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  • Financial Aid Timeline for High School Seniors
    by Mark Montgomery on May 24, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    Financial aid planning for high school seniors is vital. Students and parents must work together to ensure that college is affordable. Read this guide. The post Financial Aid Timeline for High School Seniors first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • Best Extracurricular Activities for College – Grown Up Examples
    by Mark Montgomery on March 24, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    What are the best extracurricular activities for college? You might ask, "what are the best ways to explore your interests and contributed to the society and improve the world? Most adults have pastimes they enjoy. What are yours? The post Best Extracurricular Activities for College – Grown Up Examples first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • Common App Essay – A Guide for a Perfect College Essay
    by Mark Montgomery on March 18, 2022 at 3:24 am

    The Common App essay is the most important way to stand out in the college application process. Writing it may be easier than you think. Check out this comprehensive guide. The post Common App Essay – A Guide for a Perfect College Essay first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • Recommendations For College – 6 Tips for Great Teacher Letters
    by Mark Montgomery on February 5, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    A strong LOR is vital to your college application. Getting that outstanding letter of recommendation depends on how you manage the process--and the people. The post Recommendations For College – 6 Tips for Great Teacher Letters first appeared on Great College Advice .

  • 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 .