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College Admission Blog
A student from New Hampshire learned about Mark Montgomery by chance while touring college campuses. After several months of working together, the student realized his dream of being accepted to Dartmouth. Here he describes his experience working with Mark.Read More »
Mark received a holiday message from the proud mom of a Yale undergraduates, thanking him for his help with the college admissions process.Read More »
In the final post in a series on nailing the college admissions interview, an educational consultant explains how to follow up with the admissions office.Read More »
In another post in a series on how to nail the college admissions interview, Mark offers some general tips for success as you prepare.Read More »
As part of a continuing series on nailing the college admissions interview, Mark offers some tips on how to make a good impression.Read More »
Mark continues his tips on how to nail the college admission interview by explaining the student's objective in preparing for admission.Read More »
Mark continues his advice on how to nail the college admissions interview by describing the types of interviews--as well as the types of interviewers.Read More »
Interviews are an important element of the admissions process. In the first in a series of posts on nailing the admissions interview, Mark explains why colleges offer interviews in the application process.Read More »
College Admissions FAQ
Answers to common questions about the admissions process, applications, essays, and more.
- What Do I Need to Know About SAT Subject Tests?
- Is It “Easier” to Get In If You Apply Early Decision?
- How Are Merit-Based Scholarships Awarded?
- Do College Essays Matter?
- Why Hire An Educational Consultant?
- How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?
- Early Decision or Regular Decision: Which is Better?
- SAT vs. ACT: What is the Real Difference?
- Do Your Students Get Into Their First Choice College?
- Accepted or Rejected? The Envelope Please….
- How Do I Calculate My "Real" GPA?
- If My Grades Are Bad, Can I Still Go To College?
- Division I vs. Division III: Sports as a Job, or Scholar-Athlete?
- Which is Better: AP or IB?
- Higher GPA or Harder Courses?
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