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How Many Credits are Needed to Graduate College?

For most degrees, you generally need 120 credits to graduate college. However, the exact number can vary from school to school and degree to degree, and how you make those 120 credits will definitely depend on the college you’re attending. Here’s what you need to know about credits and graduating college. How Many Credits are …
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Do College Rankings Matter?

How many articles have you seen that list out the top 5, 10, 50 colleges in the United States? There are a lot of opinions out there about what makes a college “the best,” but you might not want to sleep on rankings. Here’s why they’re actually important and what goes into making them. Do …
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Searching for Online Colleges

Do you want to stay home and attend school online? It’s entirely possible! Plenty of colleges now offer classes online – and some are entirely over the internet, too. Here are some tips on what you should look for in an online college and some of the best virtual schools available to students. Should You …
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What Are Charter and Magnet Schools?

Charter and magnet schools have become the focus of much debate in the US this past year. Most people know that both of these are alternatives to traditional public schools or expensive private schools. The problem that many have however is understanding what the differences are between the two. Also, how are they different from …
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What Are Credit Hours In College?

At the most basic level, credit hours in college refer to how many credits you’ll receive towards your degree if you complete the course and to the number of hours you spend in your college classroom per week. The number of credits you need per semester depends on whether you’re a part time or full …
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Is College Worth It? 7 Good Reasons Why

For some students, applying to college after high school is a natural next step. But many others wonder, “Is college worth it?” It’s a valid question. The cost of college keeps increasing every year making it out of reach for the average American family. The growing student loan debt is a major concern across the …
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How Can I Research Colleges Near Me?

One important factor to consider when searching for your college choices is do you want to go to school in another state, somewhere nearby, or somewhere in between? If you decide to go to college near your hometown, you’ll definitely want to search for “colleges near me.” Here are some tips to find and research …
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Should I Attend Community College First?

Most community colleges are two-year institutions. There are many reasons that attending community college for two years and then transferring to a 4-year university is a good idea. However, there may be a few circumstances in which choosing this path may not be beneficial for you. Understanding the benefits and downsides of attending community college …
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What Makes a Good College Fit?

One phrase you’ll see a lot of while searching for colleges is “good fit.” For example: “You want a school that’s a good fit for you.” “A good fit is more important than a brand name school.” But what exactly makes a “good fit?” What should you be looking for? Academic Match College is first …