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. Spring is the perfect time for college students or learners to evaluate their transcripts, figure out where they may have credit gaps, and fill those gaps with a fast, affordable DSST exam. Taking one or more DSST exams may get learners that much closer to earning that college degree!

Our event calendar kicks off with an appearance at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) conference in Philadelphia, PA.  The theme of the show, “Investing in the Future of Higher Education,” fits perfectly with the mission of the DSST program – which is to make learning easy, affordable, accessible and flexible for all.

Come summer time we’ll be heading first to Las Vegas for the Department of Defense (DoD) Worldwide Education Symposium. The theme for the DoD Symposium is: “Educating the Force - Joint Effort, Joint Success” and will explore strategies to effectively deliver voluntary education programs that enhance the service member's capacity to serve while enabling them to improve their quality of life. A perfect match for DSST and the advantage that it provides to veterans and active military!

A few days later we’re on to Minneapolis and the National College Testing Association (NCTA) show. You can become an advocate for your school to accept DSST so that you or your students earn credit for what they already know!

Back-to-school season will kick off for DSST with the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference in Nashville, which will provide an ideal opportunity for school advisors of all kinds to learn about the benefits that DSST can bring to their institutions and students. Fittingly, the theme is: “Empowering Students to Write Their Own Songs of Success.” We encourage all advisors to come by to learn how DSST can help on this mission!

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) show in Washington, D.C is next. “Open Doors and Unlock Opportunities,” the CAEL 2012 International Conference, will take place in November, and DSST will be there to communicate exactly how we help students and learners to do just that.

With shows scattered in multiple cities around the U.S. planned for the next few months, there is plenty of opportunity to take a moment to learn more about how DSST can speed up the path to a degree in an affordable and convenient way. We hope to see you on the road!

Schedule at a glance – Come See Us!

AACRAO Annual Meeting                              April 1 - 3, 2012                                 Philadelphia, PA
DoD Worldwide Symposium                        July 23 - 27, 2012                              Las Vegas, NV
NCTA Conference                                               August 1 – 4, 2012                            Minneapolis, MN
NACADA Annual Conference                      October 4 – 7, 2012                          Nashville, TN
CAEL International Conference                   November 7 -9, 2012                      Washington, D.C.

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