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College Admission Blog
Mark advises students not to take "research" at face value when considering a college.Read More »
Mark says the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has every reason to be popular... or does it?Read More »
While the liberal arts have declined in popularity in the past 50 years, part of this decline may be attributed to a misunderstanding of what a liberal education really is. Here are some definitions.Read More »
New Jersey Educational Consultant gives her take on the relationship between applying for financial aid and getting accepted to college. Should you check that "YES" box for financial aid or not?Read More »
Think you know how to write a top-notch "Why our college?" supplemental essay? Andrea Aronson from our New Jersey office, advises students on what NOT to do!Read More »
Andrea Aronson advises do's and don'ts for crafting the "Why Our College?" supplemental essay.Read More »
Mark describes Union College's policy of teaching students how to do research in libraries.Read More »
Mark confronts the widespread wariness of attending colleges in the American South with an essay by Jake Bonnell, admissions counselor at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.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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