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College Admission Blog
Mark takes a quick look at the changes to the ACT writing prompts with help from his friends at ArborBridge.Read More »
Mark points to a story from Foreign Policy magazine, in which he was quoted about the new wave of Chinese students studying on American campuses.Read More »
NJ college counselor's stories of athletic recruiting continue with the tale of a women's soccer goalie who put academic fit before athletic fit.Read More »
Mark gives his expert advice on study abroad programs.Read More »
Mark shares John Oliver's video that takes down the system of standardized testing in the US.Read More »
Mark discusses the newer requirements of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): be prepared to understand not just how to cure your patients, but the socioeconomic context of their ailments as well.Read More »
Andrea brings to light another story of athletic recruiting. This time, it's about field hockey and a lesson learned about patience with the process.Read More »
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Answers to common questions about the admissions process, applications, essays, and more.
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- 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?
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