College Admissions Counselor on Campus Culture: Who Are Your Peeps?

Mark speaks from the campus of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, about the importance of finding a college whose culture will fit with you.

Educational Consultant on Bates 3 of 5: A Welcoming Community

Marks goes to the campus of Bates College to talk about its long-standing ethos of diversity and tolerance.

Educational Consultant on Bates 2 of 5: Its Role in Its Community

At Bates College, students have many opportunities to participate in the surrounding community.

Educational Consultant on Bates 1 of 5: The Senior Thesis / Capstone

Mark visits Bates College to talk about its required senior thesis and capstone projects.

Hate the SAT and ACT? Me Too, But Colleges Still Love These Tests

Perhaps the most vexing aspect of college admissions in the United States today is the use and abuse of standardized tests.¬† While there is no solid research to support their pivotal role in determining who is accepted and who is rejected by the nation’s colleges and universities, the fact is that they are a competitive […]

Parents Prep for College

As we enter the latter half of the summer, and my graduating seniors prepare to depart for college, parents are preparing for that day in your own ways. ¬†Some parents are going into mourning, while others are doing a little happy dance. I came across this feature in the Boston Globe, which gives some perspective […]