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July 28, 2014

What is an A.A.S. Degree?

photo of woman with an A.A.S. degree in Horticulture and Landscape Technologies admiring a bouquet she designed.

Another acronym, right? Yes—but we’re going to break it down so you know what it means to you! It is one of four degree types offered at a community college – and one of the most popular. It stands for an Associate of Applied Science degree. Now let’s break it down. Associate: 2-year degree An […]

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September 26, 2012

A.A. vs. A.S vs. A.A.S: What Associate Degree Should I Get?

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A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.G.S…talk about a lot of acronyms! What do they all mean? Hopefully this will help you break it down. In most cases, it’s easy peasy: if it’s got 2 letters, it’s a transfer degree. If it’s got 3 letters, it’s a technical degree. Basically, we separate it into those two tracks. I […]

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August 10, 2011

How do I let Sarah (or Johnny) go to college?

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Your child is going to college! Since birth, this is what you’ve been preparing her for – becoming an independent adult who is ready to leave the nest. I have a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old. At every stage of parenting I ask other parents, “Is this next stage easier?” I often get the same response […]

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