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College Admission Blog
Ally was unfamiliar with the college admissions process and was a habitual procrastinator. With Mark's help she got accepted into Dartmouth and couldn't be happier.Read More »
Mark goes to Dartmouth College to advise students looking for the perfect college that the admissions department is essentially a college's sales and marketing division. Don't take for granted what you hear on tours.Read More »
Many students trying to find the right college view small campus size as a drawback. But when Mark visited Trinity University, he was struck by the sense of community and neighborliness he found at this small institution.Read More »
For those hoping to get accepted to a liberal arts college, Mark details the curriculum of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.Read More »
Mark turned Keita's search for the right college into a journey of self-discovery. He asked tough questions to help Keita discover exactly who he is and reveal himself in his admissions essays.Read More »
A guest post by Amanda Greenhoe of Calvin College describes the myriad reasons students trying to find the right college should consider the Midwest.Read More »
This student was sure he wanted to go to college, but found the process bewildering. Mark helped steer him down the path that was right for him and figure out what it was he needed out of a college.Read More »
Mark helped Alex organize his application materials and write his application essays so that in the end he got into his dream school: Dartmouth College.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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