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4 Interesting Educational Trends

Education trends are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the time. We’ve seen marked shifts in education trends over the past twenty to thirty years. As we enter 2023, it’s interesting to take a look at current trends in education and how they came about.  4 Current Education Trends   1. Focus On Soft Skills  …
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What is the Difference Between Fall and Spring Semester?

When looking at a college calendar, you likely will notice that they have Fall Semester and Spring Semester start and end dates. But what are the differences between these two periods of time, and how does it affect your college education? We’ll run through the differences between the fall and spring semesters so you can …
Transferring colleges can be stressful. Here are some myths that we can disprove
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5 Reasons Students Transfer Colleges?

While many college students start and graduate from the same college or university, this isn’t the case for all! Some students have reasons to transfer colleges at certain points in their education. Some factors, like, they may find the college isn’t for them, their finances or changed, or transferring was always a part of their …
There are a few ways to save money on college textbooks
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10 Places Where to Sell Used Textbooks

You did it! You have finally made it to the end of the semester and it’s time to purge all your unwanted things from your courses. After spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks for this semester, don’t just throw away that money! Did you know you could sell your used textbooks to make some of …
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10 Christmas Gifts Every College Student Wants

It’s that time of year when college students get to send their wishlists off to family members and hope to receive Christmas gifts that make their college experience better. If the college student in your life has yet to give you the list and you’re scrambling to find the right gifts for them, we’re here …
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5 Great Tips for Time Management

As a college student, it can sometimes feel like managing your time is impossible. There is so much freedom that comes with going off to college, but your time management skills may suffer because of it. In high school and when you live at home, you have teachers and parents on your case asking you …
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10 Interesting Celebrity SAT Scores

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a standardized test that high school students must take before applying to colleges. It’s hosted by the College Board and thousands of students take it each year before attending a community college or university. Have you ever wondered about famous people’s SAT scores? In a way, they’re just like …
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Hidden Gems Colleges: An Interview with Bill Staib

Every year, College Raptor releases a list of “Hidden Gems” College Rankings (in addition to the “Best Colleges” Rankings. We had some time to chat with College Raptor’s President and CEO William Staib about: Why College Raptor is important to him personally What “Hidden Gems” Colleges are How College Raptor users can use these lists …