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Students take extra year to cram more credits in

With graduation caps strapped to their heads and diplomas in hand, many students are preparing to take the graduation walk - a year late.The additional, fifth year, also nicknamed the "victory lap," isn't uncommon anymore.

Fifty-one percent of college students graduate from baccalaureate institutions within five years of initial enrollment, according to the American College Testing's Web site.

Although more students are currently taking an extra year to graduate, the ACT Web site said the graduation rate has remained the same.

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