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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Acceptance and Award Letters, oh my!

Acceptance and Award Letters, oh my!

By Aimee Nemeth The moment has finally arrived… Your college acceptance letter is in your hands. After you and your family are done celebrating the great news, the next question is, how are you going to pay for it? Confused, you look back at the letter, you flip it over, and turn it inside out, but there’s no information about funding, scholarships, or costs of attendance. Every year, students and their families assume that acceptance to a college or university means that all the hard ....

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Choosing the Right College

Choosing the Right College

Nick Parros – Freshman at Rollins College in Winter Park Florida I can’t believe that it has been all most one year since I made my decision on what college I wanted to attend. I know that many seniors are starting to get their acceptance letters and are now seriously looking at where they want to spend the next four years, or longer. I do want to share some of my thoughts on the process and to reassure them that, if they take a look at the bigger picture. they will always make the best dec....

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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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