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4 Steps to Dealing with Holiday Distractions

The shopping. The decorating. The parties. The carolers.  Along with the holidays comes a ton of fun and a little chaos. But if you’re a student coming up on the end of your semester, the endless cheer might feel more like one giant, tinsel-covered distraction. For those aiming to have a productive December, we’ve gathered a few tips to help minimize the distractions.

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DSST Spotlight: UMUC

At DSST, our nationally recognized testing program allows students to earn college credit for learning acquired outside the classroom. That’s why we pride ourselves on the relationships we hold with established colleges and universities across the country. It’s about the shared approach of empowering all types of students to reach their academic goals efficiently, effectively, and affordably.

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Focusing After Failing

So you failed a test. Congratulations! In failing, you’ve joined the ranks of nearly everyone else on Planet Earth, including some of the brightest minds out there. There are countless quotes, stories, and books and dedicated to lessons learned and progress made because of failure. How we try, fail, and try again defines each of us. So embrace it, learn from it, and let us help you get it right next time. 

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Uncommon Uses for 3 Common Degrees

As another school year approaches, you may find yourself wondering how certain degrees are utilized in the real world. The truth is, every degree offers a surprising amount of flexibility. No matter how focused your track is, you probably have more choices than you realize. Once you know what’s out there, you can pursue what interests you. To help with that, we’ve chosen three of our more traditional test topics and explored how unique their career paths can be.

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In-State Tuition for Military Personnel

Many states are passing legislation to grant military members and veterans the right to in-state tuition wherever they enroll. Learn which states, and what you need to know about in-state tuition for military personnel.

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5 Ways to Make Studying Fun

There are many ways to make studying fun. Try these ideas from DSST for a more exciting study experience.

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3 Lessons to Take Away from SXSWedu

DSST shares the three most important things from SXSWedu that non-traditional students should know about.

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The FAFSA - What You Need to Know

Even if you think you have enough money to cover your educational expenses, there are still two main reasons for nontraditional students to fill out the FAFSA.

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When It Pays To Be A Student

Learn about generous student discounts from major technology brands that make it easier to manage education costs as a non-traditional student.

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Top Twitter Accounts For Students to Follow

With new information indicating that Twitter can help students perform better in the classroom, DSST lists the top Twitter accounts that students should be following.

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How to Stick to Your 2013 Education Resolutions

Tips from DSST on setting education resolutions for 2013 that you can really stick to.

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3 Steps to Stay Focused In The Age Of Distraction

Nontraditional students have to work especially hard to stay focused while doing homework or studying. DSST shares their top tips for avoiding the lure of distractions and getting work done efficiently.

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Top Holiday Gifts for Students

What do nontraditional students really want - and need - for the holidays? Read on for DSST’s top holiday gift ideas for the adult learners in your life.

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3 Ways To Get Ahead During Thanksgiving Break

Suggestions from DSST on how to keep your brain sharp over Thanksgiving break and finish the semester with a bang.

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4 Myths About College You May Be Falling For

DSST debunks common myths about attending college as a non-traditional student.

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Motivation for Mid-Semester

As the middle of the semester approaches, these motivational quotes will give you the push you need to keep on studying and finish the semester with a bang.

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Advice from DSST Test Takers

Get advice on the DSST credit by exam tests from first hand test takers.

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College Credit By Examination: Is it For You?

Credit by examination programs allow students the opportunity to earn credits towards their undergraduate degree by taking a test. DSST (formerly known as the DANTES exam) and CLEP are two of the most well known options for credit by examination.

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Introducing New DSST Practice Exams

With the release of three new DSST online practice exams, more students can better prepare for Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet, Organizational Behavior, and The Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Helping Middle-Aged Veterans Go Back to School

The new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) provides monthly stipends to older veteran students returning to the classroom to help them cover education costs and finally earn their college degree.

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Introducing the New Flexible Degree

Like DSST, the new flexible degree program at the University of Wisconsin seeks to make it faster, easier, and cheaper for non-traditional students to earn their college degree.

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Back to the Books: A Profile of Non-Traditional Students

Non-traditional students are on target to overtake the majority - thereby becoming the new traditional students. This graphical view of today's returning student offers insight into how this unique group is shaking things up in education.

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Veteran Students Unite

After noticing a gap in the campus services available for student veterans, staff sergeant Blake Schroedter decided to start a program that would help more students like himself better readjust to civilian life.

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The Facts on Single Parent Students

New research shows that student parents, who make up 12% of those enrolled in college, accumulate more debt than students without children. Fortunately DSST provides a cost-effective solution for these non-traditional students.

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Finding Educational Opportunity

Mohawk Valley Community College announced the opening of an Educational Opportunity Center in downtown Utica to combat a percentage of adults with a college degree that is 10% behind the New York State average.

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Baby Boomers Go Back to School

Many baby boomers in the country are choosing to return to the classroom later in life in an effort to earn a degree and secure a job, usually after being laid off due to closures or downsizing.

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The Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently released the Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions, an interactive online tool that outlines best practices, including counseling services, faculty training, and on-campus centers.

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The Benefits of Balancing It All

New information from the Apollo Research Institute indicates that non-traditional students who must balance both school and work at the same time earn a higher return on their education investment compared to traditional full-time students.

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Earning Credits Before College

Many high school students feel unprepared to enter college. That’s why more and more high schoolers are opting to start earning credit prior to Freshman year through AP classes, IB courses, and DSST exams.

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Return to Learn: Universities Offer Unique Programs to Help Non-Traditional Students

With 40% of the school’s student body consisting of non-traditional students, MSU-Billings - an institution that delivers DSST exams - developed a unique seminar to help adult learners readjust to college life.

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