College Admission Requirements & College Applications

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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 help you plan for each step in the process.

Kaplan College - Excellence and Opportunity

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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 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....

Letters of Recommendation and College Interviews

Articles about how to ask for and obtain a letter of recommendation, how to write one yourself, and what a letter means for college applications....

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...


Early Decision and Early Application

Read about early application and early decision, why some Ivy League schools no longer use it, and how it can help benefit your application to the school...

The Financial Aid Effect on Early Decision and Early Application

So, there it is. You have your early acceptance letter from your dream school in your hand. You’re set to enroll. All that’s left to do is...

Saying Goodbye to Early Decision

For years, Ivy League schools have beckoned to thousands of students as the creme de la creme of the college world, inspiring them to achieve astronomical...

College Prep: You and Your Credentials

Read about building your credentials to ensure you get into the private school you want. Find test prep information, how to write your resume, and more...

SSAT Practice Test

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

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....


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Looking for practical education designed to ensure your professional success in health care? Kaplan College is exactly what you need....

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...

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....

Kaplan College - Excellence and Opportunity

Looking for practical education designed to ensure your professional success in health care? Kaplan College is exactly what you need....

College Admission Requirements

College admissions can be a harrowing experience to undergo, but it's easier with these articles, each created to help you get over the hurdles of applying...

High School Seniors – Begin the School Year Thinking About College

As a high school senior, it's important that you get an early start on college admissions, preferably in September of your senior year (if not sooner)....


Application Essay

Read about writing your application essay and get college application essay tips with these articles from Peterson's....

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...

Tackling Tough Essay Questions

So, in our last article in this set, we talked a bit about some strange essay prompts, and how you could deal with them....

Online degrees in Fire Science

If you are considering a career as a firefighter, remember that the safety – often the very lives – of your coworkers, and the general public...

Online degrees in accounting

Accounting degrees online are becoming more popular as the ability to study and graduate with degrees in accounting become easier....

Online degrees in sports management

Sports management degrees essentially cover any career in sports that that does not involve being a player or a coach. If you live and breathe sports and...


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? First of all, the burnout factor can...

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

If your child is hesitating to pack up and head off to college right away, it's not unusual. For a variety of reasons, many students take a break for a...

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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