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Death to Distraction: How to Create the Perfect Study Space

Odds are that your results on that next big test (perhaps an affordable DSST credit-by-exam test) come down to how well you study for it. And how well you study often comes down to your study space. The good news: there’s really only one thing you need to eliminate in order to create the perfect place to hit the books. The bad news: that one thing is distraction, and it comes in many mischievous forms. Let’s examine the worst offenders, and discuss how to eliminate them once and for all.

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Behind the Credits: Finance

As rewarding as earning a degree is, deciding on which one to pursue can be tricky. To help with that, we’ve put together a spotlight series designed to offer a quick glimpse at specific areas of study. We’re calling it “Behind the Credits,” and this edition focuses on the field of finance.

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YouTube. The Ultimate Learning Hack.

Maybe you started a family. Maybe all your attention has been going toward your current career path. Maybe you’ve been immersed in your military service. For whatever reason, life got in the way of fully pursuing a field that interests you. If you’re looking to finally earn college credit for the knowledge you already have, DSST is the best way to do it. And if you need a quick refresher on any of that course material, we’ve pulled together some of the best YouTube education channels.

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Is DSST for me?

When people hear about DSST credit-by-exam for the first time, a “Huh?” or “Really?!” often follows. Not only are they surprised that earning college credit can be so affordable and convenient, but they are delighted to learn that DSST credits are accepted by thousands of reputable colleges and universities. This is why our tests are perfect for adult students, working parents, military members, veterans, and anyone who values earning college credit on their own schedule. Truthfully, we know it can take a moment to understand that there’s no catch to our program, and that it’s not too good to be true. If you’re one of the many people wondering if DSST is right for you, we can help you figure it out with three simple numbers.

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The 6 Keys to Transferring College Credits

A 2014 study by David B. Monaghan and Paul Attewell at City University of New York provided some interesting stats on transferring college credits:

-14% of community college transfer students were able to transfer 10% or less of their credits to a four-year college.

-28% were able to transfer between 11% and 90% of their credits.

-58% were able to transfer 90% or more of their credits.

We put together the following six tips to help you fall into the last group, with the hope of being able to transfer 100% of your credits!

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DSST’S 17 Reasons to Save $17 in 2017

In the spirit of turning a new leaf, DSST is offering a $17 discount on any test through January 31, 2017. If that’s not enough to convince you to earn college credit for the knowledge you already have, perhaps our list of 17 reasons will.

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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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14 Tips to Finding A Great Online Degree Program

All online degree programs are not created equal. The technology is still pretty new, and each delivers education in a slightly different way. Are you looking for an online degree program?

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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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How to Study When You’re On the Go

Your exam date is approaching and you feel a rush of panic come over you. You know you are neither prepared nor ready to take the test. What should you do? Cramming for an exam over a short period of time can be detrimental to your performance. Although you may feel like you are learning a lot of information, your brain has no real time to process it all, resulting in a decreased ability to recall information during a timed test. Instead of subjecting yourself to this tactic, try to maximize small down times in your day by quizzing yourself. Here’s how you can study quickly while you’re on the go.

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The Sequester & Your Tuition

Learn how the Sequester is impacting tuition assistance for active military, and how DSST exams remain funded by DANTES.

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Top Tips for Students to De-Stress

The life of a non-traditional student can be quite hectic. These top tips from DSST will help you de-stress, re-focus, and re-energize quickly!

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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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DSST Provides Faster Path to Higher Pay, Lower Unemployment

U.S. workers earn $16,000 more per year with Bachelor's degrees over High School diplomas; unemployment drops to 4.9 percent with Bachelor's degree, 9.4 percent without. DSST exams help students earn college degrees faster and help workers win jobs sooner and with higher pay.

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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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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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Earn College Credit for Life Experience With DSST

DSST tests allow non-traditional students to earn college credit by exam for their valuable life experiences.

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A Statistical Argument for Going Back to School

In a recent report issued by Georgetown University, analysts provide insight as to just how much you stand to benefit by having a college degree.

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