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College Entrance Exams: What You Need to Do before Admission

Every school has different admission requirements, so make sure you understand which college entrance exams are necessary. Some of these tests charge a fee.

Five Steps to Get Ready for Your Prior Learning Assessment

In 2011, APUS successfully launched a portfolio-based prior learning assessment (PLA) program. Here are five steps to help you prepare for PLA.

The Advantages of the Prior Learning Assessment and How It Benefits You

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a way in which you can receive academic credit for learning that has taken place outside of the traditional classroom.

There's No Such Thing as a 'Hack' When It Comes to Education or Success

The sooner we understand that shortcuts and “hacks” do not really exist in education, the quicker we make our education meaningful and enjoyable.

Maintaining a Balance between Your Education and Work Is Difficult, but Doable

No one can say the balance of work and school is easy. With planning and effort, you can accomplish all of the school and work goals you set for yourself.

Course Progression: Understanding Your Academic Plan and Program Requirements

While course progression varies for each student and depends on the program you pursue, a talk with your Academic Advisor is beneficial.

Essential Facts to Know about FSA Loans

With some financial literacy and effort, you can avoid less-than-ideal debt circumstances, especially when you borrow money for FSA loans.

Student Profile: Maintaining Computer Security and Blocking Evolving Cybersecurity Threats

The threats we see today will evolve. As they change, cybersecurity specialists will have to develop their skillset to keep up with the changing cybersecurity landscape.