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!
Everyone wants to do whatever they can to get into the college of their choice. Does applying Early Decision actually help the cause?
Educational consultant Mark Montgomery visits the campus of Eckerd College, a unique and interesting school.
Mark Montgomery, expert educational consultant, uses his insider knowledge of the college admissions process to help you navigate the world of scholarships and save money on tuition.
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.
Mark Montgomery is a college admissions insider: that means he knows the ropes, and can offer invaluable help in your college search.
Mark takes a quick look at the changes to the ACT writing prompts with help from his friends at ArborBridge.
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.
Mark gives his expert advice on study abroad programs.
Mark discusses the newer requirements of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): be prepared to understand not just how to cure your patients, but the socioeconomic context of their ailments as well.