Arriving Late to College Planning: 3 Tips for Students and Families

Arriving Late to College Planning: 3 Tips for Students and Families

By: Rachel Fenton University of Michigan 2015, B.A. in English At Parros College Planning, we believe that it’s never too early to start preparing for college. However, some families will inevitably wait until crunch time to start seriously thinking about and discussing their college bound student’s future. At this stage, it is still important to have a plan. Tackling the hard questions and getting ahead of the game (even at the last minute) can save you stress in beginning both the financia....

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Parros College Planning Featured in July 16 Bridge Magazine Article

Parros College Planning Featured in July 16 Bridge Magazine Article

Parros College Planning is honored to appear in Bridge Magazine for a second time. Ron French’s article, “Worried about Michigan’s switch to the SAT? Six reasons to calm down” addresses the concerns of families facing the state’s new requirement for schools to administer the SAT test instead of the ACT. The SAT will be replacing the ACT test as Michigan’s free college assessment exam. After almost a decade as an ACT state, the switch is raising questions among students and families, ....

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The Incoming Junior class of 2017 Dilemma: To ACT or to NEW SAT, Which is Better?

The Incoming Junior class of 2017 Dilemma: To ACT or to NEW SAT, Which is Better?

The summer is the perfect time to prep for college entrance exams; either the ACT or the SAT. But there are some things that are new that could be adding to the problem of deciding which test to take. Most importantly you need to match the right test for the right student, in addition Michigan is now a 'SAT' state. This means that in the spring these juniors will be taking the brand new SAT through their high schools. Just because the SAT is offered at your high school, you can still pay to take....

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The Importance of Being a “Student-Athlete”

The Importance of Being a “Student-Athlete”

By: Rachel Fenton Sometimes being a talented athlete can seem to inherently contradict academic success. The closer you get to college, the greater the pressure you face to play at your very best, which can mean a schedule packed full of practices and training. With so much time and effort spent on athletics, academic rigor can feel like an unnecessary extra stressor if you think that your greatest selling point is your athletic performance. At Parros College Planning, we work hard to counter th....

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