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
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

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
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

How to Ruin Your College Application

Michelle Hartwell

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comJay Mathews from the Washington Post recently wrote an amusing article on what not to do in your college application.

The article Ten Stupid Ways to Ruin Your College Application cites how tasteless Myspace and Facebook profiles, inappropriate email addresses and sarcasm during interviews could ruin your chances at getting into the college of your choice.

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Enjoy!

The SAT Essay: What Not To Do . . . Unless You “Want” a Zero

Essay  SAT  Videos  Writing
Karl Schellscheidt

eprep test prep video

To avoid a dreaded zero, be sure to avoid three specific mistakes when writing your SATessay. In this video, I discuss the three ways to secure a zero.

Oh yeah, in this video I also discuss the characteristics of essays that received the “perfect” score of six. (more…)

Taking the PSAT Enters You into a Scholarship Competition

Michelle Hartwell

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comJust a little FYI here. The actual name of the PSAT is PSAT/NMSQT – The Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. When you take the PSAT in your junior year of high school, you are also entered into the running for a scholarship (more…)

College Fairs

Michelle Hartwell

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comAs a high school student, it’s probably safe to say that you will spend a great deal of time thinking about and finding the right college to attend. This can be a simple task, as maybe you already have a school in mind. But what if (more…)

SAT Essay Rubric – Grammar and Word Usage

Karl Schellscheidt

eprep test prep videoThis entry is the fifth and final video post dedicated to explaining the categories of the SAT essay grading rubric – or scoring guide. In this entry Karl discusses Grammar and Word Usage.

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