Which Is More Important–Grades or Extracurricular Activities?

Colleges value extracurricular activities in the admissions process. But they value good grades even more.

Which Athletes Get the Biggest Scholarships?

In the sports-obsessed United States, many families assume that the ticket to a hefty college scholarship is athletic prowess on the field, on the court, or in the pool. Not so.

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 […]

Must I Do Community Service to Get Into a Good College?

Colleges value community service in the admissions process. But not everyone must do community service to get into college.

Do My Test Scores Matter?

Bottom line: while standardized tests are not the only factor in college admissions, they do matter a lot. The more selective the university, the more they matter.

Finding Oneself in the Liberal Arts

An international student describes the difficulties of his complex origins, and the solace he found in a liberal arts major.

Lehigh University Plans Building Boom as St. Joseph’s College Closes

Lehigh University aims to grow, while St. Joseph’s College closes its doors.

Educational Consultant on Trinity University’s Innovative New Curriculum

Mark Montgomery, college admissions expert, talks about the new curriculum at Trinity University, designed to give students a well-rounded liberal arts education.

Student Gets into First-Choice Ivy League School with Help of Educational Consultant

Despite her anxieties about an imperfect GPA, Sofia got into her first-choice college with help from educational consultant Mark Montgomery.