College Admissions Expert Explains Why “Free Perks” Aren’t So Free

Mark goes to Rollins College and explains that when you’re considering accepting a college’s admissions offer, remember that the “free” perks aren’t really so free.

Get Accepted–with Scholarships

Mark Montgomery, expert educational consultant, uses his insider knowledge of the college admissions process to help you navigate the world of scholarships and save money on tuition.

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.”

Denver College Admission Expert Quoted in Money Magazine

Denver College Consultant Mark Montgomery is quoted in Money Magazine about the nightmare of getting into your dream college, only to discover you cannot afford it.

Forbes, Payscale, and Calculating the Value of a College Major

Mark’s looks at a recent article critiquing Payscale’s data on “return on investment” for America’s colleges and universities.

Grades and GPA Don’t Necessarily Reflect Knowledge

Does your GPA reflect the knowledge you gained in a class? The answer, according to an article recently published by the Association of Middle Level Education, is probably not. Teachers rely on grade point averages for the sake of simplicity, not because these averages reflect mastery of material.

Accepted Early Decision? Time to Notify Your Other Schools!

Now that you’ve been accepted Early Decision at your school of choice, what should you do about your other applications? Read on for advice on how to communicate with your remaining schools.

My Top Websites for Financial Aid Information

Need to understand the sometimes murky world of financial aid? Here’s an invaluable list of websites that can help you out!

Demystifying the CSS Profile

Financial aid applications can be overwhelming and confusing! Here’s what you need to know about the CSS Profile and the process of completing it on time.