Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    International Office Director

Proposed Pell Grant Increase: Good News and Bad News

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college admissions expert advice from Reporter Kelly Field of The Chronicle of Higher Education reported today that President Bush’s proposal to increase the maximum Pell Grant is likely to be made possible through cuts in lender subsidies and the elimination of the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants program (SEOG), which augments Pell Grants for low-income students.

This is a follow up to my post dated February 2, 2007. While we still have a long way to go, I am more confident now that most of Bush’s proposals with will be implemented in one form or another.

Student Frustrated with ETS Fees Allegedly Sent Bomb Threat

Karl Schellscheidt -

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comThe reported that police are investigating a bomb threat made to an Educational Testing Service office building in Ewing, New Jersey. The threat was allegedly made by a Maryland teenager who became “agitated” when he learned that there was an additional $17 fee associated with having his SAT results forwarded to each of two “unnamed” colleges.

While my gut tells me that the student’s threat was idle and made purely out of frustration during the heat of the moment, the consquences may be harsh.