About David Montesano

As an admissions strategist, David has helped hundreds of clients find and gain access to the best match undergraduate and graduate programs over the past ten years. From offices in the U.S., David serves families with students who hope to attend college from a wide range of achievement levels and high school backgrounds.

Dave is the author of “Strategic College Admission”, published in CollegeBound News (April, 2005). Profiled by Washington Post education writer, Jay Matthews, in Newsweek’s “America’s Hottest Colleges” (2005 edition), David was called a “new breed of college admission consultants who use business school marketing principles to sell students to their preferred college”.

Speaking Events
Date Time Show Info
April 28, 2014 3:05pm for 25 Minutes WENG AM & FM Englewood, FL 941-474-3231
April 21, 2014 9:15pm for 15 Minutes Ocean County Breakfast Show 92.7 WOBM 848-221-8093
March 31, 2014 9:10am for 20 Minutes WRNR 750 Martinsburg, WV Studio: 304-263-6540 Backup: 304-263-0512
March 28, 2014 4:17pm for 15 Minutes WSVA Radio Harrisonburg, VA (540) 434-0331 or (540) 437-4875
March 28, 2014 11:00am for 30 Minutes Maggie Linton Show SiriusXM - Channel 110 Washington, DC 202-380-1588
March 20, 2014 10:45am for 15 Minutes Glen Biegel Show AM 700 KBYR Anchorage, AK studio. 907-274-5297

What to Do with the Waitlist


Waiting on the Wait List? While doing so, be sure to place your deposit with a college where you have already been accepted. Waitlists can be unpredictable, and you will likely not hear back until after the May 1st deposit deadline. It can't hurt to give yourself and your family peace of mind by reserving your place at a school where you can attend in the fall if the waitlist doesn't work out!

FREE Amazon Kindle Version of "Brand U"


Follow the link below to download a FREE copy of David's book, “Brand U: 4 Steps to the College of Your Dreams,” this weekend, August 16th and 17th!


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This Year's Admit Rates


...according to the Washington Post

The grand totals for this year’s Ivy League admissions are in. Of 253,472 applications for the Class of 2018, the eight private, prestigious and pricey schools known for a climbing vine gave a green light to 22,624.

Quick, get the calculator. The admission rate is ...

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College Board Announces Changes to SAT


"The SAT will modernize the vocabulary and math sections to reflect what a majority of students actually use. For students with low-income and first generation backgrounds, the new SAT should be a fairer test." - David Montesano

So what exactly will be changed? Find out here.

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David Montesano's quote about choosing a college in NYTimes


David Montesano's quote about choosing a college in NYTimes:

Link to NYTimes.

CONGRATULATIONS. You’ve been accepted to more than one college. Now comes the hard part: deciding which to go to. Make a mistake and you could be repeating the whole application process again next year — to transfer out.

Let’s say the cost is similar. How to choose between two good ...

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