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Student Finds Perfect College With Help of Expert College Counselor in Denver

It’s so fun to hear from students who have successfully found the perfect college…a place that really fits their academic and personal interests and abilities. This short video was created by one of my former students who is now at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.  His family hired me as their college counselor to help […]

Want To Be An Architect? Study the Liberal Arts!

A client of mine is a budding architect.  He is taking an independent study in architecture at his high school, and has become very enthusiastic about the possibility of turning his interest into a career. But he is unsure about what road to take as an undergraduate.  Should he look for universities that offer a […]

Menlo College: A Tiny, Focused Business College in Silicon Valley

Last week I was able to visit Menlo College in Atherton, California.  I was part of a tour organized by the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Our tour began with a fine lunch in the dining hall—where the food is organic and the head of dining services has a commitment to serving local products, when possible.  […]

Study in the USA from Guangzhou, China

During a recent trip to Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, I met with hundreds of students and their parents to explain the American higher education system.  I participated in college fairs, presented at education expos, and gave lectures. As this short video explains, there is a dearth of good information about how to study in […]

Liberal Arts Colleges–The Educational Advantages

During my recent visit to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, I asked the director of admission, Mathew Cox, his views on the advantages of a liberal arts education. Here is his response. Mark Montgomery College Consultant Amazon.com Widgets Technorati Tags: college, liberal arts, admission, small, selection, choose, choice, decision, Millsaps, Jackson, Mississippi Del.icio.us Tags: college, […]

Millsaps College–Distinctive Features and Admissions Priorities

I recently visited Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, to find out for myself why this small, liberal arts college is included in Loren Pope’s book, 40 Colleges That Change Lives.  I was able to spend some time talking to the director of admission, Mr. Mathew Cox. This short video highlights three distinctive features of Millsaps.  […]

Montgomery guides students, parents though college admissions maze

Montgomery Guides Students, Parents Through College Admissions Maze by Rosemary Fetter The Villager Newspaper 9 October 2008, p. 26   Reprinted with permission.   For many high school students and their parents, selecting the right college can be very confusing and even anxiety producing.  There are so many choices to be made:  Public or private […]