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?

College Admissions Expert on Eckerd College: a School Like no Other

Educational consultant Mark Montgomery visits the campus of Eckerd College, a unique and interesting school.

Get Accepted–with Scholarships

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.

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.

Getting Into Top Universities

Mark Montgomery is a college admissions insider: that means he knows the ropes, and can offer invaluable help in your college search.

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.

Educational Consultant on Study Abroad: Get Your Money’s Worth

Mark gives his expert advice on study abroad programs.

Educational Consultant on Medical Schools: Even They Can’t Resist the Liberal Arts

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.