College Application

Find out what happens behind closed doors in application reviews, how to use the Common Application, and what to do if you're applying for college last minute with these articles from Peterson's.

Be Sure That You Submit Your College Applications in Full and On Time

Getting your college applications in on time and in full is stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Read more about how to get it all ready before your deadlines.

By Brian Pivik updated on August 11, 2015

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 September 11, 2013

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 August 27, 2013

The College Application: Behind Closed Doors

What happens to your college application when it reaches the admission office? Who reads it? What will they think? How will they decide? Surprisingly, the answers aren't that simple.

By Peter Van Buskirk updated on January 31, 2013

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College Application Form Tips

Filling out one college application form after another can be daunting, especially when you're trying to make a good impression upon the admission committees and get everything done on a deadline.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 31, 2013

Using the Common Application as Your College Application

The Common Application for college is a time saving tool accepted by more and more schools each year — public, private, large, and small.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Last-Minute College Application Tips

Applications are highly evolved documents, based on numerous admission deans asking themselves if they're asking you the right questions. For that reason, how you fill out an application is almost as important as the information you include.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Online College Application Tips

When it comes time to choose which schools will receive your college application and when you'll send it, you can also choose how you're going to send it — online or by regular mail. Is one type of application better than the other?

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Your College Application: Key Elements

College applications have many key elements that students need to complete in order to help themselves stand out. Essays, interviews, letters, portfolios, and the college application form itself can help you to present yourself successfully and personally.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Your College Application: Get a Head Start

Even if you're not applying to college under Early Decision or Early Action, getting an early start on your college applications is a smart idea.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Ask the Experts: College Application

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

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 27, 2013
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