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Early Decision Applying to college

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! As graduation season enters full swing, albeit looking quite different this year, we wanted to offer our congratulations to the Class of 2020! Every year, our seniors put a lot of thought and hard work into their applications. This year was no different. After a busy summer and fall… Read more »

Class of 2019 Early Application Results

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Tweet Congratulations to the Class of 2019! We’ve had a busy and productive application cycle at Marks Education. The changing landscape in admissions has shown the importance of our comprehensive, tailored counseling and tutoring support for students in the D.C. metropolitan area and around the country, as well as overseas. We have enjoyed working with… Read more »

Marks Education 2017 College Transfer Results

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College Transfer, how to transfer colleges

College Transfer is a common practice. Each student’s journey through college is different. There is no “right” path through college. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, approximately 20% of students who graduate from a four-year institution – both public and private – started at a different school. We have worked with transfers on a… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Your Campus Visits

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The spring is a popular time for high school students and their families to explore college campuses. The weather is beautiful, high schools are on break, and it just feels great to get away from home after the cold, gray winter. The big advantage for families visiting in the spring instead of the summer is… Read more »

An Insider’s Insight on Admissions: Robert Clark, Counselor

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In this feature, we present one staffer’s advice on college admissions to guide families through this ever-changing process. Robert Clark’s guidance for families is based on several years of experience in admissions at Georgetown University, as well as his expertise in working with student-athletes and transfer students. How has your background at Georgetown University shaped… Read more »

2015-2016 Common App Changes

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  Over the last 40 years, the Common App has become the standard application in the college admissions process. Last year, according to the Common Application, approximately 857,000 applicants submitted over 3.7 million applications through their system! The Common App also processed over 14.3 million recommendations. 69 colleges and universities joined the Common App this… Read more »