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College Admission Blog
Jake Bonnell, admission counselor at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, writes about his great experience getting a Liberal Arts education at Ohio Wesleyan University.Read More »
Mark visits Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to showcase its energetic campus.Read More »
Mark lends his expertise to advice on taking double majors at liberal arts colleges: it's best not to narrow your focus to the details of two separate majors, but to take one major and get the whole picture.Read More »
Mark helped Nikita find her way through the "world of choices" on her journey to find the right college.Read More »
Mark advises students to consider a college carefully before applying early decision.Read More »
Mark talks about Bates College's 4-4-1 scheduling program.Read More »
Mark talks about the outdoor opportunities offered by attending Bates College.Read More »
Marks goes to the campus of Bates College to talk about its long-standing ethos of diversity and tolerance.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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