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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 »
Jason was accepted to UCLA with the help of Mark Montgomery, expert educational consultant. He feels that without Mark he wouldn't have had the edge he needed.Read More »
Mark goes to the University of Miami to illustrate that if you want to get accepted to a great private college and need financial aid, your grades had better match your enthusiasm.Read More »
Mark advises that if you're trying to get into a great university and are interested in a music conservatory, consider Lynn.Read More »
Expert admissions counselor Mark Montgomery goes to the University of Miami to talk about one student’s unusual path to a full-ride scholarship and even an admission offer from an Ivy League school. An inspiring story for anyone trying to find the perfect college. I’m on the campus today of the University of Miami in Coral […]Read More »
Mark goes to Stetson University and advises those trying to find the right college to consider fraternities and sororities, whether they're something you want to be a part of or not.Read More »
Mark visits the University of Miami to talk about its high commuter population and how it affects campus life. Something to think about when searching for the perfect college.Read More »
Mark goes to Lynn University to discuss their decision to trade books for iPads. Students interested in getting into a tech-savvy college may want to consider Lynn.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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