they surprised that earning college credit can be so affordable and convenient, but they are delighted to learn that DSST credits are accepted by thousands of reputable colleges and universities. This is why our tests are perfect for adult students, working parents, military members, veterans, and anyone who values earning college credit on their own schedule. Truthfully, we know it can take a moment to understand that there’s no catch to our program, and that it’s not too good to be true. If you’re one of the many people wondering if DSST is right for you, we can help you figure it out with three simple numbers.

Continue Reading →

The key to acing that career fair? SOAP!

You have your degree. You have the drive. You just need a chance. Sound familiar? Then it could be time to check out a career fair. As large and hectic as career fairs can be, it’s undeniable that they serve a purpose in connecting companies and candidates who may not have found each other otherwise. The key is treating your career fair encounters like mini interviews. To do that, we recommend memorizing one word: SOAP. Be Selective, Open-minded, Attentive, and Professional.

Continue Reading →

Best Careers for Veterans: The Sensational Seven

Planning a civilian career after your tour of duty is over takes courage, focus, and motivation. Luckily you have all three, but there are questions. How will you fit into a workplace where it seems less is at stake and the projects seem less vital? Will potential employers be convinced that the leadership and technical skills you’ve acquired in a military setting can be adapted to the civilian world?

Most importantly, which careers are most suited to the traits you bring to the workplace: namely, mental toughness, discipline, and a powerful drive to learn? This article introduces you to careers that are particularly well suited to your experience as veteran, so please explore.

If you’re curious about how much college credit that experience is worth, start with a DSST practice test.

Continue Reading →

The 3 Ways Veterans Can Make Their Résumé Civilian-Ready

Serving in the military can be one of the best résumé builders for a career in the private sector. But once you hang up your fatigues and start drafting your résumé, it’s crucial to know your audience. Civilians, especially those who have never served, will be looking for qualifications, skillsets, and keywords that might surprise you. Below are three big tips to keep you on track.

Continue Reading →

Behind the Credits: Humanities

As rewarding as earning a degree is, deciding on which one to pursue can be extremely challenging. To help with that, we’re putting together a spotlight series designed to offer a quick glimpse at specific areas of study. We’re calling it “Behind the Credits,” and this edition focuses on the humanities.

Continue Reading →