When To Talk to Kids About Student Debt

When should you talk to your kids about student debt? As soon as possible. Don’t wait until they are about to graduate. Some debt is good. Some debt amounts to an anvil around a young person’s neck.

Community Service for the College Application? Look at the YMCA.

Families often ask me for guidance on selecting the best community service and leadership development programs for their students. I recently came across a program organized by the local YMCA in my area that illustrates how easy it really is for students to get involved in community service. However, too often community service is just […]

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.

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 Keeps Student Organized on Journey to Dartmouth

Ali was a habitual procrastinator. With the help of college admissions expert Mark Montgomery, she got accepted into Dartmouth and couldn’t be happier.

Admissions Counselor on the Mission of Liberal Arts

Educational consultant Mark Montgomery describes the mission of a liberal arts education: to prepare the student not for a job, but for the world at large.