Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

The telltale signs of summer are approaching; it is right around the corner. Many students are looking forward to dropping their pens and books and picking up the remote control, but this can create a problem for them when they head back to school in the Fall. Most students work hard to get good grades throughout the school year, but now they face a long vacation that could mean that over 20% of what they learned during the year could vanish if their brains are left idle over the summer. “Let....

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Utilizing Your Unique “Hook:” College Acceptance and Scholarships Packages

Utilizing Your Unique “Hook:” College Acceptance and Scholarships Packages

By: Rachel Fenton University of Michigan 2015, B.A. in English Despite great expectations, happy outcomes with your college applications will be largely dependent on your ability to stay focused academically while avoiding some of the common mistakes that doom otherwise very promising candidates. Keys to successful management of the process involve making good choices, building relationships with colleges and managing expectations. Early in high school is the time for the student athlete ....

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Finding a College That’s Right for You as an Athlete and a Student

Finding a College That’s Right for You as an Athlete and a Student

By: Rachel Fenton University of Michigan 2015, B.A. in English As you face the countless pros and cons that come with each potential college, it is important not let emotional interests override your academic priorities. Embracing a college or university because of its overall ranking or reputation, or because it has a great athletic program or is in a location you like, on the assumption you'll be able to figure out the academic piece later, is not wise. When you do that, you become "destina....

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Playing by the Rules in College Sports Recruiting

Playing by the Rules in College Sports Recruiting

By: Rachel Fenton University of Michigan 2015, B.A. in English At Parros, we value academic goals, just as much as athletic ones, but we also know that colleges want to recruit a student that possesses both attributes. Navigating the two seemingly conflicting worlds of academics and athletics can be difficult and taking the right preparatory steps for both can be confusing. Parros College Planning is dedicated to helping student athletes hone their academic strengths and become college ready.....

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