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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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 24, 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 02, 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 23, 2015

Campus Visits, College Research, and Your College List

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By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff 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 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 14, 2015

Biomedical anthropology: A degree for the future of medicine and science

Interested individuals who plan to work in medicine or public health outside of the western world or in immigrant populations can particularly benefit from training in biomedical anthropology. It can provide insight into the biological and cultural differences that shape health in diverse populations. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 18, 2014

10 mistakes to avoid when pursuing an online degree

Just like there can be pitfalls in traditional education, there are potential pitfalls in online education that can keep you from achieving your highest level of success. Here is a list of the top 10 errors that students make when pursuing an online degree program. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

5 big advantages of online education

The past decade has witnessed a seismic shift in online education at the collegiate level. While naysayers abound, the growth in quality and variety of college programs available either partially or completely online demonstrates that online education has become an integral part of postsecondary education. Because of this, the level of respectability of online programs is increasing rapidly, and you may be wondering what the advantages are of pursuing your education online. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

5 disadvantages to consider about online education

For good reason, the Internet is buzzing with positive information about online education. The advantages are numerous, from lower costs to accessibility to flexibility. However, a quick look around the real world clearly demonstrates that most students are still choosing traditional classes. Are these people just ignorant? No. There can be multiple drawbacks to online education in comparison to traditional classroom education. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

5 most common misconceptions about online education

With so much changing in online education and the great variety of the types of courses and programs available online, misconceptions abound that have created a sort of urban mythology about online education. In this article, we’ll separate the facts from the fiction. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

Major differences between online and traditional college programs

The differences between online and traditional college programs extends far beyond either being in a classroom or being at home in front of your computer. Before choosing one or the other, take the time to learn about the important differences between online and traditional education so that you can find the ideal collegiate experience that works best for you and your lifestyle. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

Make the most of online courses

Enrolling in an online course is relatively easy. Getting the most out of it is more difficult. However, if you take the time to plan ahead and know what to expect from your online courses or degree program, then you can get the best value for your time and money. Follow these five real-world tips to make the most of your online education. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

The history of online education

Online education is nothing new. Okay, the technology is relatively new. However, the concept is over 170 years old and has its origins in a correspondence course offered in Great Britain where the instructor sent lessons and received students’ completed assignments by mail. Distance learning was born, and today’s online courses are modern versions of their humble predecessors. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

Online vs on-campus: Which is right for you?

Despite all of the benefits, an online program is not for everyone. At the same time, students who have not done well in traditional classrooms are finding success in online education. How can you know which one is right for you? cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

What kind of person typically does well with online education?

Online education is more than just a typical class but with computers. While there are many similarities, students who do well in online classes generally have a particular set of skills that allow them to navigate the differences between the two types of learning environments. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

Real-world cost comparison: Online vs. on-campus

It can be exceptionally difficult to do a side by side cost comparison for any two college programs, and this becomes even more challenging when attempting to compare online programs to programs offered on campus. Is it really cheaper to take a class or earn a degree online than it is through a traditional program? Typically, yes. However, you need to do your homework and find out what hidden fees and what hidden tradeoffs there are for any program. cccd9c83-347c-4d0a-aa15-d190c65f488b 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 05, 2014

Peterson's Practice Tests for the CLEP

Get ready for the CLEP test with online practice tests that can help you with CLEP study and help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1 78401805-ad2b-49b9-8877-50cbb2e0a5b1

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 21, 2014
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