Is a Particular College a “Suitcase School”? Here’s How to Find Out

A NY Times article mentions that according to a 2012 end-of-year survey by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, 39% of first year students at less selective campuses said they had gone home frequently. As the article indicates, this is a concern at regional campuses and is a trend and culture that […]

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.

Why Choose a Liberal Arts College?

It’s a four-year investment, so you want to get the most out of your college experience. Liberal arts colleges cater to their students with a truly student-focused approach.

Admissions Counselor on Visiting Colleges: Some Care, Some Don’t

Mark shows the personal touch of Lynn University to demonstrate that some colleges really care if you visit, and some really don’t.

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.

College Expert on Lewis & Clark College: An International Liberal Arts Curriculum

For those hoping to get accepted to a liberal arts college, Mark details the curriculum of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

College Admissions Expert on Financial Aid at Private Universities

Mark goes to the University of Miami to illustrate that if you want to get accepted to a great private college and need financial aid, your grades had better match your enthusiasm.

Educational Consultant on Scholarship Strategies

Expert admissions counselor Mark Montgomery goes to the University of Miami to talk about one student’s unusual path to a full-ride scholarship and even an admission offer from an Ivy League school. An inspiring story for anyone trying to find the perfect college. I’m on the campus today of the University of Miami in Coral […]