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Taking the SAT tomorrow?

Check out these test-taking tips from The College Board -- like use your test booklet as scrap paper to make notes: http://ow.ly/J67h304JAfz
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Don't forget! If you haven't submitted your Gainful Employment data to NSLDS, the deadline is tomorrow, Oct. 1, for award year 2015-16!

Learn more about the National Student Clearinghouse's free Gainful Employment Reporting service: http://ow.ly/qWa6304IL5o
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Did you know? Some college/state financial aid is first come, first served.

Get ready to fill out your FAFSA starting this Saturday, Oct. 1! http://ow.ly/BlHp304H25T (via the U.S. Department of Education)
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National Student Clearinghouse CEO Rick Torres on digital credentials: "With increased portability comes great opportunity to increase global mobility, but there need to be standards to establish global comparability.... If I get an associate’s degree or a certificate in the United States, what is that comparable to in France?"

Read more of his Q&A with The EvoLLLution at: http://ow.ly/69L0304EHK9
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Register now! This Thursday, Sept. 29, Research Center Director Afet Dundar will share the latest student mobility data and what it reveals about transfer students' needs.

Sign up for this WICHE Interstate Passport webinar at: http://ow.ly/Rhg9304BT12
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Nearly half of students enrolled in higher education today are so-called "non-traditional" students who are older, working, and have a family -- or all three: http://ow.ly/pugL304zDSx (via NPR)
The massive growth in the adult student population in America's colleges and universities — one quarter of all college students are over the age of 30 — is changing the higher ed landscape.
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"The definition of student success can and should be interpreted more broadly than simply receiving a degree."

National Student Clearinghouse Chief of Staff Roberta Hyland talks about the value of credentials: http://ow.ly/Y4vq304IRd3 (via The EvoLLLution)
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Learn how apprenticeships -- in which employers pay students' tuition -- help fill job openings with skilled workers while reducing the country's massive student debt: http://ow.ly/lOLI304H5sl (via The Hechinger Report)
LONDON — Priya Kaur figures she gave college a fair chance to teach her the skills she needed to become an information technology specialist. But just four months in, she was frustrated by what she calls the lack of useful knowledge in her “generic” classes. England’s apprenticeship system allowed the now 18-year-old London native to …
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Executive Research Director Doug Shapiro of the National Student Clearinghouse explains why traditional time frames and pathways don't work for many college students today: http://ow.ly/ATAN304GDOc
College students earns a bachelor’s degree in five to six years on average, according to a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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In 10 years, "The issue will not be on the production side when it comes to digital credentials, the issue is going to be more on the adoption side—whether folks see enough benefit in the disruption of credentialing to accept digital credentials."

Hear more from National Student Clearinghouse President & CEO Rick Torres on the future of digital credentials: http://ow.ly/EOdW304Ecm2 (via The EvoLLLution )
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Want to hear the latest updates on our student veterans compliance reporting project? Don't miss National Student Clearinghouse CIO Doug Falk's session, 3:15-4pm today at the
Consortium of Michigan Veteran Educators Conference: http://ow.ly/bGc0304zxXd

Learn more about our Veterans Compliance Reporting Re-Engineering Project at: http://ow.ly/Mszo304zzX8
<h1 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #244061;">Welcome to the CMVE 4th Annual Conference: Collaboration, Connection, Community: Critical Elements to Student Veteran Success</span> </h1>
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Reminder: For those of you who still need to submit your Gainful Employment program data to NSLDS, the deadline is Oct. 1 for the award year 2015-16! http://ow.ly/YSgr304zpod
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Serving the education community by facilitating the exchange and understanding of student enrollment, performance and related information.
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Formed in 1993, the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse is the nation's trusted source and leading provider of education verifications, electronic education record exchanges, and student outcomes research. We partner with more than 3,600 higher education institutions, which represent over 98 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.

Through our Research Center, the Clearinghouse provides accurate information and research studies to education leaders on how student pathways are evolving so they can better understand and address their students’ needs and help them achieve successful outcomes.