20 Tips to Ace the SAT

20 Tips to Ace the SAT

Madeline Riley Every high school junior in Michigan will take the SAT this April, and leave with a score that will define much of their college applications process. The SAT can be retaken, however, the state sponsored test is free of charge and acing the test on your first try will ease stress in the future. Taking the test twice is very common (some students take it three or even four times), but at Parros we work prepare students for success on their first try. Follow our 20 tips for an A+ ....

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4 Advantages of Setting Career Goals Before College

4 Advantages of Setting Career Goals Before College

Madeline Riley with Timothy Parros Every year we meet with students lacking a clear picture of their future, who want to pursue a liberal arts education coming into conflict with their parents who worry about paying for a degree that isn’t “practical” (business, engineering, nursing, etc.). In guiding a compromise, we first educate families about the benefits of attending a liberal arts college, that liberal arts colleges exist within large schools where students can also attain a more te....

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9 Steps to Find the Right College Fit

9 Steps to Find the Right College Fit

Madeline Riley You’ve gotten accepted to college! Congratulations! The months of making tough decisions are over. No more application essays, SAT exams, or scholarship forms. Maybe you’re thrilled that the torment of getting into college has passed and you can relax. Except...you excelled tremendously during the application process and now four, five, even ten universities are vying for your enrollment. How do you make the choice when each school has its own advantages and charms? Avoid de....

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Choosing the College That Is Right For Me

Choosing the College That Is Right For Me

Ryan Grunzweig, Catholic Central Class of 2017 I never gave much thought to what college I would attend. Instead, I was always focused on what I wanted to be when I “grew up.” That decision was easier for me since I had dreamed of becoming an engineer from a young age. My main priority in high school was choosing challenging classes that would keep my GPA at a respectable level for a nonspecific college that would help me get to my end goal. While I do admit to coasting in certain classes c....

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