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. 

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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? 

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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.

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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.

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Visit DSST at CCME 2013

Are you one of the 1,000 attendees expected at this year’s Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) 2013 Annual Symposium?  Come visit representatives from the DSST program at booth number 203 any time from February 25 to 28, 2013.

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DSST at the CAEL 2012 Conference

Prometric and the DSST program are proud to announce our participation in the CAEL 2012 International Conference. DSST will participate as a conference exhibitor and will give away a prize to one lucky booth visitor.

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Prometric PCI Compliance

Prometric is fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  All candidate data and payment information is contained in secure database systems and protected by a digital certificate provider. Encryption technology such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is used to prevent unauthorized access to data.

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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 →