College Admission is Getting Less Competitive?

Surprise! An article published on Inside Higher Ed discusses data released by the National Association for College and Admission Counseling that shows that the acceptance rate at four-year colleges has actually declined! Is this good new for admission candidates? Well yes, but don’t get too excited. You still need to work hard on your applications! […]

Stressed About College Applications?

Going through the college application process can be extremely stressful.  You may feel like it as taken over your life.  As with any stressful life situation, it is important to take a step back and gain some perspective every once in a while. One reason you may be stressed is because you are on information […]

Early Decision or Regular Decision: Which is Better?

Does the early bird get the worm? This is the time of year when I get calls from parents and students asking whether they should apply to college via early decision or regular decision. This decision is a very important one, especially if you are considering some of the more selective colleges and universities in […]

To Gap Year or Not?

Parents may not like it, but some students just are not ready for college immediately after high school.  You may want to travel the world, volunteer for your favorite non-profit or save up some extra cash so you have one less thing to stress out about.  Whatever the reason, many students are deciding to take […]

Carnival of College Admission's Newest Edition

The Carnival of College Admission is a biweekly compendium of blog posts focused on the transition from high school to college.  The current edition is hosted by Eric Perron at Dream Strategy.  Have a look at the latest and greatest from the admissions blogosphere. Mark Montgomery Educational Consultant and Blogger

Taking Out a Student Loan? Listen To This First!

OnPoint, a radio production of WBUR and NPR, ran a story this past week  called The Dark Side of Student Loans. The featured guest is Alan Michael Collinge, founder of and author of the new book “The Student Loan Scam: The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History – and How We Can Fight Back.” Publisher’s […]

Six More Colleges Join the Universal College Application

I learned today that the Universal College Application now has over 60 institutions that accept its online application. This is a good start, and builds upon momentum that I wrote about a while back. I’m glad that the Common Application’s monopoly on online submissions may be ending. And further developments from CollegeZapps may render both […]