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College Admission Blog
Mark explains what to expect from campus tours and universities large and small.Read More »
Anisha thought getting into college would be simple, but thankfully Mark guided her through the formidable application process.Read More »
Mark reviews Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Read More »
Mark ran a tight ship with Tomas, and in the end Tomas was accepted to Dartmouth.Read More »
When touring a college, don't forget what you're going there to do: study! Mark shows some different types of study spaces in the library of Seattle University.Read More »
Mark helped Aaron discover what he wanted out of college and navigate the daunting world of applications and admissions essays.Read More »
You don't need to be Christian -- or religious at all -- to attend a Jesuit school. Mark explains the expectations and requirements of these great colleges.Read More »
Calvin and his parents are impressed with Mark's personalized service and his passion to find a college that's an excellent fit.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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