How Do I Calculate My Real GPA?

Your GPA is the most important aspect of your college application. Do you know how to calculate it the way that college admissions officers do? Is your GPA inflated and full of fluff? Or does it reflect academic rigor? Learn the facts.

Is It “Easier” to Get In If You Apply Early Decision?

Everyone wants to do whatever they can to get into the college of their choice. Does applying Early Decision actually help the cause?

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.

Colorado High Schools of Students Who Got Great College Advice

Colorado high school students get Great College Advice from admissions expert in Denver.

Educational Consultant Visits Lynn University, a True International School

Mark visits Lynn University, a school in Florida with a very cosmopolitan student body.

College Expert on Saving Money Lynn University Style

Mark discusses Lynn University’s innovative approach to helping its students save money.

Educational Consultant Warns of College Spin

Mark goes to Dartmouth College to advise students looking for the perfect college that the admissions department is essentially a college’s sales and marketing division. Don’t take for granted what you hear on tours.

Educational Consultant on the Sense of Community on Small Campuses

Many students trying to find the right college view small campus size as a drawback. But when Mark visited Trinity University, he was struck by the sense of community and neighborliness he found at this small institution.

How Midwest Colleges Set Students Up for Success

A guest post by Amanda Greenhoe of Calvin College describes the myriad reasons students trying to find the right college should consider the Midwest.