St. John's College in Santa Fe: Defining the Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts. A Classical Education. Humanism. If this is what you seek, then seek no further than St. John’s College. I spent a couple of hours on its gorgeous campus on the edge of Santa Fe, New Mexico, today. As I got out of my car, I heard the strains of a violin playing […]

GAP Year Programs and College Admission

I was recently talking with a colleague about the merits of students taking a year off between high school and college to do something different, fulfilling, and fun. The GAP year has a long tradition in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Only recently have more American students begun to consider that the rush […]

SAT II Subject Tests Required or Recommended

A colleague in the college counseling business compiled a comprehensive list of the colleges that require or recommend SAT II subject tests.  The list is very helpful and comprehensive.  If you’d like a copy, please contact me.  The author of the list, Cigus Vanni, is a member of the New Jersey Association for College Admissions […]

Summertime Tips Make "Post of the Week"!

One of my recent posts on tips for summer planning for college admission was chosen as “Post of the Week” over the Money Hacks’ “Kids and Money” Carnival.  I’m honored to have been selected among so many excellent submissions to this great carnival. You should check out the Money Hacks! Mark Montgomery College Admission  Advisor

Six Tips For Getting Great Letters of Recommendation For College

A strong LOR is vital to your college application. Getting that outstanding letter of recommendation depends on how you manage the process–and the people.

Yale to Expand

President Richard C. Levin of Yale University has announced that the University will construct two new residential college and “expand its footprint” in New Haven. This expansion will alleviate some overcrowding in the current residential colleges, and it will allow the undergraduate student body to grow by about 13 percent. You can read the announcement […]

Carnival of Kids and Money

Well, this carnival is up a bit late, but it was worth waiting for.  The Carnival of Kids and Money is hosted by the Money Hacks. My favorite posts at this carnival are: Michael presents College Life: Is it Better to Live On-Campus or Off-Campus? posted at Michael Emilio.  It’s a great post that lays […]

Directory of Summer Opportunities and Gap Year Programs

A client asked me the other day where she could find a directory of summer opportunities for high school students. I told her the best resource is maintained by Phillips Andover in Massachusetts. You can find the directory of summer programs here. It includes some excellent “gap year” or “interim year” programs, as well. Mark […]