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

9 Things No One Tells You About Choosing Electives

Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Does a course about Children’s Literature sound fascinating? Or perhaps the Dog Behavior and Biology course interests you while you struggle to house train your own Spot or Fido?

One of the many benefits of college is that you have the flexibility to choose what you want to learn. Electives allow you to be picky and select classes that fulfill a general education requirement, help boost your GPA or interest you “just because.” Or they may give you the opportunity to explore new

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Taking Courses , Transfer Credits

The Secret to Earning a Second Degree

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014

By Donald S. Cucuzzella, MA
 Assistant Director
School of Applied Science and Technology

Students have frequently contacted me about pursuing a second degree, whether it is a second associates or bachelor’s degree. Perhaps they want to gain new skills and broaden their knowledge in two different fields. Other times, students are looking to make a career change and have identified that a second bachelor’s degree can help them in that goal. It’s important to assess which

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Tags: Career , Degree Programs , Transfer Credits

Credit-by-Exam: Colleges’ Best Kept Secret

Posted Tuesday, February 25, 2014

For most college students, the path to earning credit typically involves several weeks of listening to lectures, taking notes, completing assignments and passing a mid-term and final exam.

But if you could earn that credit in less time and at a fraction of the cost of taking a formal course, would you be interested? There would be no assignments to complete and no lectures or classes to attend, just an exam to pass.

Sounds like a dream come true? It’s actually a method that’s been

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Majors and Degree Programs , Transfer Credits