Asking Right Questions of Unsuspecting People

When visiting a college campus, it is often difficult to get a straight answer from people in the admissions office about student life. So if you really want to learn what students are like, you need to ask random people, like the people working the counters at the cafes and bookstores. Ask them about whether students are intellectually serious or more interested in partying. You’ll often get a straight answer from people who really have no vested interest in giving you the “party line.” So if you want the straight scoop about a college campus, ask the right questions of unsuspecting people. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn.

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 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.

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.

Help For First-Generation College Applicants

Mark shares an article with advice for first-generation college applicants navigating the admission process.

College Admissions Coach Visits Caltech

Mark visits the California Institute of Technology, or Caltech, to discuss this incredibly exclusive school.

College Admissions Expert Interviews Campus Tour Guide

Mark interviews Nathan, a tour guide at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

Educational Consultant on Co-Ed Bathrooms: You Get Used to ‘Em

Mark takes the mystique out of co-ed bathrooms, which are being adopted by many schools with no apparent ill effect.