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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.
Choosing between the SAT and the ACT? Find out more about the choices facing you on the road to college with this article.
There are so many different kinds of nursing programs, offering up different kinds of nursing degrees, you're just not sure which to choose.
Check out some sample questions from the ACT test here! This article has a short, free ACT practice test for you to try out.
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.
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.
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?"
Economics is one of the most popular and most commonly offered majors in colleges today. If you're thinking of becoming an economics major, then you'll want to know everything you can about whether or not you should choose to pursue an economics degree.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of free online courses available across the Internet, if you know where to look. Here's a compilation of some of the best.
Are college prices really going up? We hear about it all the time, but the actual information might startle you.
Many international students make plans to go to American universities for college-level education, as some colleges of the U.S.A. are ranked among the top universities in the world. Find out more in this article.
This article focuses on difficult questions you may encounter in your admissions essay.
Both applicants and school officials occasionally try to rig the admissions game for their own benefit. Here’s a look back at the 5 most famous college admissions scandals of the last few years.
Travel visa requirements may appear to be difficult and complicated when coming from China to the US. Explore the complexities in a simple matter in this article.
Most college applications are pretty tame, but occasionally you will encounter a unique question. This article can help you answer these types of questions.
Social media can be a boon to your college search, but what you post online can come back to haunt you.
Need a clear-cut guide with step-by-step instructions for how to get into an American college or university? Here it is.
The SAT and Gao Kao have some major and important differences, so if you're a Chinese student wishing to go to school in the United States, be sure to understand those differences before you take the test.
When applying for colleges, it's important to keep admissions deadlines in mind, especially when dealing with 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.
If you've missed some of the earlier deadlines for college applications, it's okay! This article can show you why you should tailor your admission essay for late deadline schools.
Make your Facebook experience safe for your future college experience. Learn how here.
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.
With the huge number of colleges in the US, it can be overwhelming to choose which one you want to attend. Find out about a wide variety of factors to help make your decision easier.
A key part of having a successful college application is finding and calling out your "X" factor. Find out how to do that here.
Are you a Chinese student looking for more information on studying at an American university? Look no further - this article has what you're seeking.
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.
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.
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.