All Articles by Howard and Matthew Greene

Howard and Matthew Greene have been the hosts of two PBS college planning programs and are the co-authors of the Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning and other books. They've spent years working as counselors and have conducted in-depth research with students, college presidents, deans of faculty, and other administrators.

College Financial Planning Calculator

When it comes to saving for college, it pays to plan ahead. The College Financial Planning Calculator available in Peterson's StudentEdge helps you estimate the amount you must save for college. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 28, 2015

The ACT Test as a Standard State Test

The ACT is more popular than ever, and many states are using it as a standard for college placement. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

The ACT – A Good Test for International Students to Take

If you're an international student, find out why you should take the ACT, what you need to know, how to study and prepare, the structure of the test, and more. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

ACT Scores: The First Step Is Knowing the Basics about the Test

Knowing the basics about the ACT test, such as test structure, dates, location, and scoring system can help you prepare to achieve the ACT scores you're hoping for 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

What You Need to Know About the ACT

Find out what you need to know about the ACT test, how to study and prepare, the structure of the test, and more. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

ACT Scores: The Skinny on the ACT Writing Test

The Writing Test is a 30-minute addition to standard ACT testing with a pretty straightforward format. After being provided paper to record your answer, you’ll be given a written prompt introducing your topic. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

How to sign up for the ACT placement test

Signing up for the ACT? Find out how to do it and what the intricacies are of the sign up process. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

Do Colleges Require the ACT Scores for the ACT Writing Test?

Each school makes its own decision about requiring your ACT scores from this portion of the test -- some require it, others don’t, and still others will accept it, but not require it. Sound complicated? It isn’t, really. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

ACT Phases out Compass Placement Test

Find out why the ACT is phasing out Compass, when it happens, and what it means to you. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

The ACT: Four Tests in One

The ACT is really four tests in one. Find out what each one means to your ACT score and how to get the best score you can. 7623178b-ff13-4a31-a65c-c19d5109e903 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 23, 2015

Study for the AFOQT, AFAST, and other military aviation tests

If you're planning on taking the AFOQT, AFAST, or any other military aviation test, then you'll want to look at this book from Peterson's publishing, designed to help you study. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 21, 2015

Accounting Degree: Benefits, Requirements, and More

If you're looking for an element of long term job security, earning an accounting degree is a good idea. 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 16, 2015

Practice for the ACT Test with the "Real ACT Prep Guide"

Want to improve your ACT scores? Then make sure your ACT prep includes getting ready with Peterson's "Real ACT Prep Guide." 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on July 07, 2015

Marketing Major: The answers to your questions

If you pursue a marketing major, then you'll be preparing yourself for a wide array of possible careers. Marketing exists all throughout the world around us, and has many roles in business 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on May 20, 2015

Physical Therapy Assistant Salary: Prospects for Physical Therapists

Knowing the average physical therapy assistant salary is important if you're trying to decide whether or not physical therapy is a good path for you. 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on May 18, 2015

Finance Degree vs Accounting Degree: Just what is the difference?

Finance. Accounting. Finance. Accounting. Which should you choose? It's a mind-boggling question, or so it would seem at first glance. 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on May 18, 2015

What can you do with a marketing degree?

If you're trying to figure out what you want to do with your college education, one of the most prominent questions in your mind is likely to be, "What can I do with this degree?" 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on May 18, 2015

Information About the GED® Test's Structure and Content

If you're over the age of 16, the GED® test provides you with the opportunity to earn a certificate or diploma that is widely recognized 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on May 15, 2015

Peterson's Ultimate Guide to Getting Into College

Getting into college is rarely as easy as turning in an application to one or two schools. Shrewd students begin preparing for college years before it’s time to apply — sometimes as early as middle school. The application process can be intimidating, but with proper preparation and support from family, students will find themselves ripping open acceptance letters in no time. This guide outlines some great online resources that can help you navigate this process. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on May 04, 2015

Culinary Arts School - Find the Right Culinary School

Take the next step in your culinary education! Search our network of culinary schools located throughout the United States that provide culinary arts school degrees. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on April 16, 2015

Culinary Arts School Leads to Variety of Culinary Degrees

How far do you want to go in the food service industry? It's an important question to ask yourself since your goals should dictate the type of culinary school program you attend. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on April 16, 2015

Nutrition Tips for Freshman at Colleges and Universities

When you're at college, it would be pretty easy not to eat healthily. But you can take steps to make sure that your food is nutritious and delicious while at college. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on April 15, 2015

Accredited Online Schools: Plan a Path to a Better Future

When you're looking into online degree programs, you're going to want to make sure you find an accredited program. Check here to find out what to look for. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on March 30, 2015

List of Late Deadline Schools

If you've missed some of the earlier deadlines for college applications, it's okay! Here's a list of 350+ schools with late deadlines. 6f7b0540-8a1b-4c65-99a9-f94da976228b aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on March 26, 2015

12th Grade: Help Your Child Prepare for College

Once your child reaches senior year, the college search kicks up a notch and will sometimes feel like a full-time job. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on March 24, 2015

SAT Scores: About the SAT

The SAT is a standard college entrance exam that measures skills in math, reading, and writing. The first section is always a written essay, which takes 25 minutes 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on February 23, 2015

AP Prep: About the AP

The AP testing program allows you to try out college-level work and build valuable skills and study habits in the process. Subject matter is explored 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on February 23, 2015

Campus Visits, College Research, and Your College List

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By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on February 11, 2015

Ask the Experts: College Admission Requirements

Read actual questions from students about college admission requirements and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on February 11, 2015

After the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE: Tips for Considering your Financial Aid Packages

Financial considerations can make or break the decision to go to your first-choice school, but there are some things to consider that may help make you make your decision. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 aabb4865-5389-472f-8807-b3ab8a1fc06a

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on January 14, 2015
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