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What Is An Associate’s Degree?

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 …
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5 Items for Summer College Prep High School Students Need

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 …
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Where To Take A SAT / ACT Sample Test

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 …
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What Is An Average GPA in America?

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 …
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How to Pick the Best SAT / ACT Dates for You

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

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 …
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What Exactly Is A Bachelor’s Degree?

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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How To Earn The Highest SAT Score You Can

The highest SAT score any student can hope to earn is 1600. To get this, you have to score a perfect 800 points on both the Math and EBRW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) sections. Yes, it’s possible to achieve this score. However, a look at this report by College Board may give you a more …
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How To Set A Realistic ACT / SAT Score Goal

Throughout your high school year your counselors, teachers, and parents would have been emphasizing the importance of getting a good score. If you’re wondering “What is a good SAT score?” or “What is a good ACT score?”, it’s good to do research on the ACT / SAT averages at the colleges on your list. Once …