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  • Weighted GPA or Unweighted GPA?
    by Mark Montgomery on April 4, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Weighted GPA vs Unweighted GPA? How do you calculate GPA for college? This article explains. The post Weighted GPA or Unweighted GPA? first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • Top Five Tips For College Fairs
    by Mark Montgomery on March 1, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Spring college fairs are here. Read these five tips for making the most of your college fair experience. The post Top Five Tips For College Fairs first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • Dance With An Admissions Officer: Eight Steps to Get You Admitted to College
    by Mark Montgomery on March 1, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Good communication with admissions counselors can make or break it for some students. Know when to make the right moves and how to avoid stepping on toes. The post Dance With An Admissions Officer: Eight Steps to Get You Admitted to College first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • Community College vs. University: A Personal Educational Discovery
    by Mark Montgomery on February 15, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    Which is better, community college or university? A student who has done both tackles this question from her own perspective as a student at both Tufts University and Montgomery County Community College. It's a very interesting and personal story you'll want to read. The post Community College vs. University: A Personal Educational Discovery first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • How to Get Great Teacher Recommendation Letters in the Weird World of Covid
    by Pam Gentry on February 11, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    How do you get great teacher recommendation letters in Covid? How can you ensure that teachers present you in the best possible light when they usually see you in your jammies on Zoom? Read these tips from a college admissions expert on how to impress your teacher and get great recommendation letters for college. The post How to Get Great Teacher Recommendation Letters in the Weird World of Covid first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • The Demise of the SAT2 Subject Tests: Good News or Bad News for College Admission?
    by Mark Montgomery on January 21, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Hooray! The SAT2 Subject Tests are dead! But what does this news really mean for admission to highly selective colleges like the Ivy League? What will it mean for the colleges, for high schools, and for the College Board? A top college admission advisor prognosticates. The post The Demise of the SAT2 Subject Tests: Good News or Bad News for College Admission? first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • Why Student Debt Is So Excessive – And How You Can Avoid It
    by Mark Montgomery on January 7, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Student debt in the US weighs down young people as they chase their personal & professional dreams. A college admissions consultant shares his tips for families to help them stay out of debt and find colleges that won't break the bank...and will create future opportunity for students. The post Why Student Debt Is So Excessive – And How You Can Avoid It first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • How to Get Great Teacher Recommendation Letters in the Weird World of Covid
    by Mark Montgomery on December 10, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    How do you build a relationship with teachers when you never see them in person? Covid complicates the process of getting a great teacher letter of recommendation. Read these tips for how to manage the weird world of online school. The post How to Get Great Teacher Recommendation Letters in the Weird World of Covid first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • What Does Test Optional Mean? It Means Take the Tests
    by Mark Montgomery on October 30, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    What does "test optional" mean in college admissions, and how is it different from "test blind"? How should students and families decide whether to send scores or not? A college admissions consultant clarifies these policies and argues that most colleges still want your test scores--as long as they are really good. So take the tests. And get a really good score. The post What Does Test Optional Mean? It Means Take the Tests first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • Malaysian student says Great College Advice has been “the highlight of my college application journey”
    by Mark Montgomery on September 25, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Zi is a Malaysian student who will attend Vanderbilt University. Zi worked with Mark Montgomery and the team at Great College Advice, and shared his experiences in the video below. Be sure to watch it! If you missed the video, here’s a short recap. Zi worked with Mark and the college counselors Great College Advice The post Malaysian student says Great College Advice has been “the highlight of my college application journey” first appeared on Great College Advice .