Taking Your First DSST Exam? Here’s What to Expect

According to research from Student Loan Hero, the average 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, a six percent increase from 2015.

One way to save money on tuition is by taking DSST exams to earn college credit using knowledge you’ve acquired outside of a traditional classroom. “It is a great time-saver in that students may be able to enroll in advanced classes, rather than entry classes, and therefore they may graduate sooner,” said Mary E. Maggard, SPHR, Manager of Assessment and Testing, Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

If you’re about to take your first exam to earn college credit, here’s some advice from the experts at DSST. 

Continue Reading →

How to Apply Your Military Training to a Civilian Career

The U.S. Military is known for creating leaders. While it’s possible to spend an entire career in the service, those who make the transition to civilian life do so armed with impeccable training and in-demand skills that employers crave. So, how do you apply your military training for success in a civilian career? 

Continue Reading →

How to Earn a Living Doing What you Love

Job satisfaction in the U.S. is at its highest level in 10 years. According to the 2016 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement study conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), 88 percent of U.S. employees are satisfied with their current job.

How can you join these ranks of satisfied workers—and even surpass them—to earn a living doing what you love? Here are some ways to get started.

Continue Reading →

Transferring from Community College

College is expensive. That’s a given. But there are ways to save money and still get all the learning and credits you need to get started on the career path of your choice. One of the most popular ways to handle the inevitable expense is to begin your education at a community college where you can take the required general education classes at a lower cost.

But this method of planning your education does take some preparation on your part. Credits don’t automatically transfer to any college of your choosing. Read on to ensure that you’re not only making the right choices, but also asking all the right questions.

Continue Reading →

 

Visit DSST at NCTA’s Annual Conference

Once again, DSST will be front and center at the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Annual Conference, taking place August 1 - 4 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. DSST will host a workshop on Wednesday, August 1 from 2-2:45pm and will be present at the Exhibitor's Fair on Friday, August 3.

Continue Reading →

DSST at The DoD Worldwide Education Symposium

The DSST program is heading to Las Vegas for the DoD Worldwide Education Symposium 2012. Attendees to the show are invited to visit DSST during the exhibition part of the show (Monday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 25) at booth number 232. In addition to stopping by the booth, attendees are encouraged to be present at the DSST information session: “DANTES Exams Program Update” on July 25, from 9:45 – 10:45am.

Continue Reading →

DSST Hits the Road!

Springtime marks the beginning of the DSST event schedule! With exhibit booths planned for five events through the end of the year, DSST is traveling the country to spend time face to face with college advisors and administrators, specially those who look at prior learning assessment, military-friendly programs and credit for experiential learning.

Continue Reading →

Save $10 on Any DSST Internet Exam

DSST exams taken on the Internet are $10 off the usual low price, making them even more affordable. The promotion, which has been extended through May 31, 2012, will allow you to take any of the 38 Internet-based DSST exam titles offered for the low cost of $70.

Continue Reading →

 

Taking Your First DSST Exam? Here’s What to Expect

According to research from Student Loan Hero, the average 2016 college graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, a six percent increase from 2015.

One way to save money on tuition is by taking DSST exams to earn college credit using knowledge you’ve acquired outside of a traditional classroom. “It is a great time-saver in that students may be able to enroll in advanced classes, rather than entry classes, and therefore they may graduate sooner,” said Mary E. Maggard, SPHR, Manager of Assessment and Testing, Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

If you’re about to take your first exam to earn college credit, here’s some advice from the experts at DSST. 

Continue Reading →

How to Apply Your Military Training to a Civilian Career

The U.S. Military is known for creating leaders. While it’s possible to spend an entire career in the service, those who make the transition to civilian life do so armed with impeccable training and in-demand skills that employers crave. So, how do you apply your military training for success in a civilian career? 

Continue Reading →

How to Earn a Living Doing What you Love

Job satisfaction in the U.S. is at its highest level in 10 years. According to the 2016 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement study conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), 88 percent of U.S. employees are satisfied with their current job.

How can you join these ranks of satisfied workers—and even surpass them—to earn a living doing what you love? Here are some ways to get started.

Continue Reading →

Transferring from Community College

College is expensive. That’s a given. But there are ways to save money and still get all the learning and credits you need to get started on the career path of your choice. One of the most popular ways to handle the inevitable expense is to begin your education at a community college where you can take the required general education classes at a lower cost.

But this method of planning your education does take some preparation on your part. Credits don’t automatically transfer to any college of your choosing. Read on to ensure that you’re not only making the right choices, but also asking all the right questions.

Continue Reading →