Which Is More Important–Grades or Extracurricular Activities?

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

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?

Great College Essays

A great college essay is the key to a great college application. We give you the tools to write a clear, concise, and compelling essay for your application.

Getting Into Top Universities

Mark Montgomery is a college admissions insider: that means he knows the ropes, and can offer invaluable help in your college search.

Expert College Advisor on Touring Universities

Mark explains what to expect from campus tours and universities large and small.

College Admissions Interview–Tips for Success

In another post in a series on how to nail the college admissions interview, Mark offers some general tips for success as you prepare.

Make a Good Impression In Your College Admissions Interview

As part of a continuing series on nailing the college admissions interview, Mark offers some tips on how to make a good impression.

Your Objectives for the College Admissions Interview

Mark continues his tips on how to nail the college admission interview by explaining the student’s objective in preparing for admission.

Financial Aid Primer: #4. Private Education vs. Public Education. Which Will Cost You More?

A private college education doesn’t have to be beyond the reach of most students, even if they are in need of significant financial aid. Read more to learn why students in need of aid should consider both public and private institutions.