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Brendan Conway is the Web Content Editor for Peterson's Interactive and is well-versed in the world of higher education and admissions. He is a graduate of Hamilton College, and has been working in admissions advice, test-prep advice, career planning advice, and similar fields for the majority of his career since graduation. Brendan endeavors to provide the most relevant, useful, and interesting information via Peterson's Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ feeds. Brendan enjoys lexicological oddities and voraciously reading in his free time.
The end of September means that college admission are in high gear. Find out how you should proceed and where you should be in your admission process with this article.
This article shows you some of the most peerless, most interesting, and most exceptional majors out there.
Working on campus is a great way to make some cash while getting some job experience, and there are some especially great jobs that you can find. Learn more about working while going to college in this article.
Check out some sample questions from the ACT test here!
There are some subjects you can study and major in during your college education which would leave you that much more likely to get out of college with a good, well-paying job.
The importance of college rankings, like those from US News & World Report, is not always as great as you might think. In the end, what matters most is what college or university is right for you. Find out more about the importance of college rankings here.
If you're looking for an element of long term job security, earning an accounting degree is a good idea.
If you pursue a marketing major, then you'll be preparing yourself for a wide array of possible careers. Marketing exists all throughout the world around us, and has many roles in business
Knowing the average physical therapy assistant salary is important if you're trying to decide whether or not physical therapy is a good path for you.
Finance. Accounting. Finance. Accounting. Which should you choose? It's a mind-boggling question, or so it would seem at first glance.
If you're trying to figure out what you want to do with your college education, one of the most prominent questions in your mind is likely to be, "What can I do with this degree?"
If you've missed some of the earlier deadlines for college applications, it's okay! Here's a list of 350+ schools with late deadlines.
Are college prices really going up? We hear about it all the time, but the actual information might startle you.
Are you ready for test prep and facing the registration deadlines, feeling pressured to choose, and wondering whether the ACT or SAT is better? Relax! The reality is that neither test is superior to the other.
So, in our last article in this set, we talked a bit about some strange essay prompts, and how you could deal with them.
A college education ain't cheap, and looking at some figures on the differing costs of college degrees can help you get a good read on what paying for a college education might mean for you.
You might call them eccentric. You might call them bizarre. But you'll be thanking the organizations behind these scholarships when they're handing you the money you need to pursue your college goals. So let's get into some peculiar college scholarships that might help you in your higher education pursuits.
A key part of having a successful college application is finding and calling out your "X" factor. Find out how to do that here.
College rankings can be valuable tools -- if you know how to use them best. Check out this list of dos and don'ts for using college rankings.
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 least stress possible.
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.
Colleges are places of learning, of discussion, and thought, about things like basket-weaving. Yes, there are some interesting college courses out there. Find out about some of the most interesting right here.
So, you want to be a pharmacy technician? Good for you! Especially if you're looking into pharmacy colleges.
If you are interested in occupational therapy, great! It's a path that can take you to a long and rewarding career, well worthy of your time and your study.
Whatever the reason that people opt to join this field, there are many different jobs to choose from that go beyond traditional law enforcement.
Being a physical therapist isn't easy, and it requires significant skill, but the rewards of helping people to live their lives to the fullest can more than make up for it.
Want to enter into a career as a pharmacy technician? Start earning a pharmacy tech salary? But not sure if you can physically attend any kind of educational program to do so?
Three years ago, there were 10 million students in China who took the college entrance examination, the Gao Kao, and China's universities could only accommodate 5.7 million Chinese students.
If you’re a Chinese student looking to obtain a student travel visa to study at a U.S. college, the travel visa requirements may appear to be difficult and complicated.
Most college applications will require essays based on prompts they provide. Most prompts will be nice, tame, and reasonable. They'll take hard work and thought, sure, but they'll be nothing outside of the realm of what you've already done or what you're familiar with.