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Expert Educational Consultant Finds Right College for Hong Kong Student

Calvin and his parents are impressed with Mark's personalized service and his passion to find a college that's an excellent fit.

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Choosing a Major and University Admission in the United States

Must you choose a college major before applying for university admission? Not at the University of Washington. Mark explains in this video.

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Harvard Student Thankful For Gap Year Experience

In this guest post, Colin Smith, a Harvard College junior, shares his experiences in taking a gap year between high school and college.

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The Dark Underside of Community Service in the Quest for College Admission

Is community service in a developing country a good idea for improving your college application? Is it a good idea for the poor people the teens may serve? The answer may be "No" to both questions.

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Bad Grades Can Still Get You Into College–At a Price

Students with bad grades, low GPA, and low SAT and ACT test scores can still get into college. But can they graduate? Can they get financial aid? Mark responds to an inquiry from a student who wants it "honest and straight."

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The Ups and Downs of Ivy League Admissions

A recent post in the New York Times illustrated which Ivy League universities had more applications this past year, and which ones had fewer. Which college came out on top?

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Rejected at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Princeton & Yale? Happy April!

April is the month of rejection from Ivy League universities. With college acceptance rates at all time low, it's important to keep your focus on what's really important in life.

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Are Fraternities and Sororities Essential Elements of Campus Life? Or Dangerous Anachronisms?

Mark reviews a recent article from The Atlantic about the dangers of belonging to a fraternity. And no, the danger is related to neither alcohol or sex. Read it!

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Denver College Admission Expert Quoted in Money Magazine

Denver College Consultant Mark Montgomery is quoted in Money Magazine about the nightmare of getting into your dream college, only to discover you cannot afford it.

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Student Surprised and Satisfied with Great College Advice

A Colorado student worked with Mark Montgomery on his college selection and admissions plan. Here the student shares his experience and offers advice on how best to work with Mark.

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