All Articles by Brendan Conway

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.

Test Prep: Choosing the ACT or SAT

Choosing between the SAT and the ACT? Find out more about the choices facing you on the road to college with this article.

By Brendan Conway updated on September 26, 2017

Nursing Programs: Should I pursue a BSN, ADN, or diploma program?

There are so many different kinds of nursing programs, offering up different kinds of nursing degrees, you're just not sure which to choose.

By Brendan Conway updated on September 19, 2017

Free Practice Test for the ACT

Check out some sample questions from the ACT test here! This article has a short, free ACT practice test for you to try out.

By Brendan Conway updated on July 12, 2017

College Rankings Aren't Everything

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on June 15, 2017

Highest Paying College Majors: Get on the right track

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on June 15, 2017

What can you do with a marketing degree?

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?"

By Brendan Conway updated on May 23, 2017

Economics Major: What can an economics degree do for you?

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on March 22, 2017

Free Online Courses: Resources, Lectures, and More

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on June 28, 2016

Are College Prices Really Going Up?

Are college prices really going up? We hear about it all the time, but the actual information might startle you.

By Brendan Conway updated on May 23, 2016

USA Student Visa Requirements for Indian Students

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on May 10, 2016

Talkin' About College Essays #2: Tackling Tough Essay Questions

This article focuses on difficult questions you may encounter in your admissions essay.

By Brendan Conway updated on May 10, 2016

Top Five Admissions Scandals of the Last Few Years

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on May 10, 2016

Travel Visa Requirements for Chinese Students Going to America

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on May 09, 2016

Talkin' About College Essays #1: Dealing with Strange Essay Questions

Most college applications are pretty tame, but occasionally you will encounter a unique question. This article can help you answer these types of questions.

By Brendan Conway updated on May 09, 2016

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

Social media can be a boon to your college search, but what you post online can come back to haunt you.

By Brendan Conway updated on April 25, 2016

The SAT Exam: Important to Your Chances of Studying in the U.S.A.

Need a clear-cut guide with step-by-step instructions for how to get into an American college or university? Here it is.

By Brendan Conway updated on April 25, 2016

Differences Between the Gao Kao and the SAT in China

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on April 25, 2016

Rolling Admissions and the College Process

When applying for colleges, it's important to keep admissions deadlines in mind, especially when dealing with rolling admissions.

By Brendan Conway updated on April 25, 2016

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 April 25, 2016

Late Deadline Schools: Finding one and getting in with a great college essay

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on April 12, 2016

Facebook and College Applications: Oil and Water?

Make your Facebook experience safe for your future college experience. Learn how here.

By Brendan Conway updated on April 05, 2016

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 April 05, 2016

Guide to American Universities - Find a U.S. College

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on April 05, 2016

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on March 21, 2016

Information for Chinese International Students Studying in the USA

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 28, 2016

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 least stress possible.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 28, 2016

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 January 13, 2016

What can you get for your money?

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on November 18, 2015

Where Should I Be? - End of September

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.

By Brendan Conway updated on October 07, 2015

Unique College Majors

This article shows you some of the most peerless, most interesting, and most exceptional majors out there.

By Brendan Conway updated on October 07, 2015
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