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Accepted to Dartmouth Thanks to Great College Advice

Mark ran a tight ship with Tomas, and in the end Tomas was accepted to Dartmouth.

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College Study Spaces: More Important Than You May Think

When touring a college, don't forget what you're going there to do: study! Mark shows some different types of study spaces in the library of Seattle University.

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Great College Advice Helps Student Find the Perfect University

Mark helped Aaron discover what he wanted out of college and navigate the daunting world of applications and admissions essays.

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The Philosophy Behind Jesuit Schools

You don't need to be Christian -- or religious at all -- to attend a Jesuit school. Mark explains the expectations and requirements of these great colleges.

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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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