Considering Colleges in the South — Coming to Terms With Prejudices

Mark confronts the widespread wariness of attending colleges in the American South with an essay by Jake Bonnell, admissions counselor at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

Choosing a High School or School District To Boost College Admission Chances

Should you move to a different town or state to give your kids a better chance at a selective university? Maybe yes, but probably no.

College Admission Visit to Millsaps in Jackson, Mississippi

I spend about 20% of my time touring around the country getting acquainted with colleges.  Millsaps College had been on my list for quite some time, in part because Loren Pope raves about it in “40 Colleges That Change Lives.” So when a trip to New Orleans to participate in a board retreat for the […]

High GPA or Rigorous Courses? Think Academic Preparedness

As a college consultant, I continue to receive many questions about which is better: taking easier classes and getting a high GPA, or risk losing a few tenths of a point by taking rigorous classes. I’ve started asking others their opinion on this matter. When I was at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, last week, […]