When applying to college, how much does it really help to be a legacy?
Each Ivy League university is different. One of Dartmouth’s distinctive features is its year-round calendar.
Dartmouth has the highest rate of participation in study abroad of all the Ivies. But it’s quality that counts (and Dartmouth has that, too!).
Montgomery Educational Consulting is pleased to announce that Juliet Giglio, M.F.A. has become a Senior Associate with the firm and will head up the Los Angeles office. Juliet is an Ivy League graduate who knows how to turn an academic experience into a performing arts career. A professional screenwriter and member of the Writers Guild […]
From our humor files, we bring you expert Educational Consultant, Mr. Stephen Colbert, who has advice for acing the SAT tests–and other aspects of college admission.
Who doesn’t love a compliment? Yesterday afternoon I received a nice note from the mother of one of my clients who was accepted early to Dartmouth. He’s smart, talented, and fun to hang around. I enjoyed working with him on his essays. Apparently, he felt good about the experience, too. Here’s what his mom had […]
Sometimes people think that an Ivy League education will guarantee success in life. Well, it all depends on your vision of success. Ted Pascoe and I attended Dartmouth around the same time. Now he’s homeless. By choice. Sometimes you just have to take a stand. The non-profit program Ted runs for homeless seniors in Denver […]
An opinion piece by John F. Wasik published yesterday at Bloomberg.com argues that the high tuition cost of Harvard and other high-priced colleges isn’t worth the money. Clearly, an elite, private education is a lot of money. But the argument that it’s a waste of money is impossible to refute. It’s equally futile to argue […]
Is an Ivy League education worth it? Statistically, it might be–depending on what statistics we’re talking about, and how those numbers are used. A study by PayScale, described on the New York Times Economix Blog, indicates that graduates of some elite colleges make more than peers from other colleges. I spend a lot of time […]
The Wall Street Journal came up with a neat trick: asking college presidents to write essays from the application to their own college. Tough assignment!. The results were reported the other day in an article entitled, “Holding College Chiefs to Their Words”. It’s a good read, and a helpful tonic to high school juniors who […]