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College Admission Blog
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 »
Mark shares an article with advice for first-generation college applicants navigating the admission process.Read More »
Are you interested in being recruited as a college lacrosse player? Andrea Aronson brings you first-hand stories and lessons from a lacrosse recruit who has just been through the process.Read More »
Mark Montgomery, discusses admitted student events, or yield events, and the steadily increasing sophistication of these events. In an article for the GWU student newpapers that admissions offers might even consider offering booze cruises for their admitted students. But then that would be ridiculous.Read More »
Mark highlights a recent study of the most popular majors in each state.Read More »
College Admissions FAQ
Answers to common questions about the admissions process, applications, essays, and more.
- Does Applying for Financial Aid Hurt My College Admissions Chances?
- 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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Good communication with admissions counselors can make or break it for some students. Know when to make the right moves and how to avoid stepping on toes.
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Summer is a good time to relax and recharge--and prepare for the college admissions process. Learn what you can do to give yourself an edge (and have fun, too!).