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The Psychology of Self-Teaching: Why Testing Out Makes You A Dream Hire

Being an academic superstar is great, but the unemployment line is full of straight A students who couldn’t hack it on the job. The skills that served them well in school -- following directions, writing papers, sitting still -- were not enough for the new game being played around them.

After years of paying attention to things that don’t predict extraordinary performance, Google has finally identified what does. Not coincidentally, they are the same entrepreneurial traits students develop by taking a self-taught, exam-based path to graduation.

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Top 10 Brain Foods to Help You Perform Your Best

These 10 foods are scientifically proven brain-boosters. Adding these to your diet in the days and weeks leading up to a test may just help you perform at your very best.

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College Scholarships You Never Knew Existed

There are many scholarships that most students don’t even know exist. Here are 10 unique college scholarships worth looking into.

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Avoid Student Loan Debt with College Grants and Scholarships

Student loans aren’t the only way to pay for college. In addition to Federal Student Aid, there are scholarships and grants students can apply for.

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Supporting Student Vets

Air Force student veteran Kiersten Downs biked 3,800 miles to raise money in support of student veterans around the country.

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3 Things You Should Know About New Student Loans

How will student loan interest rates be affected by Congress’ newly passed legislation? Here are the top three things you need to know.

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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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Tools for Different Learning Styles

Learn and study better with these tools designed to help students with different learning styles.

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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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Top 4 Apps For Adult Learners

Today’s technology provides an arsenal of digital apps perfectly suited to help busy non-traditional students. DSST shares their top 4.

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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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