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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

SSAT/ISEE Test Prep Book

Does your college prep include going to private school? Prepare for admissions tests with SSAT practice and ISEE test prep in an exam prep book....

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

The 6 Best College Study Habits

Learn 6 great habits to cultivate when studying in college and get the grades you deserve!...

 

List of Rolling Admissions Schools

Find a list of rolling admission schools in this list from Peterson's....

 

Study Abroad Programs: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity, so take advantage of the most of it by learning these five things before you leave the country....

 

Writing an Undergraduate Research Paper: Keys to Success

Learn how to write academic papers and succeed in your undergrad classes in this article....

 

Reading and Understanding Complex Texts: A Guide for Undergrads

Reading and understanding complex texts is key during your years in college. This article gives you some guidance in comprehension....

 

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...

 

Going to an Online For-Profit College: Tips to Keep in Mind

Online for-profit schools have their own challenges, but you can overcome them with the proper information....

 

Want to Succeed in an Online Class? Consider These 7 Tips

Learn what you can expect when taking an online class in this article....

 

5 disadvantages to consider about online education

For good reason, the Internet is buzzing with positive information about online education. The advantages are numerous, from lower costs to accessibility...

 

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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