Taking a demanding course load in high school has many benefits for the student who continually seeks out new challenges. Earning American Council on Education credits (ACE credits) before embarking on your college career will give you several advantages.
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Everyday challenges can quickly add up for a college student. With so much going on, students can easily find themselves a few credits short of graduating with not enough time to catch up. That’s where we come in.
Something is lurking just beyond the holidays: next semester. So what’s a student to do? Below are 7 tips on how to stay sharp over vacation that – we promise! – are easier than you may think.
College can definitely be stressful. Below are some of the most common stressors, plus some ideas on how to deal with them.
1. I need to keep my grades up...
You’re at college to learn. Or maybe you have a scholarship that depends on you maintaining a certain GPA. And while it’s true that not every piece of knowledge you acquire will come from a professor during a lecture, you need and want to get good grades.
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How and where you study can make a big difference between passing and failing an exam or an entire course. With all the effort being put into your degree, don’t let poor study habits affect your academic success. Here are three simple fixes to get rid of the most stubborn study habits forever.
1.Eliminate distractions by using the resources available to you.
There’s no secret formula or magic to passing a standardized test. Just take a deep breath, read through our test prep advice, and rest easy knowing that you’re doing everything you can to make sure you do well -- starting with reading these testing tips!
- Start studying. Good study habits and studying consistently – say, for an hour a day over the course of several weeks – is much more effective than cramming for a test the night before.
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.
Upcoming conferences! Join DSST in San Francisco for the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ (AACRAO) 99th Annual Meeting April 14-17, 2013 as well as for the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) 93rd Annual Convention April 20-23, 2013.
The DSST program has surpassed 57,000 exams this calendar year. This is the first time the program has reached the 50,000 test milestone since moving to Internet-based Testing (IBT), in 2006. Active duty military, veterans and non-military college students benefit from DSST exams on IBT.
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.
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.
House Bill 72, recently presented by Colorado lawmakers, seeks to allow non-traditional students to earn college credit for life experiences such as work or time served in the military.
UPCEA and InsideTrack recently announced a partnership initiative to conduct important research on bettering the success rates of non-traditional students and adult learners.
Because military students have unique needs, choosing the right college to attend can be challenging. CollegeWeekLive’s 2011 Military Student Day aims to make this process as easy as possible.