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College Prep: You and Your Credentials


Peterson's Practice Tests for the SSAT

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

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 18, 2013

SSAT practice, ISEE test prep, and private school admissions test info

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.

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 18, 2013

Peterson's Practice Tests for the SHSAT

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.

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 18, 2013

Peterson's Practice Tests for the ISEE

As part of the private school admissions process, you may need to take the ISEE. Make sure you're ready with an ISEE practice test.

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 18, 2013

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Peterson's Practice Tests for the HSPT

Does your college prep include attending Catholic high school? Get prepared for admission with an HSPT practice test.

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 18, 2013

Prep for the HSPT, COOP, and TACHS with Catholic school entrance exams guide

If your college prep includes attending Catholic school, prepare for the HSPT, COOP, and TACHS with an entrance exam test prep book.

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 18, 2013

Peterson's Practice Tests for the COOP Exam

If your college prep includes admission to Catholic school, make sure you're prepared with a COOP exam practice test. 

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 18, 2013

Using Social Media for College Admissions: Using Facebook, Twitter, and More

We've talked before about how you can best protect yourself from blowback from your Facebook profile being seen by a college admissions officer. But Facebook doesn't just have to be something you have to rein in, or protect yourself from.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 30, 2013

Federal TRIO Programs: A Primer on College Prep for the Underprivileged

The federal TRIO programs include eight different programs, each supported by grants from the federal government.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

College Prep and the Perils of Senior Slump

It’s been a long-accepted tradition in the college admissions game for students to pass the final semester of high school languishing in gym and electives.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Plagiarism Can Have a Serious Effect on Your College Prep

You may have done it before. You may have even done it dozens of times. And if you haven't, you might have at least thought about it. Now, though, you're risking a lot—especially your plan to go to college—if you do it.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Facebook and College Applications: Oil and Water?

Facebook! It's fun! It's wonderful! It's dangerous! Dangerous? How is Facebook dangerous, you ask?

By Brendan Conway updated on January 30, 2013

College Prep: How to Approach Resumes and Interviews

Are you in the middle of college prep and beginning to freak out because—on top of everything else—you need to write a resume for the college admissions office? Relax!

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

End-of-Year College Prep and Planning for Juniors

Toward the end of the academic year, seniors find themselves walking an academic tightrope stretched between all their college prep efforts and one or more college admissions offices.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Helping Your Child with College Prep and Planning High School Classes

There are many things to keep in mind as you help your child plan his or her high school classes. While you want to be sure that your child meets the high school's requirements, you also want to assist him or her in showing the best possible work to potential colleges.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Use Your College Prep in High School to Get an Early Start on Med School

Your college plan will sound particularly noble if it includes going to med school. You don't want to just "go to college"—you want to lend your expertise to curing sickness and disease.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

College Prep and the Internet: Exercise Caution and Privacy Control

Internet savvy is on the rise and the electronic media culture is firmly planted—and thriving—in our society. Just in North America alone, Internet search engines have become a daily search tool for roughly 70 percent of the population.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Before Starting College Prep, Find Your Champions

As a student, you're at the center of a group that includes teachers, family, coaches, and counselors. The great thing about this network is that it provides you with a number of "champions" who can help you in your college planning efforts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

College Prep: Extracurricular Activities

Excelling outside of class is one of the most important things you can do to differentiate yourself in the college admissions process. It's also important for your personal development.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

College Prep: Choosing Your High School Classes

When asked about the number one factor in college admissions, many students are not aware that colleges overwhelmingly say it’s a rigorous high school curriculum.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

In the Midst of College Prep, Blog with Caution

Blogging seems like one of the coolest things on the planet. You can be whoever you want to be, share whatever you want to share, and meet tons of people who can relate to you.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Building Your Credentials Is Part of Your College Prep

While doing your college planning, you have probably developed an idea of what you're looking for in a college. Here's another thing to think about: Do you know what colleges are looking for in a student?

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 27, 2013

Blogging and College Prep: What Parents Need to Know

Blogging is one of the hottest things since MP3s arrived on the scene. But, as with any new gadget or technology, there are kinks in the system. Blogging is personal, fun, and easy. It is also a great outlet for creativity or letting off steam.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 27, 2013

Ask the Experts: College Prep - You and Your Credentials

Read actual questions from students about college prep and your credentials and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 27, 2013
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