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)

ePrep on Tour

Michelle Hartwell -

eprep test prep videoContinuing in our seminar series, ePrep will be presenting at two Get College Funding sponsored college planning events this week.

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 8th you can find us at the Dana Hills High School where our own Karl Schellscheidt will present as special guest to speak on SAT Test Prep. The College Funding and Test Prep seminar begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. (more…)

FAFSA on the Web

Michelle Hartwell -

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comThe Department of Education is reformatting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be a bit more user friendly. The application in its original state was a complicated and lengthy form, and though it still requires a lot of information to be entered, the form is at least now easier to understand. (more…)

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!

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 - Use of Language

Karl Schellscheidt -

eprep test prep videoThis entry is the third of 5 video posts dedicated to explaining the 5 different categories of the SAT essay grading rubric - or scoring guide. In this entry you’ll find out how essay graders view your choice of vocabulary words.

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SAT Essay Rubric - Organization

Admissions   Essay   Videos   Writing   SAT
Karl Schellscheidt -

eprep test prep videoThis entry is the second of 5 video posts dedicated to explaining the 5 different categories of the SAT essay grading rubric - or scoring guide. Find out the second secret factor the essay grading groups use.

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College Gender Gap Affecting Women Applicants

Seamus Malin -

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comPart of the admissions process requires that admissions officers select a demographically balanced student body. Ideally they have an already balanced applicant pool to select from. However this is not the case. (more…)

Do High School AP Classes Help with College Admissions?

Michelle Hartwell -

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comTaking high school AP courses can help you stand out in the eyes of College Admissions departments and can help you prepare for the type of course work you will encounter in college. So should you jump in and apply for AP classes? Well, yes — but only if (more…)

Q & A with Don and Seamus: Financial Aid for International Students?

Karl Schellscheidt -

college admissions expert advice from eprep.comWe continue our question and answer session with expert Don Betterton with a question submitted by Masha:

Is financial aid available for international students?

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