Deferment 101: Part 2 - The Waitlist

Deferment 101: Part 2 - The Waitlist

By Timothy Parros and Aimee Nemeth As colleges are reviewing their second or third wave of applicants you are still waiting for your ‘Deferment’ to be reconsidered. If you followed our recommendations in Deferment 101: Part 1 - The Deferment, you know that in the next month you should be hearing either a (1) accepted (2) denied, or the dreaded (3) waitlisted. We know that our students have taken our advice and updated the admissions committee with every award they’ve gotten since their o....

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Deferment 101: Part 1- The Deferment

Deferment 101: Part 1- The Deferment

By Aimee Nemeth There’s a little known grey area in the college acceptance game called a “deferral” and, while it may appear to be every student’s nightmare when applying to their dream school, it can have a positive result in the end. The good news is it is not a deny. What does a deferral really mean? You may know that it falls between an “acceptance” and a “denial” but really it’s when the school your student applied to wants to review all of the candidates before giving a....

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Thoughts about Grades in high school, college, and in getting that job after college

Thoughts about Grades in high school, college, and in getting that job after college

Timothy Parros As our students are beginning to get their results from all of their hard work in applying to colleges it has gotten me thinking about how much work really has to go into the application process. It begins early now, as early as 9th grade, and we find that our parents are concerned that their children are engaged in a race for better grades and more activities. Sometimes, we also see these same parents pushing themselves, and their children, to higher levels of anxiety as they lo....

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6 Things High School Juniors can do to Maximize Their Winter Breaks

6 Things High School Juniors can do to Maximize Their Winter Breaks

By Aimee Nemeth It’s time to pull on that winter coat and thaw out the holiday turkey, winter break is almost here.   This year, our juniors in high school have asked us at Parros College Planning what can they do to get the most out of their Winter Break.  Our answers to this question vary from family to family, but there are tons of opportunity to do more than nap on the couch for the full two weeks.   This is really a great time for students to use this time to help them when it comes....

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