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College Admission Requirements


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

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

Making One Essay Work for Multiple Schools

While many schools request their own unique application essays, their questions are prompts are often similar to those from other schools. Read on to see how you can make one essay work for multiple applications.

By Lynell Engelmeyer updated on October 17, 2013

Humor and the College Application Essay

Many students ask whether they should try to write a college essay that is funny. Read on for examples of how humor can help you write a great application essay.

By Lynell Engelmeyer updated on October 17, 2013

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Peterson's and College App Wizard - Helping You Stay Organized During the College Application Process

Organization is vital when it comes to succeeding within the college application progress. Learn how you can stay on top of tasks, deadlines, and competing priorities to fulfill all of your application requirements.

By Lynell Engelmeyer updated on September 27, 2013

The 10 Dos and Don'ts of College Applications

Check out this list of the top 10 dos and don'ts of college applications to make sure you know what you need to do during college application season!

By Ryan Hickey updated on August 02, 2013

5 Stages of Applications

If you're coming up to the admissions process, you should check out this list of the five stages of applications, so you know what's coming your way, and how to overcome it like a rock star.

By Brendan Conway updated on August 01, 2013

Peterson's Practice Tests for the Praxis I* Exam

If you're entering a teaching program, prepare for your college admission requirements with a Praxis I practice test as part of your college admissions process.

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 18, 2013

College Admission Requirements Get More Competitive

Over the next few years, the total number of high school graduates is projected to rise by 10 percent, as is the subsequent number of students applying to college — and that means thousands more applicants in the college admissions process.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 31, 2013

Rolling Admissions and the College Process

Part of checking out college admission requirements is learning about admission deadlines, and in doing so you may find out that some of the schools you're applying to offer rolling admissions.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 30, 2013

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Rolling Admissions

Most of the time, in non-rolling admissions, you'll have to wait a good long time to hear back from the schools to which you apply. Schools won't start judging applications until the full deadline is up, and then they'll judge all applications at the same time, sending out responses once they've made their full decisions.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 30, 2013

How to Use Rolling Admissions

If you want to learn more about what rolling admissions is, exactly, and how it works, you'd do best to refer to these other articles. But if you're looking for some very specific information on how exactly you should implement rolling admissions into your admissions strategies, then look no further.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 30, 2013
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Are Test Scores Still Important College Admission Requirements?

Admission committees use your SAT and ACT scores in conjunction with other college admission requirements to determine whether you're a good fit for their campus

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Test-Optional College Admission Requirements

For many students, one of the most frustrating components of the college admission process is standardized testing. Even when test scores seem commensurate with high school courses, grades, and expectations, completing the tests (yes, there are often multiple tests to consider) is an onerous task.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements and Tips for Students with Disabilities

As a disabled student, you have the right to request and expect accommodations, including auxiliary aids and services that will enable you to participate in and benefit from all programs and activities offered by or related to a school.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Resolving Parent-Child Conflict on College Admission Requirements

Since going to college is a major life event, it's inevitable that conflict will arise as stress levels go up with the arrival of college admission requirements. This is a time that's hard on everyone: on you, as you try to balance letting go with your role as a parent and your desire to have only the best for your child

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements: Your Transcript

College admission requirements typically include the transcript, which indicates the courses you've taken and the grades you've received. Because your academic work is a key part of the college admission process, you should certain things in mind when selecting classes and submitting your transcript.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements: Your Test Scores

Certainly standardized tests are an important part of the college admission process, but the SAT or the ACT is not identified as the most important. Surveys consistently show that strong grades in college-prep classes are more important

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements Q&A for Parents

Here are some commonly asked questions about college admission requirements and the college admission process from the parent's perspective.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements for International Applicants

Getting accepted into a school in the United States requires more than paperwork and the financial means to pay for it. You'll need to present yourself as a strong applicant and demonstrate the credentials that will make you a desirable candidate in your college admissions requirements.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements and Your GPA

How do colleges look at grades from different high schools in the college admissions process? How do you translate a 4.0 (or 4.3) to percentile or letter grades? What about weighted and un-weighted grades? What are the typical college admissions requirements for GPA?

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements Key Terms

If you're new to college admission requirements or the college admission process in general, there may be special or technical terms that the schools use that you're unfamiliar with. Here is a guide to help you.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Reducing Stress About College Admission Requirements

Throughout high school, the college admission process gets more and more intense. Seniors are writing applications, finalizing college lists, retaking standardized tests, and generally worrying about whether and where they'll get in.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements and the Parent's Role

Whether your kids barricade you from their rooms or still sit down with you for heart-to-hearts, they want your input when it comes time to start exploring college admission requirements and navigating the college admission process.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Parent-Child Conflict with College Admission Requirements

Many parents put pressure on their children to apply to colleges that will increase their own status or self-esteem. If you're one of these, you may be unwittingly setting your kid up for rejection or, at the very least, frustration.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Advice from Parents on College Admission Requirements

Helping your child navigate the college admission process can be stressful. Take a look at this advice from other parents who've dealt with a variety of issues; it might give you some college admissions assistance.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Late Bloomers Still Have Time to Meet College Admission Requirements

If you're a senior who hasn't thought much about college, you might just be beginning to think about what you're going to do after graduation. Take heart: it is never too late to apply to college.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Prep for College Admission Requirements as a Junior

You're in your junior year of high school, you're making good grades, and you know you want to go to college. You may think that, because college application deadlines are a year away, you don't have to make any preparations yet.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

College Admission Requirements: the Cultural Exposure Factor

According to one recent theory, there's a correlation between the amount of cultural exposure that children receive and their chances of getting into college.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Practical Advice for Parents on College Admission Requirements

Practical advice from parents who have been through the college admission process can be a great help when you go through the experience. Check out these tips from parents

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013
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