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Peterson's has more than 40 years of experience in higher education, and the expert staff members here are all ready to leverage their considerable knowledge and experience to help you succeed on your educational journey. We have the information, the know-how, and the tools -- now all we need is you!

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.

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.

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.

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.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 30, 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.

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

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

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

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 23, 2015

Campus Visits, College Research, and Your College List

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

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.

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.

By Peterson's Staff updated on December 18, 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.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 21, 2014

Online Degrees and Learning Opportunities

Distance learning and online degrees make the world your classroom!

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 20, 2014

Public University vs. Private College

The major difference between public universities and private colleges lies in how they are funded. This affects students because funding is tied to tuition prices. If you're looking for more information about the difference between public and private universities, read on in this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on September 10, 2014

Free Practice Test for the SAT

The best time to find out if you need more SAT preparation is before your test — and that makes a free SAT practice test a great place to start.

By Peterson's Staff updated on July 17, 2014

Kaplan College - Excellence and Opportunity

Looking for practical education designed to ensure your professional success in health care? Kaplan College is exactly what you need.

By Peterson's Staff updated on July 14, 2014

List of Rolling Admissions Schools

Looking for some rolling admissions schools? There are plenty out there! Here is a list containing some of the best rolling admissions schools in the country.

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 19, 2014

Ask the Experts: AP Exams

Read actual questions from students about AP exams and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 08, 2014

PSAT Test Taking Tips and Advice

The first step in your college search doesn’t involve choosing a location or a program of study. But it does require some work on your part. The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test) offers you two unique opportunities.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 02, 2014

Ask the Experts: College Scholarships

Read actual questions from students about college scholarships and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 25, 2014

Ask the Experts: College Financial Aid

Read actual questions from students about college financial aid and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 24, 2014

Building Your Vocabulary Helps with Test Prep

Building your vocabulary can help you in many ways, from preparing you for standardized tests to improving your understanding of what you read.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 22, 2014

You Received Your SAT Scores… Now What?

You've taken your high school classes, sat through SAT prep and other SAT help, and finally gone through SAT testing. Now you have your scores; what's next?

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Why Test Prep Works for Standardized Tests

At its most basic level, a test is "standardized" when each test taker is presented with identical sets of questions.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

What to Do When Your PSAT Scores Come In

Have you gotten your PSAT scores back? Most scores arrive in the beginning of December. No matter what your scores are, now is not the time to gloat, panic, or feel indifferent.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Last-Minute Test Prep Tips

No matter whether you're taking the SAT, ACT, PSAT, or another exam, there are certain things you can do in the days before to ensure a successful experience.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep Strategies for Standardized Tests

The months preceding college might sometimes seem like they're filled with one test after another…PSAT, ACT, SAT…

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep Strategies: SAT, ACT, and PSAT/NMSQT

Once you figure out what you're studying for, it's time to get busy. Sadly, prep through osmosis (placing your book under your pillow) definitely doesn't work, but completing test preparation has been proven to improve scores.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep: Should You or Shouldn't You?

To prep or not to prep, that is the question — and an important one it is when your test scores and your wallet may be at stake.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014
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