In this guest post, Colin Smith, a Harvard College junior, shares his experiences in taking a gap year between high school and college.
It can be tough to figure out how to demonstrate your character in an essay. Mark gives some tips.
Have you ever had a closely-held belief challenged? Mark gives you some ideas on how to write about it.
You know all about being a teenager, but how do you write about it? Mark gives some tips.
How should you address the “topic of your choice” essay on the Coalition college application? Mark offers some tips.
What’s the best and worst about working with educational consultant Mark Montgomery? A student shares his insights.
Mark reflects on whether kids today are smarter and more talented than Ivy League applicants of the past. His answer: no.
When visiting a college campus, it is often difficult to get a straight answer from people in the admissions office about student life. So if you really want to learn what students are like, you need to ask random people, like the people working the counters at the cafes and bookstores. Ask them about whether students are intellectually serious or more interested in partying. You’ll often get a straight answer from people who really have no vested interest in giving you the “party line.” So if you want the straight scoop about a college campus, ask the right questions of unsuspecting people. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn.
While many students celebrate April 1 and the release of college decisions, students who were not admitted into their school of choice may have a different feeling. For some students (and parents) the disappointment that comes with a refusal may lead to the desire to take action and appeal the denial decision. Does this sound […]
Early decision vs regular decision. Which is better? Does early decision give you a better chance? What about early action vs early decision? which is better? This article from a college admissions expert gives you answers.