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8 Things That Cause College Stress (And How to Get Rid of It)

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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3 Smart Strategies to Kick Stubborn Study Habits to the Curb

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.

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8 Tips to Help You Pass a Standardized Test

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!

  1. 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. 

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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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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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Join DSST in San Francisco for AACRAO & AACC

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.

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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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DSST Exceeds 50,000 Milestone on Internet-Based Testing Platform in 2012

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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House Bill 72: A New Law for Non-Traditional Students

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.

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Bettering the Success Rates of Non-Traditional Students

UPCEA and InsideTrack recently announced a partnership initiative to conduct important research on bettering the success rates of non-traditional students and adult learners.

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Military Student Day: Helping Servicemen and Women Choose the Right College

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.

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The Technology Adjustment for Non-Traditional Students

Besides balancing family, work, and school, adult learners now face another challenge in adapting to college life as a non-traditional student: learning the ins and outs of the technology used in the classroom.

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Veteran’s Day & The Schools That Honor Vets Year-Round

Veterans day is a time to thank the brave men and women that have served and still serve our country. Many universities participated, but some military-friendly educational institutions honor these unique students year-round.

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Veteran Students: Finding Non-Traditional Methods for Making It Work

The G.I. Bill provides veterans with the financial means to go back to school, but universities are struggling to provide them with resources necessary to adjust to civilian life.

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Edward Morales: Non-Traditional Student & Our Grand Prize Winner!

DSST has chosen Edward M., a non-traditional student currently pursuing his Master’s degree, as the “A Penny Saved Is A Penny Learned” grand prize winner!

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