Students and Parents: How to Find the College that Fits

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More than 1,000 high schools are discovering the benefits of comprehensive and expert college planning guidance with Peterson's StudentEdge.

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Students are excited to use StudentEdge because they trust that it will help them achieve their education goals.

College planning can be overwhelming, but with expert guidance from StudentEdge, students, parents, and educators at more than 1,000 public and private high schools around the country are now managing the process successfully, and even having some fun along the way. Peterson's StudentEdge is a comprehensive online college-planning resource center with recently upgraded features specifically designed to empower students to identify and pursue their education goals.

"We put 40 years of experience and expertise into StudentEdge to help students find the college that fits," said Stephen Clemente, President of Peterson's, a leading education content provider in the United States. "As students move through the search and selection process in StudentEdge for their ideal school, they are prompted to find the 'fit' that meets their academic, social, and financial criteria."

The step-by-step guidance provided by StudentEdge begins with personalized task lists and timelines for each student at each grade level so that high school students can move confidently toward identifying their top-choice schools. A personalized "progress meter" within the program keeps track of students' college planning accomplishments and encourages them to stay on top of their to-do lists.

"StudentEdge has opened up a world of opportunities for high school students in Oklahoma by providing access to high-quality education planning resources," said Kathy Robinson, President and CEO of SCHOOLWARE in Durant, OK. "Students are excited to use StudentEdge because they trust that it will help them achieve their education goals."

To facilitate the academic preparation students may need to get into the school that best fits their needs, StudentEdge includes full-length practice tests for the SAT*, ACT®, PSAT*, and AP* exams, as well as complete online courses for major college admission tests.

Online courses for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT provide individualized lesson plans, quizzes, and guidance based on pre-test results that identify students' academic strengths and weaknesses. Whether students have months or a few weeks to prepare for tests, StudentEdge will customize the length of the course to meet their needs.

In addition to utilizing a variety of college search and selection tools, students and families can also search tuition information, browse an $8 billion scholarship database, analyze financial aid awards, and estimate how much they need to save for college.

For more information about how to get StudentEdge into your school free of charge, write to studentedge(at)

About Peterson's, a Nelnet company
Peterson's Nelnet, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., is a leading provider of college planning solutions in print and online for students, families, schools, and educators in the areas of test preparation, admissions, financial aid, and career guidance.

*SAT, PSAT, and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board. ACT® is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. The College Board and ACT, Inc., were not involved in the product of, and do not endorse, this product.


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