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What Is a GPA and How Can You Raise It Quickly? Admissions Expert Weighs In

Educational consultant Mark Montgomery describes the math behind a GPA and answers one of life’s great questions: how to raise it so you can get into a great college. TRANSCRIPT: So It’s the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, and I think I’m going to memorialize this day as GPA Day, and the reason for that […]

Do My Test Scores Matter?

Bottom line: while standardized tests are not the only factor in college admissions, they do matter a lot. The more selective the university, the more they matter.

Mark’s Musings on Higher Education

Mark Montgomery, college admissions expert, shares his opinions about navigating high school, the college admissions process, and the world of higher education.

Do My Test Scores Matter?

SAT. ACT. SAT2.  TOEFL.  PSAT.  PLAN. These tests loom large in the college admissions process.  And no other aspect of the process generates as many questions—and anxieties—as the standardized tests. On the one hand, you should not tress too much about your scores.  They are only one element of the entire application, and other elements […]

Educational Consultant on Scholarship Strategies

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 […]