College Admission Requirements & College Applications

There is a lot to consider in the college admissions process, like identifying admission requirements, filling out college applications, getting letters of recommendation, writing the application essay, and making a final decision. The articles and links below provide tips on these topics and can...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Top Five Admissions Scandals

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...

 

Letter of Recommendation: Writing One Yourself

Read about writing a letter of recommendation, and letters of recommendation, in the Admissions section of Peterson's College Search....

 

Recommendation Letters For College: Who Should You Ask?

Writing a college letter of recommendation requires considerable effort. Finding the right person to ask to write the letter could mean the difference...

 

Letter of Recommendation: How to Ask for It

Writing a college letter of recommendation requires considerable effort. Don't just blurt out a request to a supervisor or instructor you see walking down...

 

Saying Goodbye to Early Decision

Early decision is not what it used to be, with many colleges dropping the program. It doesn't mean you shouldn't start preparing early, as this article...

 

The Financial Aid Effect on Early Decision and Early Application

If you've already received your early decision paperwork, there are still a few things you need to do before heading off to college....

 

Early Decision Can Help You Edge Out Your Competition

Does getting early decision mean an automatic entry into college? This article helps you find out the truth about ED applicants....

 

CPST Online Course

Peterson’s College Placement Skills Training is designed to determine your readiness for college-level courses and placement exams and provide you with...

 

Federal TRIO Programs: A Primer on College Prep for the Underprivileged

The federal TRIO programs include eight different programs, each supported by grants from the federal government....

 

SSAT Practice Test

If your college prep includes attending private school, get ready for admission with an online SSAT practice test....

 

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....

 

Using the Common Application as Your College Application

Are your colleges in the Common Application College List? Or are you interested in finding out more information about the list itself? Either way, this...

 

Last-Minute College Application Tips

How you fill out your college application can mean just as much as what you put. Find out some useful and handy tips and tricks to get your application...

 

What 'A' Students Can Learn From 'C' Students

'A' students might seem like they have more opportunities, but there's a lot they can learn from 'C' students....

 

"C" Students Find Your Unique Voice – 5 Quick Tips for Successful Essay Writing

It is imperative that you find your voice in order to be successful at writing your scholarship essay. Here are five guidelines for helping you define...

 

Beating Senioritis: 7 Tips for Conquering Your Last Year in College

High school seniors, don't give up now! You're nearly there. Here's 7 tips to beating senioritis that should help you overcome....

 

Ask the Experts: Application Essay

Read actual questions from students about the application essay and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts...

 

Writing Your College Application Essay

In your college application essay, you have an opportunity to communicate to colleges what is most essential to you personally, socially, and academically....

 

Tackling Tough Essay Questions

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

 

3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Getting Your IT Degree Online

There are three essential points you need to keep in mind before applying for an online information technology degree....

 

4 Questions to ask Yourself before Getting Your Business Degree Online

There are four essential points you need to keep in mind before applying for an online business degree....

 

5 Bad Habits to Avoid When Taking Online Classes

Learn five common mistakes you can make when studying online, and learn how to avoid them....

 

Ways to Make the Gap Year Worthwhile

What are the main reasons that you might decide to take time off prior to entering college, and how can it help you?...

 

When Your Child Asks for a Gap Year or to Defer Admission

Is your child taking a year off between high school and college? This gap year is not unusual, but here are some things you can do to help them stay focused....

 

The Gap Year Option: Should You Take a Time Out?

Now that you've been admitted to one or more colleges and made your decision about where to go, it's time to start planning for your fall semester. Or...

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