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Peterson's Online Course for the SAT

Use SAT prep to improve your SAT scores by taking an online course for the SAT with personalized lessons, quizzes, and practice tests.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 21, 2017

Peterson's "SAT Prep Guide"

SAT prep is crucial to improving your SAT scores and Peterson's SAT book provides plenty of practice tests and subject reviews.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 16, 2017

Career Planning: Resume Writing- Honors, Awards, and Accomplishments

You'll want to make sure that your resume accentuates and emphasizes your particular honors and achievements. Find out how to do that successfully with the information here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 13, 2017

States Requiring the ACT

Does your state require the ACT? Many do, and more are contemplating making the test mandatory. Find out if yours is one of them here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 08, 2017

Peterson's Practice Tests for the SAT

An SAT practice test can help you improve your SAT scores. SAT prep will help you recognize strengths and weakness and learn where to focus your study time.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 28, 2016

How to Identify a Good Private College

Attending a private college gives you numerous opportunities to learn, including reputation, smaller class sizes, lower student-to-teacher ratio, and attractive financial aid packages. Find out more about private colleges here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

How Online Colleges Work... and Why They're Good for You

In this article, you'll find information about how online degree programs actually function, along with how you can find them, and what their advantages are.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

How Do You Choose a Career College?

From how to find career schools that are good for you, to what you should do when you're visiting their campuses, this article has everything you need to know about how to choose a career college.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

You Will Find Honors College Students Like You and Not Like You

Find information about diversity and how honors colleges and programs value it, nurture it, and make it a priority.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

An Honors Program or Honors College: Does the Difference Make a Difference?

Here, you'll find information about the differences between honors colleges and honors programs, and exactly what you can expect from either.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

Honors College and Honors Experiences: Speaking as a Parent to Parents

Here's all the information that a parent needs about honors college to talk about the subject with your kids.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

Evaluating Public University Rankings

Ranking public universities is far more than the cost, financial aid, location or academics. This article helps you understand how to rank a public university that's the best fit for you.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

Financial Aid for Online College: Making Programs Accessible for All

There is financial aid available for distance learning or online programs, and you can find out more here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

Online Degrees and Learning Opportunities

Learn more about distance learning and online degrees in this article, including how to find an online school, if studying online is right for you, and more.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

Is the Cost of Private College Worth It?

Attending a private college offer many benefits. However, private colleges can be quite expensive. Despite all the benefits that private universities and colleges offer, are they really worth the price tag?

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

Community College Honors Programs

Community college honors programs can be a great way to attend a two-year college at a lower cost while still getting an excellent education.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

Community College - Is a Two Year College for You?

Search for accredited Community Colleges located throughout the United States that provide two year degrees, and find the college that's right for you.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 14, 2016

What Are the Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors Program?

A rundown of all the qualities of a good, fully-developed honors program.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 01, 2016

Is a Career College the Right Choice for You?

Career colleges can be great paths to successful careers. Find out if career college is the right choice for you here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2016

Getting the Best Value from a Public University

With accelerating costs and dwindling resources, you may find it difficult to acquire a high-quality college education without problems, but public universities can be just the means you're looking for.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2016

Preparing to Go Back to College

Looking for tips on how to prepare to go back to college? Look no further than this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2016

Back to College Planning Timeline

If you're someone who's looking to get back into higher education after some time in the workforce, and you want a timeline to let you know what to do, then you've come to the right place.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2016

Back to College: Federal and State Aid

There are plenty of sources of federal and state financial aid available for even students who are going back to college after some time in the work force. Read more about them here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2016

Attending a State University: What to Expect

For information on some of the basic expectations you should have regarding state universities, check out this article and the information within.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2016

Ask the Experts: Public University

Read actual questions from students about public university and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2016

Ask the Experts: Community College

Read actual questions from students about community college and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2016

DSST Practice Tests

The DSST allows people to earn college credit for what they have learned outside of the traditional classroom. Find out more about the DSST in this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 28, 2016

Sample PSAT Test Questions

Before getting started on PSAT prep that can help you improve your PSAT scores, try these sample PSAT test questions to see where you stand and what you need to study

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 04, 2016

Peterson's Online Course for the CPST

Peterson’s College Placement Skills Training is designed to determine your readiness for college-level courses and placement exams and provide you with targeted remediation you may need to improve your academic skills.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 03, 2016

You Received Your SAT Scores… Now What?

You have your SAT scores in your hand. Now what? Read about the next steps in this article from Peterson's.

By Peterson's Staff updated on August 25, 2016
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