10 Signs You Have More College-Level Knowledge Than You Think

Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Are you consulted as an expert in your industry? Are you a respected hobbyist in a specific field? Or is your resume just full of skills, expertise and experiences? If so, you may be able to translate that knowledge into college credit.

All too often, students think that only the courses they take sitting in a classroom will transfer as college credit. However, transfer credit can include professional licenses and certifications, military training and professional training. You can also earn credit

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Going Back to College , Military and Veterans , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Student Services , Transfer Credits

Beginner’s Guide: 7 Essential Ways to Transfer College Credit

Posted Thursday, September 04, 2014

If you could finish your degree in half the time – without sacrificing work and family commitments - would you be interested?

Transferring credit is the secret to finishing your degree on time, or even earlier than expected. Applied to your degree program from previously earned credit, transfer credits may come from community colleges and other 4-year institutions you attended, military training you completed, current licenses and certifications you already hold as part of your profession, and

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Earning College Credit , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Transfer Credits

How to Prepare for a DSST Exam in 8 Easy Steps

Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014

By DSST Credit by Exam Program

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to take a DSST exam, a test that will help you advance your college education without breaking the bank on tuition costs. Now that you’ve taken the leap you’re probably wondering…how do I get started? Do not fear! This quick step-by-step guide will help you prepare in no time!

                                   

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Study Tips

7 Credit-by-Exam Myths BUSTED

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Even though credit-by-exams programs like TECEP®, CLEP and DSST have been around for years, students still have many misconceptions about them.  All I have to do is read the textbook and I’ll pass the exam, they say. I already know everything about the subject so I don’t have to study, they claim. 

But, for most students, these statements couldn’t be further from the truth. Just like any other test, credit-by-exam programs require preparation, including a study plan to

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Study Tips

Scared of Math? 5 Considerations to Overcome Math Anxiety

Posted Thursday, April 03, 2014

By Todd Siben, Assistant Director
Prior Learning/Portfolio Assessment

Concerned about the math requirements in your degree? Perhaps it’s been 20 years - or more - since you studied math. Depending on your degree program, fulfilling your math requirement may not be as difficult as you think.


Consider Fit
First consider the degree you have chosen and the math requirement for that degree. Ask yourself, "Have I chosen a degree appropriate for my own ability?" For example, since

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Majors and Degree Programs , Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Taking Courses