College Acceptance

Read about how to apply to college, what to do when you are accepted at more than one, what a waitlist is, and more.

What the Waitlist or a Deferral Means for Your College Acceptance

Waitlisted. Application deferred. You put in your college application and that's the response you got! Even after you spent hours filling out forms and laboring over the perfect essay!

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 10, 2016

What You Can Do While Waiting for College Acceptance Offers

When the work of filling out applications and essays is over, there are some essential steps you should still take, even though it seems like everything is finished.

By Howard and Matthew Greene 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

How Test Scores May Impact Your College Acceptance

In general, it's fair to say that admission officials prefer students who demonstrate their ability to perform well in school.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 10, 2016

Colleges Near You

How Hooks Influence Your College Acceptance

In the admission world, a hook is some advantage that makes you attractive to a particular college, and can make a huge difference to getting into the school you want.

By Peterson's Staff updated on April 05, 2016

Peterson's Ultimate Guide to Getting Into College

So you want the ultimate guide to getting into college? Look no further than Peterson's Ultimate Guide, right here, and start prepping for your college years today.

By Ryan Hickey updated on April 05, 2016

Extracurricular Activity Involvement Affects College Acceptance

Everyone talks about extracurricular activities and their impact on college applications, but what does it mean to you?

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 21, 2016

What to Do if You Don't Get a College Acceptance

Getting a rejection letter from a college can be a humbling experience, but don't let it stop you from continuing your application process.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 21, 2016

What to Ask Your School Counselor about the ACT, SAT, and Your GPA

When you're a high school senior, it is worth your time to discuss your GPA and your ACT and/or SAT scores with your school counselor.

By Brian Pivik updated on March 15, 2016

College Acceptance: Making the Final Cut

What goes into deciding whether a student is a good fit at a college, and what steps do acceptance officials take before saying yes or no to an application? Find out in this article from Peterson's.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 08, 2016

What to Do with Those College Acceptance Letters

You've got a stack of acceptance letters, done your due diligence, but what's next?

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 08, 2016

College Acceptance and Your Essay, Recommendation Letters, and Interview

Learn about three key items in your college application that can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 08, 2016

College Acceptance: How to Determine Your Hook to Get In

Standing out in your college application is key when trying for the school of your dreams. Learn how to make a lasting impression with this article from Peterson's.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 08, 2016

College Acceptance: Choosing a School When More than One Accepts You

After you've received several letters of acceptance from colleges, it's time to make a decision. This article is here to help you decide what school you'll attend.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 08, 2016

College Acceptance and How the Admission Decision is Made

The college acceptance process can seem like a maze, but it doesn't have to. Find out the map to the process with this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2016

Ask the Experts: College Acceptance

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

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2016

College Acceptance: Saying Yes or No to a College

After you receive your acceptance letter, you need to carefully decide on some important next steps, including your final decision and any deposits to the school.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 13, 2016

Academics and College Acceptance

Getting into college requires a lot, including ensuring your transcripts are up to date and accurate. Get the info you need to make sure your admissions application has all the right details here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 13, 2016
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