Have questions? We’ve got answers. Below are the most common questions we’ve been asked about Game Changer, Mark Stucker and various other topics. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Contact us! If we get the same questions from multiple people, we’ll be sure to add it to this page.

Will I have to pay sales tax if I order 171 Answers?2017-10-07T07:45:20-04:00

We will need verification that your organization is a qualified tax-exempt entity. To do this, you will need to provide us with a copy of your organization’s IRS determination letter, which you received when you became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity. This letter shows the type tax-exemption you have and whether you are a private foundation or a public charity. Please contact us at info@schoolmatch4u.com to find out how to provide this documentation.

If you cannot find your IRS determination letter, call IRS Customer Service at 1.877.829.5500 to request a new copy.

Is Mark available if I want to hire him for one on one college coaching?2017-10-07T07:44:17-04:00

Yes, go to Mark’s consulting website schoolmatch4u.com for details.

Is Mark available to speak to groups about the college admission process?2017-10-07T07:42:16-04:00

Yes, Mark loves to speak to groups about the college process. Just send him an email at mark@schoolmatch4u.com and put in the subject line “Group presentation request to speak about college admissions”.

What are the chapter titles and sections for 171 Answers?2017-10-07T07:39:46-04:00

There are six section and 171 chapters in 171 AnswersClick here to see a comprehensive list..

Can you tell me more about the personal stories?2017-10-07T07:36:35-04:00

The personal stories that you read are true. When a student or family wanted their names included and gave permission, we used their true names, but in other cases, we changed their names to protect their privacy.

Who is 171 Answers for?2017-10-07T07:35:49-04:00

This is not a book about graduate school, medical school, for profit colleges or law school admissions. This is also not a book about admission to international colleges and universities.

This is a book about undergraduate admission in US colleges. This includes International students who apply to US colleges.

We know that parents will buy this book and read it and we encourage that 100%, but in an attempt to really appeal to students, it is written directly to them.

How is 171 Answers different from other college admission books?2017-10-07T07:35:00-04:00

There are five things that are very unique about 171 Answers?

  1. 171 Answers is a reference book; you don’t have to read a 500-page book to get the answers to your most pressing questions. The 171 chapters take you right to the page that you need to get the answer to your urgent or curious college admission questions. 171 Answers will save you a lot of time. Our minds have changed. Microsoft found that since the year 2000 (or about when the mobile revolution began) the average attention span has dropped from 12 seconds to 8 seconds.
  2. We all nod our head in agreement when someone says, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but if we really believe that, why are there so few pictures in most non-fiction books? This book believes that personal stories coupled with images and illustrations are how we enjoy learning, and how we remember what we are exposed to. Our minds are a picture gallery, not an encyclopedia of facts. This book has detailed content, but it has over two hundred true, fun, personal admissions stories from my experience. The stories are all master