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Twitter Chat on College Admissions for HS Seniors on August 24

College Admission Expert Shares What High School Seniors Need to Know Now

Mark Montgomery, PhD to provide a check list of action items for high school seniors on August 24, 2010 at 6 pm Pacific/ 9 pm Eastern on #CollegeChat via Twitter

Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 2010—Mark Montgomery, PhD, a college admissions expert and president of Montgomery Educational Consulting (, will provide parents and high school seniors with a check list of action items they need to do in preparation for applying to college on #CollegeChat on Twitter on August 24, 2010 at 6 pm Pacific/ 9 pm Eastern, Theresa Smith, principal of Pathway Communications and moderator of #CollegeChat announced today.Twitter Logo

As high school seniors head back for their last year in high school, many are unsure of all the key steps they need to take in order to successfully apply for college. During the upcoming live #TwitterChat, Montgomery ( will address and help prioritize high school seniors’ action items including:

  • Understand the financial aid process, so you understand how aid packages are constructed and how that will affect you
  • Find out from your parents how much is in the college fund
  • Create a college list that provide a great education at your family’s affordable budget
  • Keep up your grades and maintain a challenging course load
  • Determine if applying either Early Action or Early Decision is a help or hindrance
  • Get started early on those essays and other components of applications
  • Consider whether you need to take one more round of standardized tests
  • Stay active and involved

Mark Montgomery, PhD, is president of Montgomery Educational Consulting, a full-service educational planning company that can help students at all levels of academic performance to find the colleges that suit their abilities and aspirations.

Montgomery is a college insider who uses his knowledge of schools and experience as a professor and administrator to advise students and their families. He is a former associate dean at the University of Denver, admissions counselor for Fort Lewis College, external evaluator for teaching and learning programs at other universities, including the Yale University and University of Kansas. Montgomery has also been a college professor at the University of Denver, won a teaching award from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, instructed at Harvard University, and been a high school teacher at Saint Mary’s Academy in Denver and a Fulbright teacher in France, and been awarded a leadership award from the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT). He is a member of a number of professional associations including the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA, Associate Member), Colorado Council on High School/College Relations (CCHS/CR), and the Rocky Mountain Association of College Admissions Counselors (RMACAC).

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In order to participate in the chat, attendees will need to have a Twitter account.  To sign up for a Twitter account, go to http:// The easiest way to follow the chat is to use TweetChat ( Simply log in to TweetChat with your Twitter information (email or username followed by password) and then enter in CollegeChat without the “#” and you will be placed into the chat room with only those participating in #CollegeChat. More detailed information about signing up for Twitter and using TweetChat can be found at .


About #CollegeChat

#CollegeChat is a live bi-monthly conversation intended for teens, college students, parents, and higher education experts on Twitter. Questions for each #CollegeChat edition can be sent to Theresa Smith, the moderator of #CollegeChat via , by entering questions online on the CollegeChat Facebook page at , or by email. CollegeChat can also be found on Twitter at .

About Pathway Communications

Pathway Communications is a Los Angeles based public relations and social media consultancy that has helped put both emerging small and medium sized companies targeting a number of industries — including higher education, financial services, bio-technology, manufacturing, technology and e-commerce –on the map and at the forefront of the conversation. Pathway Communications’ clients have stretched from the Silicon Valley to the East Coast. More information can be found at http://, by phone at 818-704-8481, or by email. Pathway is on Twitter at



Mark Montgomery
Educational Consultant




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