If My Grades Are Bad, Can I Still Go To College?

The short answer is yes.  I’ve worked with a number of students who had bad grades in high school, but went on to do well in college.  I’ve also worked with a few, however, who weren’t quite ready for prime time. So while the answer is yes, a student with bad grades can still go […]

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

Many experts come up with a formula to answer this question. I hear counselors say something like this all the time: 3 “stretches”, 5 “targets,” and 2 “safeties.” But the number of applications depends entirely on who you are and what you want. If you think things through carefully, perhaps you will need to apply to only one!

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?

Get Into the Best Colleges For You

College admissions expert Mark Montgomery can help you find the college of your dreams, and will use his insider knowledge to guide you through the admissions process.

College Admission and Foreign Policy: Chinese Students in America

Mark points to a story from Foreign Policy magazine, in which he was quoted about the new wave of Chinese students studying on American campuses.

International Student Immigration Issues: H1b Quota Met as of April 7th and Lessons Learned

Laurie Woog, an attorney who focuses on immigration and naturalization law, gives insight into the H1B cap and why college and graduate students need to hurry up when filing.

Educational Consultant Talks About the Ugly Side of Campuses

Marks visits some of Vassar College’s more slapdash housing developments to illustrate that not all of a given campus reflects its showcase buildings.

Expert Educational Consultant on the Liberal Arts Versus Professional Training

Mark goes to Ithaca College to talk about the difference between liberal arts colleges and more modern institutions, like Ithaca, that focus more on professional training.