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How to Choose the Best College For You?

With over 4,000 colleges in the USA, how do you know which one is the perfect fit for you? College admissions expert Mark Montgomery will use his encyclopedic knowledge of American colleges to guide you to the right direction.

Great College Essays

A great college essay is the key to a great college application. We give you the tools to write a clear, concise, and compelling essay for your application.

Get Accepted–with Scholarships

Mark Montgomery, expert educational consultant, uses his insider knowledge of the college admissions process to help you navigate the world of scholarships and save money on tuition.

Asking Right Questions of Unsuspecting People

When visiting a college campus, it is often difficult to get a straight answer from people in the admissions office about student life. So if you really want to learn what students are like, you need to ask random people, like the people working the counters at the cafes and bookstores. Ask them about whether students are intellectually serious or more interested in partying. You'll often get a straight answer from people who really have no vested interest in giving you the "party line." So if you want the straight scoop about a college campus, ask the right questions of unsuspecting people. You'll be surprised how much you can learn.

When Should You Appeal a College Admissions Decision?

While many students celebrate April 1 and the release of college decisions, students who were not admitted into their school of choice  may have a different feeling. For some students (and parents) the disappointment that comes with a refusal may lead to the desire to take action and appeal the denial decision. Does this sound […]

Early Decision or Regular Decision: Which is Better?

Does the early bird get the worm? This is the time of year when I get calls from parents and students asking whether they should apply to college via early decision or regular decision. This decision is a very important one, especially if you are considering some of the more selective colleges and universities in […]