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Transferring College Credits Is a Lot Easier Than You Think

Although 70% of Americans will study at a four-year college, fewer than 1/3 of them will graduate - despite the fact that those without a college degree are twice as likely to be unemployed. 30% of those students will drop out after the first year. What happens to any credits that have been earned i...

Boo! 5 Truly Scary Things About College Matriculation

College matriculation is the gateway to a rewarding and better paying career. Studies have shown that a college graduate will earn $2 million more in a working lifetime than someone who only has a high school degree. That can buy a lot of Halloween candy! However, there are some pretty scary truths ...

Getting the Most Out of College Transfer Credits

Are you considering a change in college attendance? According to recent data, over one third of first-time students will transfer at least once – many several times. However, a 2014 study found that barely half of those who transferred were able to bring most of their college credits they had alread...

The Key to Finding Affordable Online Colleges

What is the number one factor you should consider when trying to identify affordable online colleges? Tuition costs? Financial aid opportunities? No, it’s transfer credit policies. These policies determine how many and what type of outside credits you can bring into your degree program. So, how do y...

5 Facts to Explain Why You Should Test Out of College

Testing out of college classes, particularly with required core courses where you might already know much of the information, makes sense for a number of reasons. Let’s look at five facts related to testing out of college, and use college algebra as a common example to put the facts in context.

Testing Out of College: CLEP Credits or Competency Based Degrees?

A Georgetown University report estimated that by 2020, 65% of all U.S. jobs will require some college education. Yet, the rising cost of a college education is daunting. Students are looking for strategies to reduce the time and money spent. Two strategies for actually testing out of college are gai...

Tests for College Credit: 3 Reasons Not to Go It Alone

Credit by exam is a great concept for those wanting to take advantage of their previous education or experience. Who wouldn’t want to just pay a fee, take a test, pass, and get college credit? Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially on your own. Let’s look at some of the things you ...

Finding the Right College that Takes the Most Transfer Credits

With more than 2,000 colleges and universities now accepting transfer credits from standardized exams (such as CLEP, DSST, and UExcel exams), it’s a great time for students to save time and money. These exams cost as little as $80. They can help students bypass college classes that cost up to 10 or ...

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