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Allen Grove

Allen Grove

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Allen Grove is the former director of a program for new college students, a professor of English, and a freelance writer who focuses on college admissions, student success, and the transition from high school to college.


For five years, Allen directed Alfred University's First-Year Experience Program to help students make the challenging transition from high school to college. He is also a professor of English who regularly teaches first-year experience courses, first-year composition, and British Literature. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has edited several British novels. In addition to his day job, Allen is a freelance writer who has written for a web-based company specializing in student enrollment, retention, and success.


Allen's educational path is not exactly a traditional one, but it gives him insight to many types of schools. He earned a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from M.I.T. and, with some course work at Harvard and Wellesley, a B.S. in Literature from M.I.T. He then abandoned his plans to go to graduate school for engineering, instead going on to earn his master's and PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

By Allen Grove:

More and more, the college admissions process is becoming confusing, stressful, and expensive. As your guide, I hope to make the process what it should be - exciting and empowering. I look forward to working with you on all aspects of college admissions: choosing your perfect school, early planning strategies, grades and standardized tests, financial aid, campus visits, and preparation for your first semester of college. Also, as a writing professor, I'm thrilled to be able to share my expertise as you write your admissions essays.

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