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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 […]

What’s the Easiest Way to Get a College Scholarship?

Get Good Grades. It’s true.  In the realm of college admissions, it’s the geeks who get the biggest scholarships. But wait.  Don’t the jocks get the biggest scholarships?  Well, sometimes that’s true.  If you play hoops well enough to be recruited by the Georgetown Hoyas, then you’ve got a ticket to ride.  Or if you […]

Educational Consultant Warns of College Spin

Mark goes to Dartmouth College to advise students looking for the perfect college that the admissions department is essentially a college's sales and marketing division. Don't take for granted what you hear on tours.