The short answer is yes. I’ve worked with a number of students who had bad grades in high school, but went on to do well in college. I’ve also worked with a few, however, who weren’t quite ready for prime time. So while the answer is yes, a student with bad grades can still go […]
Why hire an educational consultant? Because you get personalized attention, alleviate stress, gain a competitive edge, eliminate confusion, and (best of all) you can SAVE MONEY!
Many experts come up with a formula to answer this question. I hear counselors say something like this all the time: 3 “stretches”, 5 “targets,” and 2 “safeties.” But the number of applications depends entirely on who you are and what you want. If you think things through carefully, perhaps you will need to apply to only one!
It is not too late for seniors to consider admission to UK universities! A number of UK institutions are on the Common Application, but many more are only available through UCAS, the primary application used in the UK.
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.
For those trying to get into the Ivy League, Mark has some input on this relatively small, conservative, and outdoorsy Ivy League institution.
Mark explains that if you want to get accepted to an Ivy League college and study business as an undergraduate, you may need to broaden your horizons.
Alex Purdy created a short video to explain why she left her sorority. It is a powerful critique of what is wrong on college campuses today. It adds to the debate about sex on campus (consensual and otherwise) and calls upon women leaders to focus on what is really important in female empowerment. Creating a […]
Mark takes a quick look at the changes to the ACT writing prompts with help from his friends at ArborBridge.
Mark points to a story from Foreign Policy magazine, in which he was quoted about the new wave of Chinese students studying on American campuses.