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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!

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

Campus Visits, College Research, and Your College List

Campus visits can be the difference between a right choice and a wrong choice when you're picking out a college. Here, you'll find out why they're so important, and what you should be hoping to get from them.

By Peterson's Staff updated on September 10, 2014

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 September 08, 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
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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

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 May 02, 2014

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 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

Test Prep: Planning for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT

The time to prepare for the PSAT, SAT and ACT exams is now!  Learn what it takes to get organized. Pick your exam date, get registered, identify the study resources you'll need, and create a study timetable that will boost both your confidence and your test scores!

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep Materials: What to Choose

Now that you've decided to buckle down and get ready for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT, all you have to do is decide how you're going to prepare. Perhaps you think you can keep it all under control by reviewing your notes from the last few years of school, but there are better ways to get it done.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep When You Have a Disability

What seems like a common rite of passage — test prep and test day — may take on a whole new perspective if you struggle with distractibility, poor vision, physical handicaps, or some other disabling condition.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep Only One Aspect of Determining When to Test

If you're thinking about taking (or retaking) the SAT, ACT, or another standardized test, don't just pick a date out of thin air and head off to the testing center. There's strategy involved in determining the best time to test.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep Includes Building Vocabulary

Your ability to mimic Webster's Dictionary isn't evaluated by most standardized exams, so you won't be expected to provide definitions for difficult words.  However, your vocabulary will come in handy for the many indirect and hidden vocabulary questions you'll encounter in tests like the SAT, ACT, PSAT, and others.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

How Test Prep Can Help You Beat Test Stress

You're in the middle of a test. Your heart is pounding…your breath is quick and shallow. As sweat beads on your forehead, panic begins to drift in. What's going on?!

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep Can Help You Avoid a Culture of Cheating

According to social experts, Americans rank high among the most competitive, stressed-out people in the world. It is a culture that demands the best in all aspects of people's lives.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 17, 2014

Test Prep Advice for Students Just Starting Out

Your test is looming on the horizon and you need to prepare. Whatever you choose, do something! Almost anyone can bring up his or her scores on tests like the SAT, ACT, and PSAT, but it takes work.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 16, 2014
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