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What Is A Doctoral Degree?

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A doctoral degree, also known as a doctorate, is the highest academic degree you can earn in the US. Completing a doctoral degree indicates that you have achieved a specialized level of authority in your field. You will earn the title of ‘Doctor’ on completing this degree. (Therefore, not everyone with the title of Doctor …

Myths About Having A 4.0 GPA

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How important is it to get a 4.0 GPA? Ask a class of high school students this question and you’ll be surprised at the varied answers you’ll get. Many students are under the notion that their GPA is the only thing that matters for admissions and scholarships. Only very few students understand the role GPA …

What Is An Associate’s Degree?

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An associate’s degree is a 2-year degree that you can complete after secondary school. Associate degree programs aim to offer students a faster, less expensive path of study. On completing the program, you will have gained the basic knowledge necessary for certain employment opportunities. Additionally, you could also transfer to a 4-year college an earn …

5 Items for Summer College Prep High School Students Need

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At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  Are you heading to college in the next year or two? Summer is the perfect opportunity to start planning ahead and getting ready for SAT and ACT, college applications, scholarship applications, and more. These five items …

Where To Take A SAT / ACT Sample Test

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Using practice books, attending review sessions, hiring a tutor, and looking up practice questions are all great ways to study for the ACT / SAT. However, answering questions and taking the actual test are two different beasts. One thing you should absolutely try while prepping is taking a SAT or ACT sample test. A practice test …

What Is An Average GPA in America?

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A student’s grade point average is the culmination of their grades and hard work in their high school classes. What’s more, the GPA is an important element in a student’s college application. With so much hype and conversations around GPA, you may be wondering what the average GPA is in America.  America’s Average GPA According …

How to Pick the Best SAT / ACT Dates for You

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Is it time to start seriously thinking about your SAT or ACT? One thing you’ll want to remember to do is to give real thought to your SAT or ACT dates. It can be done easily through the College Board or ACT websites, but you want to be sure you pick the right date for …

What You Need to Know About the New SAT “Adversity Score”

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When it comes to the ACT and SAT, changes aren’t very frequent. However, when there is a change, it causes a big stir and conversation about the pros and cons. Have you heard about the recent introduction of the SAT Adversity Score? Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about this change. What …

Considering Online Colleges? How to Know if it’s Right for You!

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Have you been considering attending an online college instead of a physical location? Many people find them convenient options! There are a few things you need to think about before deciding if online colleges are right for you. Here are three questions to ask yourself. Can You Stay Organized and Self Motivated? The biggest question …

What Exactly Is A Bachelor’s Degree?

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There are a several different kinds of college degrees out there. Each come with their own set of rules, requirements, and benefits. Associate’s, bachelor’s, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. Oh my. But let’s break down the most common type: the bachelor’s degree. What is a Bachelor’s Degree? It’s the degree students earn after completing at …
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