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A Complete Guide to AP Exams

So you’ve signed up for an Advanced Placement (AP) class. At the end of your school year, you’ll be tasked with taking an AP exam. Doing well on this test can help you get credit for your college education and give you a head start on your degree. Use this complete guide to AP exams …
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When Do AP Exam Scores Come Out?

AP tests are regularly scheduled over a 2 week period in May. Students can expect to see their AP exam scores early to mid July. Testers can view results through the My AP Account on the College Board. Students who don’t see their test results by September 1st should contact the AP services for students. …
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How Long Are AP Exams?

Most AP exams are between two and three hours long, but the exact length of the test depends on the subject. Many of the tests are closer to three hours than two, and every AP exam has a break in the middle. Here’s what you need to know about the length of AP exams, their …
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Can You Retake an AP Exam?

Yes, you can retake an AP exam. However, AP exams are only held in May, which means you will have to wait a year to retake the test. But should you? Here are some things you need to know about AP test scores, college credit, and retaking the exam. How are AP Exams Scored? AP …
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A Guide to Coursera

From Khan Academy to Udemy, there are plenty of online resources for learning. One that should be on your radar is Coursera. It’s a website that offers online courses on a wide range of subjects. Here’s what you can expect when using the tool. What is Coursera? Coursera is an online marketplace for virtual courses …
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10 Hardest College Majors

Choosing a major is a big decision! It can impact your career choices in the years to come, and careful consideration should be given to this selection. And when it comes to majors, some are generally deemed harder than others. When choosing your ideal major, you should give careful consideration to your own strengths and …
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What is Community College?

Community colleges are institutions of higher learning that offer associate’s degrees and technical certificates. Some community colleges offer bachelor’s degrees in select subjects. They tend to be less expensive compared to 4-year institutions and can help students save thousands of dollars in tuition and fees. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect at a …
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How To Get Into Top Rated Stanford University

Stanford University is regularly named a top school in the United States. Getting in can be tough! In the recent application cycle, Stanford only accepted 3.7% of applicants. Understanding how to get into Stanford University could give your application the boost it needs to see a coveted application letter in your email or mailbox. Below, …

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