Applying to College Can Be Difficult. By Timothy Parros

Applying to College Can Be Difficult. By Timothy Parros

We have written many blogs about the importance of getting your college application correct, one that reflects the true ability of the candidate that is applying for college. Again this year I am reminded how many mistakes can be made in the application process. From not getting the right message across in the application essays, to listing the student’s activities incorrectly and not using the proper words to describe that activity. We have seen all of the mistakes over the last 12 years from....

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How to Get the Most out of a College Tour

How to Get the Most out of a College Tour

By Zoe VanSlooten College campus tours can be one of the most important tools in determining which school you want to attend. It’s crucial to make sure you actually like and would be comfortable on the campus, and to get a taste of what life would be like as a student. However, these tours can also be a waste of time if you just passively walk through them, not truly learning anything new. Check out our tips to be sure you get the most out of your time touring college campuses.   &nb....

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How to Correctly Email Colleges

How to Correctly Email Colleges

By Zoe VanSlooten Throughout your time applying to colleges, you likely will (and should be) contacting some college admissions offices over email. While reaching out to colleges and making a personal connection with an admissions officer is a great way to show your interest in a school, it could also be potentially detrimental if you don’t apply some important email etiquette. Here are some tips to help you correctly email colleges. Be sure your email address is appropriate and professional....

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The Importance of Demonstrated Interest in the College Application World

The Importance of Demonstrated Interest in the College Application World

Visiting the campuses of the colleges you are applying to is one of the most important ways to determine if the college could be the right fit for you. As one of our students Emmett Turner, class of 2018 Saline High School, Michigan, says, “I wanted to give every school a full and fair inspection from me and I wanted to see how I would fit in on campus. I was planning on spending my next four years there so I wanted to be sure I liked it.” From our experience, there are certain colleges whe....

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