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College Raptor: Your One-Stop Shop for College Planning

Thinking about college and not sure how to get there? Where will you go? How will you pay for it? College Raptor has you covered. We offer a wealth of college planning tools, resources, and information that will make college planning a breeze. We know it can feel like a lot to go through and …
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College Care Package 101

Sending a college care package is a nice way to support your loved ones during their busy college days—especially if they’re still adjusting to being on their own. But what do you include in care packages for college students? We’ve collected some college care package ideas and packing tips to help you brighten any college …
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Colleges in Washington DC

If you’re not quite sure about where you want to go to school yet, you might just want to consider our nation’s capital: Washington DC. This area has plenty to offer curious students who are looking to be constantly learning and having fun. DC is also home to some of the best colleges in the …
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10 Unique Winter Campus Activities

Winter on campus is often associated with chilly weather and cozy study sessions, but why not spice things up with unique winter activities that go beyond the ordinary? As the temperatures drop, many campuses transform into winter wonderlands, offering a range of distinctive and enjoyable activities to make the most of the season. In this …
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Trimester vs Semester: What’s the Difference?

‘Trimester’ vs ‘semester’ are terms that describe different teaching or curricular periods in an academic year. The semester system divides the academic calendar into two terms of 15 weeks each. The trimester system divides the academic calendar into three terms and the length varies by institution. Neither one is universally better than the other – …
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10 Fun Things To Do in December

Spice up your December with this list of fun things to do in the winter. We’ve rounded up activities for all to enjoy this season. December is a time filled with holidays and cozy cheer. No matter where you are, in a cold or warm climate, you can bring on all the comfy feels with …
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What To Expect When Your Kids Come Home From College

There’s nothing quite like the joy of having your kids back home after their time away at college! As a parent, you’ve likely been counting down the days until their return, imagining all the quality time and shared experiences you’ll have together. As you both evolve as humans, so does your relationship. It can feel …
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20 Holiday Gifts for Students to Get Their Parents

Getting your parents gifts for the holidays is a perfect way to show your appreciation and share cheer. However, figuring out what to get your parents can be very difficult, which is why we created this guide for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanza) gifts for parents from students. At no extra cost to you, College …