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College Admission Requirements & College Applications

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There is a lot to consider in the college admissions process, like identifying admission requirements, filling out college applications, getting letters of recommendation, writing the application essay, and making a final decision. The articles and links below provide tips on these topics and can help you plan for each step in the process.

Accredited Online Schools

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...

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...

Computer basics for an online student

Follow the three tips in this article so that you can focus on your studies, not computer problems, once your online program begins.  ...

Finding Your "X" Factor

A key part of having a successful college application is finding and calling out your "X" factor. Find out how to do that here....

Back To School Tips for Your Senior Year of High School

Heading back to high school for your senior year? These tips can help you make the most of it and get through your college admissions process with the...

The College Application: Behind Closed Doors

What happens to your college application when it reaches the admission office? Who reads it? What will they think? How will they decide? Surprisingly,...


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...

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....

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...

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...

College Acceptance: Choosing a School When More than One Accepts You

By the time March and April arrive, you're hopefully getting what you asked for -- multiple college admission letters. This is the ideal time to re-visit...

What to Do if You Don't Get a College Acceptance

In an ideal world, you'll have started your college search early, created a list with a good mix of favorite and safety schools, and gotten a college acceptance...


Ask the Experts: Application Essay

Read actual questions from students about the application essay and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts...

Tackling Tough Essay Questions

So, in our last article in this set, we talked a bit about some strange essay prompts, and how you could deal with them....

Writing Your College Application Essay

In your college application essay, you have an opportunity to communicate to colleges what is most essential to you personally, socially, and academically....

SSAT Practice Test

If your college prep includes attending private school, get ready for admission with an online SSAT practice test....

SSAT/ISEE Test Prep Book

Does your college prep include going to private school? Prepare for admissions tests with SSAT practice and ISEE test prep in an exam prep book....

SHSAT Practice Test

Want to get into one of New York City's specialized schools as part of your college prep? Get prepared for the exam with a SHSAT practice test....


The Financial Aid Effect on Early Decision and Early Application

So, there it is. You have your early acceptance letter from your dream school in your hand. You’re set to enroll. All that’s left to do is...

Saying Goodbye to Early Decision

For years, Ivy League schools have beckoned to thousands of students as the creme de la creme of the college world, inspiring them to achieve astronomical...

Early Decision Can Help You Edge Out Your Competition

There's a lot of hype floating around that some schools accept almost all of their incoming freshmen from their pool of Early Decision (ED) applicants....

Ways to Make the Gap Year Worthwhile

What are the main reasons that you might decide to take time off prior to entering college, and how can it help you? First of all, the burnout factor can...

When Your Child Asks for a Gap Year or to Defer Admission

If your child is hesitating to pack up and head off to college right away, it's not unusual. For a variety of reasons, many students take a break for a...

The Gap Year Option: Should You Take a Time Out?

Now that you've been admitted to one or more colleges and made your decision about where to go, it's time to start planning for your fall semester. Or...


Letter of Recommendation: How to Ask for It

Writing a college letter of recommendation requires considerable effort. Don't just blurt out a request to a supervisor or instructor you see walking down...

Letter of Recommendation: Writing One Yourself

Read about writing a letter of recommendation, and letters of recommendation, in the Admissions section of Peterson's College Search....

The Letter of Recommendation in College Admissions

Most undergraduate applications require two or three letters of recommendation. These letters should come from former or current teachers, employers, or...


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