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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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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Community College Scholarships

Scholarships you can use toward your community college tuition fall into a couple of different categories. Fortunately, you search for and apply for them the same way you would any other scholarship. Your first step will depend on how far along you are in your education.

  • Current high school students should speak with their school’s guidance counselor as early in their application process as possible. Not only will they be able to give you advice and information you might not be aware of otherwise, but you’ll also be putting yourself on their radar. That way, you’ll be one of the first people they think of when new scholarship opportunities are announced.
  • Students returning to school – whether after spending time in the workforce, in the military, or raising a family – will do well to start by visiting the U.S. Department of Labor’s free scholarship search tool. You can search their website for opportunities based on your current education level, where you live, and a whole bunch of affiliations. (We’ll discuss these in a bit more detail in just a second.)

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Where to Score Great Back-to-School Discounts

College is expensive. And it’s not just tuition, either. Here, we’ll highlight a couple of other chances to make the most of being a student by focusing on back-to-school sales.

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Four New Online Study Resources

Studying is time consuming, but it's necessary. Luckily, there are several new online study tools that could make the process easier.

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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 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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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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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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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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What It’s Like To Be A Student Mother

Being a mother while enrolled in college can be overwhelming. With DSST, hardworking student moms can earn college credit quickly and cheaply, so they have more time and money for what matters most.

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Life Gets in the Way: Why Non-Traditional Students Aren’t Graduating

Graduation rates are lowest among non-traditional students. By combining DSST tests with traditional university courses, non-traditional students can find the time to earn a degree.

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Non-Traditional Student Wins Second Round of DSST Contest

DSST helps another non-traditional student earn credit by exam with the announcement of the second “A Penny Saved Is A Penny Learned” contest winner.

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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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